Taking shelter

A fireplace, high boundary walls and adjustable louvres ensure this cosy courtyard is inviting even on cooler evenings Read more

Dressed to impress

Layered planting brings structure and depth to this city garden, creating a series of tranquil outdoor living spaces while concealing an awkwardly shaped site Read more

From sunrise to sunset

With a floating roof design and transparent double-glazed walls, this Central Otago house by ADNZ designer Gary Todd is at one with the natural environment Read more

Take the splash

A pool is the perfect antidote to a hot, humid Kiwi summer. Freedom Pools can have you in the swim in no time at all Read more

Shedding light

The lush atmosphere of this entry garden is created through a minimal lighting scheme Read more

Far horizons

Inspired by the Japanese concept of shakkei, or borrowed scenery, this house is at one with the ocean Read more

Rest assured

Choosing a certified builder means a guarantee of good-quality workmanship helpful when you are not around to oversee your project Read more

One with the land

Through the creation of a meandering stream and the planting of native flora and fauna, this contemporary home appears established within its surroundings Read more

Barn fresh

Under the profile of a classic farm building, this home offers warmth, comfort and room enough for a ski party Read more

In the dry season

Exotic cacti grow alongside natives and scented classics in this hot, dry garden Read more

A good look all round

This holiday home has all angles covered, whichever way you look at it Read more






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