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Cook Strait House by Tennent + Brown Architects

By • Aug 21, 2013

New Zealand-based architectural firm Tennent + Brown Architects has created the Cook Strait House.

Completed in 2012, this 4,316 square foot contemporary home sits atop a cliff in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Winsomere Crescent by Dorrington Atcheson Architects

By • Jul 26, 2013

This contemporary house is a 2012 project by Dorrington Atcheson Architects that is located in Auckland, New Zealand.

It is a renovation of an existing house that preserved much of the original detail while bringing in more sunlight and stunning waterfront views.

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Shoal Bay Bach by Parsonson Architects

By • Jul 18, 2013

Shoal Bay Bach is a private residence located in Shoal Bay, New Zealand and designed by Parsonson Architects.

A bach is a small holiday home or, like in this case, a beach home, and they’re an iconic part of the culture of New Zealand.

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Rotopai Residence by Studio MWA

By • Jun 29, 2013

Rotopai Residence was designed by Studio MWA and is located in Martinborough, New Zealand.

The home is surrounded by low rolling hills against a background of mountains, and has an interior that is warm and comfortable, elegant and cozy.

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Waterfall Bay House by Bossley Architects

By • Jun 14, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Waterfall Bay House is located in a remote bay in the Marlborough Sounds at the north of the South Island of New Zealand and was designed by Bossley Architects.

The wood that pervades the home seems to respond to the lush forest that surrounds it, creating a comfortable and pleasant relationship.

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Architectural Lakeside Living

By • Jun 1, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This spectacular lakeside home is located in Queenstown, New Zealand.

It is set against a rough landscape, though separated from it by its elegant lines and smooth surfaces.

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Purotu Bach by Studio MWA

By • May 30, 2013

Purotu Bach is a holiday home in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand and was designed by Studio MWA.

The property is surrounded by lush vegetation, with stunning views over Miritu Bay.

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Mountain Retreat by Fearon Hay Architects

By • Apr 27, 2013

Mountain Retreat is a stunning home located in Closeburn Station, Queenstown, New Zealand, and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects.

The home mixes rustic elements -stone and wood- with more modern ones -glass and concrete- to create a spectacular effect.

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Cornege-Preston House by Bonnifait + Giesen

By • Apr 26, 2013

Wellington-based architectural firm Bonnifait + Giesen has designed the Cornege-Preston House.

This 2,153 square foot contemporary house is located on a one-hectare rural property in Martinborough, New Zealand.

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Nikau House by Strachan Group Architects

By • Apr 25, 2013

This contemporary home by Strachan Group Architects was created for a retired couple living in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.

The clients wanted a place where they could entertain friends and family that had an atmosphere of muted luxury.

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Waiatarua House by Hamish Monk Architecture

By • Apr 16, 2013

Hamish Monk Architecture created this modern residence for a client in Auckland, New Zealand.

The aim of the project was to create a quietly elegant structure that would not upset its surrounding environment.

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City House by Architex

By • Mar 20, 2013 •  Selected Work 

City House is a 2011 project by Architex that was created for a client located in Auckland, New Zealand.

It was designed with an emphasis on transparency and the relationship between indoor and exterior spaces.

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Seaview House by Parsonson Architects

By • Mar 11, 2013

This contemporary residence looks out over Wellington Harbor in Wellington, New Zealand.

It is a spacious 2012 project by Parsonson Architects that was built to satisfy a large family spanning multiple age groups.

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Wairau Valley House by Parsonson Architects

By • Feb 5, 2013

New Zealand-based architectural firm Parsonson Architects has created the Wairau Valley House in Rapaura, New Zealand.

Completed in 2010, this contemporary home was designed to keep a close connection with the surrounding terrain. The interior is characterised by linear concrete walls and warm Eucalyptus Saligna wood.

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Tutukaka House by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

By • Jan 12, 2013

This contemporary, yet rustic beach home is a 2007 project by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects that is located in Tutukaka Northland, New Zealand.

The orientation of each room was chosen to bring attention to specific views.

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S House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects

By • Dec 3, 2012

S House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects has been completed in Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

The residence was completed in 2012 and was designed to respond to the surrounding site and topography.

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Timms Bach, Beach Shelter by Herbst Architects

By • Nov 18, 2012 •  Selected Work 

Aukland-based husband-and-wife Nicola and Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects have designed a beach home located just a short walk away from Kaitoke Beach on the Great Barrier Island, the fourth-largest island of New Zealand’s main chain of islands.

This bach, a New Zealand term for a back-to-basics beach house, like every house on the island, is off the grid.

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