Simple tranquil living
Monday, 15 August 2011
A rectangular concrete and plaster house is deceiving to the eye as the interior fit-out and exterior setting quickly lay any thoughts of austerity to rest.

Genteel style retained
Monday, 08 August 2011
A piece of English country-house living remains untouched by suburban expansion and infill housing.

Church to artist's nest
Monday, 11 July 2011
Accommodating a family home, artist’s studio and gallery, and car garaging in a central city location was an ambitious task, but the answer – in a roundabout way – came from heaven.

New heights for pumice
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Prefabricated housing has moved up a notch at a housing development. Typically prefab housing involves lower cost timber-frame construction.

What would Emilia think?
Monday, 16 May 2011
Snuggled in a corner of one of the country’s newest urban villages is a lane dedicated to a woman notable for her generosity, and at the heart of an ongoing controversy.

Hotchpotch with charm
Wednesday, 06 April 2011
There's a 100mm height difference from one side of the kitchen to the other and the weatherboard slopes towards the foundations under the windows, but that’s part of the charm of a house that started out as a two-room bach.

Provence, but Kiwi style
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Anyone who has read Peter Mayle’s famous book A Year in Provence, let alone experienced the bucolic bliss of the south of France, has a treat in store on their doorstep.

Genteel historic home
Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Dubbed “the matriarch of the bay”, a gracious turn-of-the-century house is about to undergo a makeover.

Health of the indoors
Tuesday, 01 March 2011
Housing in New Zealand has a reputation for being cold and damp, but a research project focussed on small changes for healthier homes hopes to have found a key motivator for change.

Simple, neat, tidy lines
Monday, 14 February 2011
Simple, neat and tidy lines were not only features of a Jalcon Homes built family home that helped make it an award-winning property, they were also the reasons owners Liz and Mike Seward predict they will not be moving for at least 20 years.

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