Barn Brilliance

  A workshop, a place to do up that classic car, extra storage space, an innovation chamber; your barn can be whatever you want it to be - they even make them to live in. Introducing the Barn Kit, a product from McAlpines, the largest privately-owned sawmill, timber and building materials group in New Zealan

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Designed to Suit a Lifestyle

  This spectacular Queenstown home designed by Dravitzki & Brown Architecture is positioned on a terrace in Jack’s Point looking back towards Queenstown and Coronet Peak, in an area flanked on one side by Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables on the other. Not really that bad a spot it must be said! Just imagi

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The Strength of Authenticity

  Few modern cities have been able to be redeveloped citywide, at once, just as Christchurch is experiencing following the earthquakes. It’s a unique platform from which new opportunities are being explored, and the understanding of what constitutes a grand design has developed a whole new meaning. Designs tha

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Harbourside Hummer

  The Bowater family has become a part of the landscape in the Harbour Basin and Banks Peninsula region. Bowater Builders owner Greg Bowater says his family have been building homes in the Harbour Basin for more than 50 years. Greg appreciates that the homes they build are part of the landscape and will remain s

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Stunner in Sumner

  In a picturesque setting, surrounded by native bush overlooking Sumner beach, this stunning hillside home creates a serene space. Encased in natural cedar it complements the landscape and looks right at home. The masterpiece of LOC Construction, this home is well within its rights to be draped in awards. Enter

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The Right Design

  The dream of an architecturally-designed home in which a harmonious balance of form and function is achieved is now easier and more affordable than ever. But what makes a home beautiful and really liveable? Peter Mannion of Synergy Design has designed award-winning homes all over the world and is known for his

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The Only Limit Is Your Imagination

  A workshop, a place to do up that classic car, extra storage space, an innovation chamber; your barn can be whatever you want it to be - they even make them to live in. Introducing the Barn Kit, a product from McAlpines, the largest privately-owned sawmill, timber and building materials group in New Zealand.

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The Winter Home

  It’s cold outside; if you’re lucky, you’re sitting by a fire or maybe you have a hot chocolate and a cuddly blanket over your knee, making now the perfect time to pull out an over-full drawer or storage box and have a sort out! Winter is the season for cosying up at home, but it’s not so relaxing if

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The Silent Extractor

  Forget what you know about noisy extraction fans that don’t cut the mustard, and introduce yourself to the Schweigen BR500 Silent Bathroom Fan; a powerful and very quiet extraction fan.  The key feature is the fan motor is mounted outside - removing steam and odours in silence. It also has multi-room cap

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Designs for Life

  Sheppard and Rout Architects Ltd is recognised nationwide for its inventive, forward-thinking architectural designs that share a clever kinship with their immediate environment and maximise enjoyment of the space.  Director Jasper van der Lingen details an exciting new era in Canterbury’s architectural la

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