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Nathan and Tushka's Beach House

With a sky-blue Resene Tsunami front door and an interior palette of seven sandy paint shades, Nathan and Tushka's relaxed, open-to-the-elements house at Waikanae Beach ... more

Nathan and Tushka's Beach House
 
Square square colour information iconResene Kumuoto
is a soft toned coastal blue, hazy in the morning light.
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Dave and Anna's Bright Bungalow

Like many 1920s bungalows, Dave and Anna's home suffered from a serious case of light deficiency. When they first moved in, eight years ago, "It was dark, dreary ... more

Dave and Anna's Bright Bungalow

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Duncan and Carolyn's Home Among The Trees

As well as dealing with the natural challenges of building on a steep site with unstable ground, Duncan and Carolyn had to relocate four large, ... more

Duncan and Carolyn's Home Among The Trees

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John and Juliet's Cliff-Hugging Home by the ...

Always ones to rise to a challenge, John and Juliet bought a small, narrow piece of land, wedged between the ocean and a cliff face, ... more

John and Juliet's Cliff-Hugging Home by the Ocean
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Square square colour information iconResene Sunkissed
is an ochre and golden yellow blend, easy on the eye in a rustic ambiance.
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Square square colour information iconResene Shirley Temple
is a flash of spirited orange with a soft edge of rose hiding within it.
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Win: A little luxury

The beautiful Koha shower collection features innovative Methven Satinjet® technology ... more

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Win: All set for summer dining

Give your table setting a treat with these gorgeous bakery ... more

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Win: Cleaning made easy

If you’re all for making chores around the home simpler ... more

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James and Naomi's Helensville Hideaway

After spending eight and a half years living in London, often in small flats with just a few pot plants, this riverside country villa just ... more

James and Naomi's Helensville Hideaway

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Nicole's Suntrap by the Sea

Ask Nicole what she loves most about her home and the list is long. Ah, the benefits of helping to design your own home! Do ... more

Nicole's Suntrap by the Sea

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Lindsay and Chris Go For Bold

When Lindsay and Chris first bought their home in Christchurch, it was a bungalow that had been split into two separate flats. As soon as ... more

Lindsay and Chris Go For Bold

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Roscoe's Fabulous Franklin Road Home

Every room in Ross Thorby’s Ponsonby home has at least one chandelier. It is hard not to be wowed by their beauty, glamour, and sparkle. ... more

Roscoe's Fabulous Franklin Road Home

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Craig and Wu Li's Minimalist Apartment

When Craig and Wu Li first bought their home in New Plymouth, it was an old butcher’s shop with three-metre high ceilings, a sloping floor ... more

Craig and Wu Li's Minimalist Apartment

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Michele's Dream House

Michele has lived in her “bungalow with a contemporary twist” for 8 years – the longest she has ever lived in a house, and testament ... more

Michele's Dream House

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Darren and Lee's Inner-City Oasis

After living in their Californian bungalow for 17 years, Darren and Lee wanted to create a private backyard haven that would inspire them to relax ... more

Darren and Lee's Inner-City Oasis

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A Very Glamorous Boat House

When the owners of this waterfront home told architect Jack McKinney that they wanted a house like a boat shed, it was a good thing ... more

A Very Glamorous Boat House

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Howard and Vanja's Modern Glamour

When Howard and Vanja first bought their home in Westmere 15 years ago, “it was cheap!” How times have changed in Westmere. Their Californian bungalow ... more

Howard and Vanja's Modern Glamour

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Adam and Debra's Black and White Bungalow

Before Adam and Debra bought their current home, they lived next door to it, and were constantly admiring its corner site and envying how much ... more

Adam and Debra's Black and White Bungalow

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Dean and Karryn's Contemporary Kaleidoscope

Like many other couples with a young family, Dean and Karryn bought their sprawling, four-bedroom Auckland bungalow with the intention of doing it up. Also ... more

Dean and Karryn's Contemporary Kaleidoscope

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Sarah's Victorian Treasure-Box

Five years ago, Sarah inherited her 1903, four-bedroom Wellington villa from her parents. “I knew the house and area well and had always loved it. ... more

Sarah's Victorian Treasure-Box

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Brett and Karen's Family Affair

There’s more family than usual involved in this four-bedroom family home outside Hamilton. The land for the house where Brett, Karen, their three kids and ... more

Brett and Karen's Family Affair

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Richard and Tracy's Love of Colour

“It’s not like me to have white walls,” says Tracy, “but I felt that this home needed them to look modern and light.” While the ... more

Richard and Tracy's Love of Colour

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David and Bronwen's Hotel California

After more than seven years of renovations to create their dream home, it’s pretty safe to say designer David and his partner Bronwen aren’t planning ... more

David and Bronwen's Hotel California

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A Sanctuary of Sea, Sand and Stone

With views of the rolling Kapiti Coast, natural scrubland and wide skies, the owners of this beach house at Peka Peka didn’t have to look ... more

A Sanctuary of Sea, Sand and Stone

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Wayne and Pat's Seaside Home Gets a ...

It's easy to see why it was the location that first attracted Wayne and Pat to their home: surrounded by native bush (including two huge ... more

Wayne and Pat's Seaside Home Gets a Facelift

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Robyn's Colourful Cottage

Before Robyn moved in, there was no garden around the Victorian workers' cottage that she has now called home for 18 years. Still, the keen ... more

Robyn's Colourful Cottage

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David's Industrial Zen Apartment

Most of us would love to have a one-kilometre commute to work. But David Payne is the kind of guy who thinks that if something ... more

David's Industrial Zen Apartment

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Monica's Big Red Barn

"This was just a cow paddock when we bought it ten years ago," says Monica of the place she now calls home. Hidden from the ... more

Monica's Big Red Barn

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A Luxurious Lakeside Retreat

Before building their ultimate holiday home here, the owners of this lakeside dwelling had a caravan on the site for 10 years. It's easy to see why they wanted ... more

A Luxurious Lakeside Retreat

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