10 August 2017

Sound and Vision

Retrofitting the latest, smart audio-visual and security systems into an older-style home may be easier than you think. Discover More


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6 July 2017

Modern Twist


With more than thirty houses to his name, Cameron Ireland can reasonably call himself a specialist in the art of converting small, draughty villas into edgy family homes.

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4 May 2017

Right At Home


Cute as a button from the street and sharp as a tack inside, this modern re-invention of a workingman’s cottage is the perfect marriage of new and old.

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5 April 2017

Sustainable Dilemmas


Looking to turn your heritage villa, cottage or bungalow into a modern energy-efficient sustainable home? Architect Lindley Naismith says proceed with your eyes wide open.

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15 March 2017

Elegantly Modern


If ever there was an example of how to bring out the best in a villa, this is surely it.

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15 March 2017

Going Up!


Being able to simply hoist your home up a few metres and create a new floor underneath has its advantages. But is it as simple as that?

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14 September 2016

A Golden Opportunity


Behind the façade of a popular Birkenhead café sits a hidden gem of a home, a time capsule dating back half a century.

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29 June 2016

Feeling Appy?


Mobile phones have become pretty much indispensable for myriad functions they perform as part of every day life. We select our top 5 essential apps for buying and designing your home.

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13 April 2016

Out of Africa


As the former editor of one of New Zealand’s top design magazines, I’ve seen a lot of kitchens in my time, and this one is right up there...

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