Holiday Houses

New Zealand holiday houses, baches and retreats.
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The garage element, clad in vertical shiplap boards, has been inserted into the house extending the external material palette into the interior as a feature surround for the fireplace.

The garage element, clad in vertical shiplap boards, has been inserted into the house extending the external material palette into the interior as a feature surround for the fireplace.

While not a true cantilever, the deck gives an indication of how steeply sloping the site is.

Much of the landscaping features native plants, helping the house to blend effortlessly into the surrounds.

Large opening on three sides of the house lend the structure a lightweight feel.

Large opening on three sides of the house lend the structure a lightweight feel.

As befits its beachside locale, this house, by Malcolm Walker Architects, is designed for relaxing as much as it is for entertaining.

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Made up of four separate buildings clustered around a large pool, the owners of this holiday house wanted a home where extended family members could stay together yet still enjoy an element of privacy.

Old and new come together in this extended family holiday home in Northland, New Zealand.

Large schist fireplaces counter the expansive glazing, visually anchoring the house to the land and imparting a sense of permanence.

Cardona River House - Mason & Wales Architects - Large schist fireplaces counter the expansive glazing, visually anchoring the house to the land and imparting a sense of permanence.

Built into a steeply sloping site, this modular house by Box features two stacked pavilions set perpendicular to each other.

An architecturally designed modular system makes the ideal inter-generational holiday home.

East-facing living areas enjoy views out over Bream Bay towards the Hen and Chickens Islands.

An architecturally designed modular system makes the ideal inter-generational holiday home.

With only a 280m2 site to play with, architect Geoff Lentz of Antanas Procuta Architects was tasked with designing a full-size holiday home to be enjoyed by family and friends.

Out of the box: Pipi beach house. With only to play with, architect Geoff Lentz was tasked with designing a holiday home to be enjoyed by family and friends.

This house, by Rogan Nash Architects, has been designed as two pavilions linked by an offset walkway.

This house, by Rogan Nash Architects, has been designed as two pavilions linked by an offset walkway.

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