Home of the year

An inside look at all the finalists from Home of the Year 2018

Article by Home Magazine

Check out the inspiring homes that made the finalists in Home of the Year 2018

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Cymon Allfrey designs a unique bach for his family in Hanmer Springs

Comprised of three independent structures that centre around a sunken terrace, the sixth finalist in Home of the Year 2018 is an interesting one. Take a tour through this unique interpretation of a bach and hear what impressed HOME editor Simon Farrell-Green, and fellow judges Mel Bright  and Nicholas Stevens, about this home.

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A compact concrete home by Maguire and Harford Architects gets back to basics

Small, tough and described by the Home of the Year judges as somewhat monastic, the winner of Best Small Home is the perfect example of only building what you need. Set on a steep site in Cashmere, Christchurch, the H01 House, by Braden Harford, fits a lot of drama into its 85-square-metre frame.

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See inside this small courtyard home by Andrew Sexton Architects

The third finalist in Home of the Year 2018 is a wonderful response to a rear infill site in Miramar, Wellington. Sitting down a very steep driveway, the Miramar House by Andrew Sexton manages to achieve a sense of privacy despite surrounded by neighbours.

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See this incredible clifftop home on Waiheke by Herbst Architects

The second Home of the Year finalist is a house of high drama – with the polished black floors, black timber ceiling and striking furniture and finishes sourced from Asia. “You get this meeting of interiors and architecture, which is not something we always see in New Zealand to this level,” says HOME Editor Simon Farrell-Green.

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Check out Guy Tarrant’s urban sanctuary in Auckland 

The first finalist for Home of the Year has set the bar high. Found in a quiet, leafy street in Auckland, this contemporary haven is beautifully detailed.

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Herbst Architects design a spectacular treetop home in Piha

Floating amongst the pohutukawa on a tricky site in Piha, the fifth finalist in Home of the Year 2018 is an elegant response to a tough site. Discover the ingenious way this beach house battles the elements and find out what stood out to the judges.

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