Small but perfectly formed

Containing a swimming pool, barbecue, fireplace and alfresco dining area, this courtyard has every occasion covered Read more

Night and day

Originally an industrial warehouse, this property has been transformed into an urban, loft-style house, complete with a courtyard outdoor living area Read more

Pocketful of posies

The traditional cottage garden at the front of this Victorian villa belies the more formal, structured landscape at the rear Read more

Architectural origami

Nothing is quite as it seems in this new beach house roofs turn down to form walls, corners open up and walls fold into decks and floors, effectively wrapping the house in a rich timber exoskeleton Read more

Southern hospitality

This central Otago holiday home wraps around four sides of a sheltered courtyard to provide plenty of space and privacy for family and guests Read more

Going with the flow

This small garden makes a big impact with a distinctive water feature and layers of foliage that create texture and interest Read more

Of boxes and bowers

From its clipped box hedges and specimen trees to its vine-covered Italian grotto, this classically inspired garden is a step back in time Read more

Down the garden path

A crushed-shell pathway, meandering watercourse and large drifts of colour enhance the visual impact of this hillside garden Read more

Hidden prospect

Nestled high on a hill, this pavilion offers a quiet spot to admire the sights Read more

Mountain haven

Combining the essence of the countryside with contemporary details created a holiday getaway that always feels like home Read more

Chef's special

Building on its iconic barbeque design, popular for half a century, Weber also moves with the times Read more

Well connected

Traditional solid timber doors and windows make attractive, reliable connections between the indoors and out Dando offers a broad selection Read more






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