Diversity in House & Garden Tour
Some of Auckland’s standout homes will open their doors to the public next month as part of the country’s biggest charity house tour.
The NZ House & Garden Tours give the chance to look inside 11 of Auckland’s greatest homes and gardens, in aid of the Cancer Society of New Zealand and Look Good Feel Better.
NZ House & Garden editor Sally Duggan says the homes in this year’s tour show the rich diversity of style available in big city living.
‘‘Variety is the spice of life and this year we have everything from a former church that has been turned into a vibrant family home; to a fully certified passive home; to a luxurious bells and whistles mansion.’’
The fundraising event, now in its fifth year, raises money for the two charities to help reduce the incidence and impact of cancer as well as promote the confidence and well-being of women undergoing treatment.
Homes from the eastern and central suburbs will be on show in the hope of pushing the total funds raised since the event started, in 2009, to close to $1 million.
‘‘As always we are immensely grateful to the generous homeowners who are opening their homes to support such a wonderful cause,’’ Ms Duggan says.