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Our most popular new home designs

The hunt for your dream home is no easy feat. With so many options available, the quest to find one that perfectly suits you can be overwhelming. At Genius Homes we offer a wide range of 1 to 5 bedroom homes and accommodation units, meaning there’s something for everyone. But to help you on your search, and give you an excellent place to start, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular homes. All architecturally designed and built specifically to suit New Zealand environments and the Kiwi lifestyle, these homes could be just what you’re looking for.

Selected on their aesthetic appeal, innovative functionality, and overwhelming popularity, this list highlights a range of our most loved homes. Regardless of your needs, you’ll likely find something on this list that suits you.

1-2 bedroom house designs

Pukaki 2

A home that packs a huge amount into a small floorplan the Pukaki 2 truly maximises its 93 sqm of space. This is the ultimate home for those who want to embrace a minimalist lifestyle of living with less but not compromising on entertainment space. With generous living, exceptional indoor-outdoor flow, and a mono-pitch roof, this home is designed to glow with natural light and frame expansive views giving it a feeling of spaciousness throughout.

2 bedroom home - the Pukaki 2

The carefully thought-out design of the Pukaki 2 home boasts two double-sized bedrooms each with ample storage, situated at either end of the house providing the luxury of privacy despite the small size of the home. An added bonus of this design is the addition of the study. A space to retreat to for focused work, crafts, or additional storage that’s able to be shut off from the rest of the house. What more could you need!


Two bedrooms, two bathrooms? Yes, please! Small doesn’t have to mean cramped, communal living. At Genius Homes we understand the need for space and that’s why we’ve designed the Tarras home and it’s no surprise that this home is a popular choice.

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms introducing the Tarras

With hospitable open plan living, opening up to the large deck and great outdoors, enjoy entertaining in this delightful home. There’s an extra bedroom for children or a visiting guest and a generous sized master complete with its own walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite too.

Cottage 1

Whether you’re a tiny homes fanatic, in need of staff accommodation or after a granny flat for the back of your property, this charming, compact 1-bedroom unit hits the spot for many.

1 bedroom home the Cottage 1

Most popular for owners of holiday parks and campgrounds, or those in the primary industries requiring onsite accommodation for their hard-working staff, this design is the perfect accommodation solution! For others, the Cottage 1 design is the perfect solution to a small bach for family to enjoy, a small home to use while saving for a first home, or as a rental to get a bit of extra income coming in.

With everything you need perfectly compacted into this cosy space, Cottage 1 is ideal for an individual, a minimalist couple, or an accommodation solution and at a budget, you’re sure to love!


3 bedroom house designs


An elegant, contemporary design built with practicality and sophistication in mind. This 3-bedroom home has everything you need in a family home.

3 bedroom home the Sefton
Featuring a comfortable open plan living space with ample natural light, outside views streaming in, and a large deck for entertaining the Sefton really does have it all. It boasts two substantial bedrooms with good wardrobe space and a third bedroom, the lavish master, with its own walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite too.


Luxury living at its finest! This beauty of a home is an entertainer's dream. With an expansive open plan living area entirely separate from the bedroom and bathroom quarters, enjoy sending the kids off to sleep or hang out at one end of the house while you enjoy evening entertainment with no worries of noise. Or simply enjoy providing guests with the luxury of privacy in your new Benmore design. But most of all, enjoy your master retreat! At your own private end of the house enjoy a generous-sized master bedroom with a walk-in-wardrobe, ensuite, and private exterior access to the deck.


The Benmore a family home design

4-5 bedroom house designs

Rakaia 4

This might just be the perfect modern family home. With everything you need, in a practical layout with effortless flow, this home ticks every box.

Available in a wonderfully sized 3 bedroom design or a slightly larger 4 bedroom version boasting supplementary space, the luxury of a fourth bedroom, and a kitchen scullery too. The Rakaia 4 has everything your family needs. 

4 bedroom home the Rakaia 4

Available in a wonderfully sized 3 bedroom design or a slightly larger 4 bedroom version boasting supplementary space, the luxury of a fourth bedroom, and a kitchen scullery too. The Rakaia 4 has everything your family needs. 


Just shy of 200sqm, this 5 bedroom design is the ultimate large home. With the Nova design, an expansive open plan kitchen and living space opens up to your wraparound deck, creating the perfect indoor-outdoor flow. Enjoy the generous alcove of a second living space, able to be shut off or opened up to the main living area depending on your needs.

On one end there are four double bedrooms, each with sizable wardrobes and even one with its own ensuite too. Then wander down to the other end of the house and discover a luxury master bedroom complete with a walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite at its own private end of the house.

Large home design the NovaWhether you’ve got a large family, or are the ultimate hosts, this home has everything you need. Wow friends and family, entertain those of all ages, and enjoy this absolute beauty of a home!


There you have it, our most popular designs as voted by you! To find out more about these homes and to explore more prefab home designs check out our full range or download our latest prefab homes catalogue

Prefab homes are a great way to get a brand new house, without the overwhelming stress of a typical build. A predesigned, prefabricated home smoothes and accelerates the build process. But prefab doesn’t mean no choice! You still have a say and we’re here to make sure you get your perfect prefab. The designs listed above, and all of the prefabs Genius Homes offer are customisable; change the colours, change the cladding, choose a roof pitch, or even alter the floorplan! Find out more about common house plan upgrades Genius Homes offer or talk to a member of the team about any unique requests you might have.

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