NZ House & Garden – May 2018

FANCY YOUR CHANCES Everything fell into place when these homeowners made the most of unexpected opportunities Words by Matt Philp, photography by Florence Charvin, Photography styling by Victoria Bibby & Dael Brady They say you can’t plan for inspiration – and Kelly and Julian Davis are living proof. Since the moment they saw the Napier […]

NZ Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine – Volume 24

Best Kitchen Awards page – Rabbitte Joinery Hastings winner Best Regional Award and Best Kitchen $15k – $30k A Davcon kitchen in the latest NZ Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, designed by Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery: “Wanting a simple design and texture without detracting from the strong lines of the architecture, the owners of this minimalist kitchen […]

NZ Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine – Volume 23

NATURAL MINIMALISM “Wanting a simple design and texture without detracting from the strong lines of the architecture, the owners of this minimalist kitchen decided to use floor-to-ceiling veneer board combined with beautiful granite benchtops. The kitchen’s minimalist palette consists of Australian blackbutt veneer, New Zealand blackbutt pilularis solid timber handle details, and Absolute Black granite […]

Kaimata Pool, Cabana & Hare Landscape

Hawke's Bay Residential Builders - Hard Landscaping

A wrap-around hard landscape redesign and extension has transformed this contemporary home set high above the ocean looking back to Napier. A shotcrete in-ground infinity pool and spa sits beside an expansive 70sqm Cabana with a large kitchen, indoor BBQ, and bathroom. Modinex wall and ceiling linings with negative detail and an invisible pivot door […]

Deco Renovation

The complete transformation of a small and very original 140sqm Art Deco house into a stylish, contemporary space required creativity, careful surgery and ongoing problem-solving. This type of renovation challenge demonstrates the successful synergy created by clever design and considered build solutions to regenerate a classic Kiwi home and take it from one century into […]

Taupo Lakehouse

Taupo Lakehouse Design & Build

Built in the classic Coltart style with black cedar board-and-baton cladding, custom timber exterior joinery with chant hardware and one-tonne South American timber beams, this 500sqm, absolute lakefront home exemplifies the best building traditions blended seamlessly and creatively with modern techniques.  Architect: Andy Coltart Photographer: Sarah Horn

Esk Hills Home 1

Built in the classic Coltart style with black cedar board-and-baton cladding, custom timber exterior joinery with chant hardware and one-tonne South American timber beams, this 500sqm, absolute lakefront home exemplifies the best building traditions blended seamlessly and creatively with modern techniques.  Architect: Simon Clarkson Photographer: Sarah Horn Master Builders House of the Year 2014 Gold […]

Esk Hills Home 2

Architect: Graeme Weaver Interior Designer: Kelly Davis Photographer: Sarah Horn NZ Master Joiner Awards 2017 Category Winner – Best Kitchen $15k – $30k and Best Regional Award – Rabbitte Joinery

Esk Hills Home 3

Architect: Nick Taylor, Dwell Architecture Photographer: Leanne Collins Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Award, Local Category Winner and Gold Reserve Award