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Don Nelson Premium New Home Design in New Zealand – Stunning Contemporary Architecture

Have you ever wanted to design your own house in New Zealand? At Don Nelson, we have many clients who are excited to see their new home plans become reality, giving them the freedom to achieve the lifestyle they have always desired.

As award winning architects, Don Nelson has the experience, the drive and the passion to give you the home of your dreams. So here are two of our stunning new house designs in New Zealand for you to inspect:

Architectural house designs in New Zealand – the Italian influence

New architecture House/Home DesignAs the leaders in new house designs in New Zealand, Don Nelson was commissioned to design this contemporary Italian residence, overlooking the Hobson Basin with views to Auckland City and Hauraki Gulf. The project was extensively detailed to give a classical Italian feel throughout the property.

This outstanding design was complimented by the selection of fine imported furniture and artworks, and the clients were absolutely thrilled with the overall result. As this was the client’s second home designed by Don Nelson Architecture, knowledge of the client’s collection of artwork and Italian furniture were an important consideration in the design layouts.

The house architecture was enhanced by the use of wide imported marble steps on the exterior of the home with heavy wrought ironwork and curved façade-beams, which created an impressive entrance to their new home. In addition, the large double height entrance lobby features a grand curved staircase with Italian style wrought iron, leading to the upper floor bedrooms. This lobby also leads through to the main living areas.

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Modern architecture homes in New Zealand – the traditional Mediterranean

Modern Architecture House Designs/Home Plan This waterfront home makes the best of its countryside location and wide Waitemata Harbour views. The owners wanted a look that wouldn’t date and which portrayed a clear sense of quality and this was achieved by the use of a soft wash finish on the walls, along with wrought iron and cedar detailing and slate roof tiles.

The external house architecture was enhanced by linking the front steps with the circular driveway, and a pair of wrought iron gates frame a tiled courtyard and fountain – in front of 3m high solid timber doors.

Inside this spectacular home, is a high stud and open-plan, split level home plan layout, which complements the expansive tiled floor areas. The smooth transition between the open-plan living areas and a high stud are both trademarks of Don Nelson architecture homes. The kitchen and family area with its expansive ‘Peter Fell’ polished concrete floor, now flow out to the swimming pool and the outdoor alfresco dining area.

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So if you are interested in new house deigns and home plans in New Zealand, contact Don Nelson Architecture on 09 486 4698, email us at info@donnelson.co.nz or complete our enquiry form.

Award Winning Architecture – New Zealand – Auckland – Hawkes Bay – Taupo – Wellington