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Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


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Transparent Privacy

Fluid yet firmly grounded, public yet surprisingly private, Tim Hooson’s apartment on Auckland’s waterfront is a machine for living. Andrea Stevens catches up with him and partner, Jude, and finds a graceful and streamlined interior.

Scale and Light

Old and new are interwoven in this renovation of Noel Lane’s 1920s Arts and Crafts family home in Auckland. Andrea Stevens discovers a house of great depth and contrast by an architect renowned for his bold and monumental approach.

Art and Object

“A family home in which to hang art” was John Gow’s brief to architect Richard Priest when he and partner Sara Howard renovated their villa in Auckland’s Herne Bay. Andrea Stevens visits the gallery owner and finds a warm house full of stories and treasures.