Summer houses

Summer Houses showcases architecture that celebrates the experience of summer living in New Zealand.

Photographer Simon Devitt and writer Andrea Stevens have captured more than 20 of this country’s most stunning homes and holiday retreats, each designed to maximise the connection to their environment and provide for a relaxed style of living. Devices such as louvres and sliding shutters create flexible summer spaces and enhance indoor-outdoor connections. Materials and construction techniques chosen for their appropriateness to their location create houses with and honesty of purpose and a strong sense of place. Whether urban, rural or set beside the beach, each of the houses featured in this book evokes the qualities that define summer living at its best.