In this issue, we explore what we value most in our homes, and, the emergence of a more relaxed luxe aesthetic — perhaps born of the pandemic — as well exploring the joy of spaces with cleverly crafted connections to the natural world. We visit a lakeside holiday retreat in Lake Rotoiti, where trout fishing and relaxation are the name of the game; in Mangawhai we tour an inspired pavilion on the dunes. In Auckland, a Westmere home plays with light and volume, seamlessly weaving together landscape and architecture, while a Piha house mimics the tones of the ironsand on the beach it is perched above.
Last, but definitely not least, we announce the 2022 Home of the Year finalists — 16 projects in which inspiration, innovation, and connection result in a joyful and thought-provoking look at contemporary New Zealand architecture. On sale now from everywhere good magazines are sold, or online at the link in bio.