We're delighted to announce the homes shortlisted for the Home of the Year 2013. 

Next week, HOME editor Jeremy Hansen will accompany fellow judges Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects and Cathleen McGuigan, the New York-based editor of Architectural Record magazine, on a trip around the country to visit the shortlisted homes and choose the winner of New Zealand's richest architectural prize (the winning architects get a cheque for $15,000, thanks to our Home of the Year partner Altherm Window Systems). 

The shortlisted homes were chosen from an open entry process - not all of them have been photographed by our crack team yet, hence a bit of patchiness among the shots.

In Auckland, this family home (below) by Lochore Priest Architects is one of the 11 homes on our Home of the Year 2013 shortlist. 

In Christchurch, we'll be visiting this project (below) by Herriot + Melhuish, a renovation and expansion of an early 1960s home by Ernst A. Kalnins, with landscape architecture by Wraight & Associates. Photograph by Russell Kleyn.

This courtyard-style home near Wanaka (below) by Glamuzina Paterson Architects is one of the four South Island homes on our shortlist. Photograph by Samuel Hartnett. 

Back in Auckland, we'll visit this home (below) by previous Home of the Year finalist Daniel Marshall. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Three-time Home of the Year winners Stevens Lawson Architects made the shortlist with this home on Waiheke Island (below). Photograph by Mark Smith.

This shortlisted entry by Athfield Architects is on Auckland's Takapuna Beach. Photograph by Simon Devitt. (It's the home illuminated by the sun at left, in case you're wondering).

The capital city's only shortlisted entry this year is a home by Home of the Year 2001 winner Gerald Parsonson (below). Photograph by Paul McCredie. 

The members of Patchwork Architecture, all recent graduates, designed and built this home (below) in Whanganui. 

Back down south, we'll be visiting this shortlisted home near Wanaka (below) by Anna-Marie Chin of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Chin Architects. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Tennent Brown Architects, who won the Home of the Year title in 2006, have this home near Nelson (below) on the Home of the Year 2013 shortlist. 

Last but not least, Hamish Monk of Hamish Monk Architecture features for the first time on the Home of the Year shortlist with this house in Remuera.

Follow HOME editor Jeremy Hansen on Twitter at this link for updates from the Home of the Year 2013 judging tour, starting Monday February 18.

The winner of the Home of the Year 2013 will be announced in our Home of the Year issue, on newsstands April 4. As always, our sincere gratitude to our Home of the Year partner, Altherm Window Systems, for making all this possible.