What better reference is needed for an architect whose own home won the 2017 New Zealand Institute of Architect’s house of the year award? Auckland-based Guy Tarrant of Guy Tarrant Architects, founded in 2006, has a diverse history of creating entirely new houses and updating existing ones.
In addition to the NZIA award, Tarrant’s minimalist Point Chevalier home was runner-up for Home of the Year 2017. He’s back in contention this year too with his work on this beautiful urban sanctuary in Mt. Eden. No wonder – a look at Tarrant’s other work shows a focus on detail and an ability to let houses flow naturally with their surroundings. Though these are common themes across his work, Tarrant’s touch makes all his designs seem bespoke.