All in New Build

Dare to be different

When Sharon Moore of interiors retailer Nextdore and partner Phil built on the hill above Westmorland, they couldn’t have hoped for a smoother ride with M.O. Brown Builders, providing them with a chance to showcase their outstanding style and flair for interiors.

Every last detail

Mark and Kate Tomkies of Tomkies Construction brought meticulous planning and attention to detail to every aspect of the ambitious project to build their own dream home. The result is a stunning, award-winning residence the family plans to enjoy for many years.

Outside in

Robert Weir of Weir Architecture’s design for this unique and striking coastal home was inspired by the beach-loving lifestyle of the owners and the challenging conditions of the dramatic location among the dunes of Waimairi Beach.

Elemental Elegance

For James and Clare Templeton, a decision to change pace and focus on a better quality of life led them to a small coastal village near Cape Town, where they built their contemporary, farmhouse-inspired home

The best of the best special

Here at Abode we have been reflecting on the year that’s been, a year filled with amazing projects we have had the privilege of featuring. In all cases, the homeowners were welcoming, showing us around, talking through the build process and singing the praises of the builders and contractors involved. To celebrate, we got together and pored over the projects that graced the pages in 2018 to select our Best of the Best, so called because all the homes we feature are of an incredibly high standard.