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July 17, 2013
We're continually amazed by all the great residential design Down Under. But lest the Aussies take all the credit, check out our tour of the best modern homes in New Zealand.
Modern beach house exterior in New Zealand

With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Parsonson Architects have built a modern beach house in Paraparaumu that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular. Photo by: Matthew Williams

 

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Originally appeared in Bach to the Beach
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Modern dining room with wooden herringbone patterned ceiling
Restrained by local building code, architect Michael O’Sullivan forwent a flashy facade on this new Auckland home, saving the fireworks for the interior. Photo by: Emily Andrews
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Affordable house renovation in new zealand

New Zealand architect Davor Popadich of Pattersons invoked nautical sheds in his unconventional design for his family’s modern home on Auckland’s North Shore. Photo by: Simon Devitt

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Originally appeared in Rock the Boat
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Modern kitchen and living room design ideas

Designed for her parents and generations to come, Amanda Yates's indoor-outdoor house on Maramaratotara Bay is "somewhere between architecture and landscape" but firmly rooted in family life. Photo by: Matthew Williams

 

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Auckland house by Michael O'Sullivan, exterior

In Auckland, architect Michael O’Sullivan and his partner Melissa Schollum braved a miniscule budget, withering looks from friends, and nasty nail-gun injuries to design and build their perfectly proportioned family home. Photo by: Patrick Reynolds

 

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Originally appeared in The Great Compression
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New Zealand house with ceder weatherboards

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, architects Bronwen Kerr and Pete Ritchie designed a relaxed family home that reclines into its spectacular landscape. Photo by: Stephen Oxenbury

 

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Sustainable second home in New Zealand

On Great Barrier Island, Herbst Architects designed a petite holiday home that takes care of its own water, electricity, and sewage needs. Photo by: Patrick Reynolds

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Modern beach house exterior in New Zealand

With authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Parsonson Architects have built a modern beach house in Paraparaumu that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular. Photo by: Matthew Williams

 

Photo by Matthew Williams. Image courtesy of matthew williams.

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