Art collectors Jim and Mary Barr have conducted a quick compare-and-contrast of the artworks in two of the homes in our latest issue: that of Auckland art dealer Michael Lett's Karangahape Road apartment and Wellington art dealer Hamish McKay's Kapiti Coast home.

Michael's apartment isn't an architectural piece -it's on the upper floor of the Edwardian building that also houses his gallery - but it's an interesting experiment in how a space can be occupied and personalised without shifting the walls around. He recently had interior designer Katie Lockhart add yellow floors and salmon-pink details. Here's the opening spread of our article, with photographs by Derek Henderson.

Hamish McKay's place is a very different story, a fantastic mid-century home designed by little-known architect Reginald N. Uren. It seems like a simple wood-and-glass box, but is surprisingly complex inside. Here's the opening spread; the photograph is by Patrick Reynolds.

Here's the link to Jim and Mary's blog.