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6 architecturally designed homes that offer one-of-a-kind style

Article by Property Press

These architecturally designed homes for sale across New Zealand give you an opportunity to enjoy a unique lifestyle

Building your own home presents the opportunity to have a house that’s fit for purpose. Architect designed homes also give owners the chance to push boundaries and explore all the options when it comes to light, space, choice of materials and connection with the landscape beyond.

Here’s our pick of some stunning architecturally designed homes for sale around the country at the moment:

1. Designed by Sang

Designed by acclaimed architect Ron Sang, this beautiful Takapuna home has all the hallmarks of his celebrated style. A dramatic entry opens through to a standout living area with high-pitched ceilings where expansive windows open up to the light and surrounding trees.

A wonderful entertainers’ kitchen and dining area then flow seamlessly to a paved patio and lawn.

With a combination of intimate and expansive spaces and clever design details, and just a short walk from Takapuna Beach, this is a special home made for easy living.


2. Grand scale

This Upper Hutt home is a masterpiece of schist and glass that embraces the peaceful setting with leafy green views from every room.

The sophisticated design by architect Davor Mikulcic has a real wow factor as the boundaries between interior and exterior space are blurred by huge floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house.

The spacious layout has plenty of flexibility with two generous living spaces that flow to three separate outdoor entertaining areas. This really is living on a grand scale.

3. Arresting views

The rooms of this Nelson home designed by architect George Shing open to truly arresting views over Tasman Bay. Originally built in the ’60s it’s been extensively renovated but the original footprint still has the clever original touches that make it special.

The main living area with a pitched roof feels a little like being on the prow of a ship as it opens on three sides to the spectacular outlook.

The kitchen captures views over to Haulashore Island and links to a sheltered paved patio area. The ground level features two bedrooms and a media room so there’s plenty of privacy for teenagers or guests.


4. Edgy style

Trendy apartments are often described as being like a New York loft, but this Parnell apartment in the old Ford Motor Company building designed by Cheshire Architects actually really does capture this ambience.

Original brick walls team with steel windows, wooden floors and ceiling and stark white finishes to create an elegant, edgy backdrop for sophisticated living.

There’s a sunny patio and upstairs a “flexi-room” with a sliding wall offers versatile living options.

5. Sleek sophisticate

Designed by Paul-Stanley Jobson, this spacious Prebbleton home is flooded with light and features a great connection to the extensive landscaped gardens.

There’s plenty of room for your whole family in this 355-square-metre home. A huge open plan living area and entertainer’s kitchen open out to a private patio where long summer evenings can be enjoyed.

Pared-back design principles give this home a feeling of up-to-the-minute sophistication. With its long gallery that links living spaces to the bedroom, this home is perfect for art collectors.  There’s also a triple garage and studio for keen hobbyists.

6. Family fun

A bank of double-height windows in the living area of this Te Puna home frame panoramic views out to the Mount which is spectacular by day and night.

Designed by architect Brendon Gordon, this home was made for entertaining. There are two kitchens for ease of catering and a massive living area that opens to an outdoor gas fireplace and infinity pool.

There’s a tennis court, gym, rumpus and playroom to keep everyone amused and plenty of storage for the toys too. There’s nothing to do here except relax and have fun.


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