This idyllic site on the water’s edge in Mahurangi East, just an hour’s drive from central Auckland, called for a home that tapped into the calm serenity of the area.
A meticulously crafted, small building that is constantly transformed both manually and by the natural light and waters that surround it.
The traditional rooms in this 1890s Auckland villa have been compartmentalised, shuffled and ingeniously spread across various levels.
A melange of styles and impeccably curated objects turned this Parisian apartment into a welcoming and warm home.
As British interior design’s star Kelly Hoppen celebrates 40 years in the industry, we step into the place she calls home.
A city-fringe penthouse apartment has been transformed into a luxurious dwelling with dual functions – a sanctuary from the city and a place to entertain guests.
This new home by Chenchow Little is a private sanctuary that maximises the impressive panoramic views to the Pacific Ocean.
This modern cedar-clad cabin reinterprets tradition as it mimics its surroundings, blending with the trees and making a bold statement.
The purity of Japanese architecture is energised by the daily performance of sunlight.
Designed for a jet-set family with several international abodes, this Monaco apartment strikes a seemingly effortless balance between comfort and style.
Although set among native bushland on the outskirts of Melbourne, this multi-generational home exudes a very urban sophistication.
A slick holiday home in Nelson is luring its Singapore-based owners into making it their permanent abode.
A designer villa in Bali, inspired by Japanese minimalism and with a strong environmental ethos, captures the essence of simplicity, luxury and relaxation.
This abstract meditation space in the middle of a forest is deeply intertwined with the woodland that surrounds it.
This architect’s penthouse boasts enviable green spaces and a vertigo-inducing outdoor bath.
A regular among musicians, designers and British royalty, Francis Sultana shows us how his apartment reflects on an impressive career.
This minimalist interior turns into an exhibition space, pop-up retail space and even gig venue.
This layered and luxurious makeover in the Big Apple transforms an apartment into a veritable home.
One of our favourite prefabricated small spaces of recent years has to be this Uruguayan mountain bach designed by MAPA Architects.
Ground is soon to be broken for The Pacifica, a soaring new apartment complex that has the ability to reinvigorate an enclave of Auckland’s downtown.
From Mondrian to Margiela: a very personal blending of influences – design and otherwise – make this French apartment a veritable tour de force.
A house in the hills of Los Angeles has recently become a showroom for The Future Perfect, a design store with additional locations in Manhattan and San Francisco.
This sophisticated Moscow home shows how custom-designed spaces, furniture and fittings can take the uniformity out of apartment living.
The historic Grand Hotel in Auckland’s CBD is set for a whole new lease on life as it transforms into high-end apartment complex The International.
Like a well kept secret, a renovated 1930s bungalow hides a black steel and glass addition from the street.
A tiny, triangular and nearly derelict site receives a sharp redesign.
A neighbourhood is being reborn in the heart of Auckland’s city fringe. Currently in its second stage of development, SKHY is located on the corner of Symonds Street and Khyber Pass (hence its name) on an elevated site that is within walking distance of all the main centres.
An apartment for a creative couple – an opera director and a film director – offers up drama and grand gestures mixed with subtle and delicate moments.
This sophisticated, nine-storey inn was designed by Jaime Hayon as a contemporary take on classic Spanish motifs.
The home of Puerto Rico’s leading luxury residential developer is a fitting gem on the Caribbean coast.
This holiday home in the Hawke’s Bay is equal parts relaxation, art gallery, viewing platform and a subtle homage to Palm Springs.
Borrowing from Moorish motifs, Brazilian vernacular, contemporary art and a playful melding of colour and forms, this home is never, ever dull.
A multi-generational home extension in Quebec uses contemporary flair to build on the past.
A show flat’s interior is emboldened through a cross-continental lifestyle and design collaboration.
This Auckland home is a cabinet of curiosities filled to the rafters with meticulous design and well-curated art.
Nestled into the sand dunes, this bach provides close communion with Auckland’s west coast and acts as a simplified expression of a strong architectural voice.
This chalet beside a Canadian lake is built for relaxation, socialising and unabashed communion with nature.
A 100-year-old tree in a former orchard in London gives this house clear design directions.
Theatricality, robustness and confident pride of place make this Waiheke home a true head-turner.
The interior of the 2016 House of the Year at the World Architecture Festival uses chiselled forms to follow the sun.