Canterbury

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A smart design on a small footprint, this 300sqm house packs a lot of punch. Built by LM Architectural Builders and designed by Nic Curragh of Objects, the family home features pitched ceilings throughout, significant structural steel beams and detailed design features – including custom-made sill flashings around the windows. The clients were a lovely couple […]

Located close to Sumner Beach, this family home has been rebuilt after the Canterbury earthquakes, and will now live on to serve new generations of the same family.  The home that formerly stood here was crafted by the current owner’s father. Due to quake damage, it needed to be demolished but many of the materials […]

Tucked away in Merivale with a sense of grandeur, this Fleetwood Construction award-winning build is striking and elegant. The entranceway, nestled beneath one of the cantilevered crowns, draws your eye, enticing you inside. Designed by O’Neil Architecture, the company concentrated on keeping the forms and detailing simple and well-proportioned.   By opting for a ‘less […]

With more than 50 design awards since 2003, Young Architects in Christchurch stays at the forefront of design excellence. Originally started as Life Style Architecture in 2003, we’ve recently changed our branding to Young Architects to reflect how our architecture has matured. This Merivale house has been modelled on a vernacular gable form seen widely […]

Blue Summit Construction was involved with this extensive architectural build in an inner city suburb in Christchurch. On this small 7.5 metre wide site, the clients wanted a pool, spa and sauna along with their new  house, as well as storage space. Working on a project like this is when you realise that good construction […]

With more New Zealanders looking to express their individuality through interior design, CuCo Design creates copper art installations for all of the functional areas in the home. Professional artist Jasmine Keir teamed up with sales and marketing manager Michelle van der Park to produce unique integrated installations that extend into every area of the home […]

Warm, healthy, energy efficient homes is what Third Little Pig Homes is renowned for. And the low long lines of this Mason & Wales designed home are clean and elegant – making it a prime candidate for a National Category win in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year in 2020. The floating nature […]

This beautiful character-style home at Dyers Pass was built in 1914 but the Christchurch earthquake caused some damage to the property, and Character Builders came to the rescue. We restored the house to what it was by removing features like ceiling roses, skirting boards and repairing the architrave, and then reinstalled them on completion. The house […]

An earthquake rebuild on a hillside site with uninterrupted views of the surrounding Canterbury Porthills, this DJ Hewitt masterpiece made it into the Top 100 awards in 2019. Situated in the luxury suburb of McCormacks Bay, the quake of 2011 left their new home in ruins, and, like thousands of other displaced Christchurch residents,  found […]

Clive Barrington Construction won the 2021 Master Builders Canterbury Supreme New House of the Year Award for a house that steps outside the square to create an artwork in itself. The Fendalton, Christchurch house captures the changing light, sun and shadows beneath a roof that soars and swoops over three separate wings. The design created […]

This Canterbury masterpiece earned Mike Greer Homes a Top 100 place and a regional Gold award in the new Home $1 million – $1.5 million category at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition in 2022. Clean, razor-edge lines greet you when you walk up the driveway, along with the charcoal metal and […]

Great angles feature in this Moncks Bay home in Christchurch by Parsons Construction. This two-storey dwelling of mixed construction includes timber-framing, isolated steelwork and a concrete foundation. The house has four bedrooms and a total floor area of approximately 380sqm. The key design challenges revolved around the house being built on a TC2 site and […]