Set in stone

Bluestone pavers, a granite spa pool and stone walls bring a sense of permanence to this new poolscape Read more

And the living is easy

An under-utilised back yard is transformed into an outdoor living and entertaining area the whole family enjoys Read more

Twist on tradition

The formal style of this renovated villa was given a modern twist in its outdoor living area, where traditional design meets modern functionality Read more

Gone bush

With its corrugated steel, gabion stone walls and shed-like pavilions, this holiday retreat references its rural surroundings both outside and in Read more

View to the future

This beach house has been designed to ensure it will enjoy the outlook now and in time as more houses are built Read more

Tranquil repose

In this elevated garden room, privacy, peace and quiet can be taken for granted Read more

Tropical outlook

Modern design merges with traditional Thai features at Conrad Koh Samui Resort Read more

Simplicity reigns

With its gabled volumes reminiscent of traditional farm buildings, this Michigan country retreat references the local architectural vernacular Read more

Wider horizons

A retreat, rental income, or capital investment all sound reasons to consider a second home. Westpac offers friendly, professional advice Read more

Natural affinity

Two outdoor entertainment areas form close connections to the coastal environment Read more

Picture this

Built around the turn of the last century, this historic villa has been extensively restored, with panelling highlighted in subtle Resene shades Read more

All the better to view

Now you can relax on the deck or in the spa pool and still watch the big game on TV even in the sun. H2Otv's Outdoor range makes it possible Read more





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Homes Trends Vol. 34/4

Whether space for your new bathroom is generous or modest, you'll want to create a room that not only looks good but is also a breeze to use. And that often means working around restrictions of plumbing locations, the po... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/1

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the ofte... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 33/7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the... Read more