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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PERFECTLY IMPERFECT A sympathetic renovation in Napier smartened up a compact home without erasing its quirks Words by Fiona Fraser, photography by Florence Charvin As Rachael Horton walks across her floor she warns it “may make you seasick”. She points out the ornate front door set with beautiful leadlight, which is never knocked on and […]
Space is fundamental to how we live. Even when homes aren’t larger they can be designed os they play tricks with the eye. The eye can travel past a wall of brick to well-placed windows that frame the view; skylights or windows up high can let light flood in and form pattens on sun-kissed polished […]
David Trubridge used one of our Esk Hills homes for showcasing some of his lighting. The ad featured in Air NZ ‘Inflight’ magazine and an image also appears on their website.
MIDAS TOUCH Nestled among the trees, high above the road, a home bursting with history cleverly marries its two halves Text by Vic Bibby, photography by Sarah Horn The Napier Hill home belonging to German natives Gernot Goex and his partner Peter, was originally built in the 1890s, with some renovations required after the 1931 […]