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Designing premium Matakana Coast lifestyles.

Lets bring your dream to life

For over 25 years, ABELA Architects have been a leading specialist in premium lifestyle and rural setting home design. Based on the Matakana Coast, our focus is on designing for this spectacular region with its mix of rolling countryside, natural New Zealand bush and coastal settings. As a canvas, each lifestyle location in this region has its own unique aspects and qualities. Our work aims to fulfil our clients’ aspirations while unlocking the potential of these special places.

Build, Renovate, Landscape

Whether you're building from the ground up or looking to enhance an existing home, we can help. Our Needs and Options Analysis process can help step you through the opportunities, be it selecting the optimal building site or configuring your renovation and landscaping to fulfil your vision. For a free initial consultation, please contact us. We look forward to talking to you soon.

Our Services

New Homes

Designing a new home to complement you dream building site can be a daunting one. With so many options, styles and materials to work with, we believe getting architectural advice from the start can help to realise your ambition, save you money and avoid compromises mid-project. From initial consultation to finished plans, we work with you to understand your needs and dreams to unlock the potential of your lifestyle site - be it a beachfront, bushland or open countryside setting.

Additions and Alterations

As family life changes, so to do your requirements from your home. Opening up new spaces and renovating existing ones can transform your house into a home for today - giving you and your family the kind of environment you'll love coming home to, and won't want to leave. ABELA Architects can reinvigorate your home with interior and exterior renovations which respect the style and form of your property while bringing it into line with the needs of you and your family now, and into the future.

About Vince

Director and Architect, Vince Abela is responsible for the overall management of the practice, architectural design and management, client liaison, coordination and contract administration.

He has over 30 years experience as an architect in both New Zealand and Australia, in private practice and public practice.

- Bachelor of Architecture
- Registered Architect (ANZIA)
- Glenn Murcutt Master Class in Architecture

Ready to start working with us?

First Steps

Not sure where to begin? Download our free tip sheets on Designing and Building your new home, and Avoiding Cost Overruns.

Let's Get Started

Ready to get going? Take a look at our simple two step process which is designed to get you underway and guide you through initial steps without overcommitting.

Get In Touch

Got a few questions? Let's talk and arrange a no obligation initial meeting.
  • Throughout the time we employed Vince Abela and his company, ABELA Architects Limited, we found Vince and his team to be considerate and helpful. Their timeliness in meeting deadlines and their expertise when responding to our questions was greatly appreciated. We have no hesitation in recommending their services.

    Murray Kay, Partner, Webb Morice
  • We have found ABELA Architects to be accommodating and very helpful throughout the project, and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future work carried out by us or for a potential client.

    Martyne J Dunne, Pleiades Trust