We're delighted to announce that the winner of the Home of the Year 2013 is the beautiful Headland house on Waiheke Island by Stevens Lawson Architects. 

A photo by Mark Smith of the home's main bedroom, located in one of its three curvaceous pods, graces the cover of our special Home of the Year issue, which is on newsstands from Thursday April 4. 

Also in our Home of the Year issue: five amazing finalist homes in Auckland, Whanganui, Nelson, Christchurch and Wanaka. It's a great diversity of design which we're very proud to showcase for you in print for the first time. 

We'll post a short web film of the winning home on this site soon - stay tuned!  

This is the fourth time Stevens Lawson have won the Home of the Year award. Our congratulations to Nicholas Stevens, Gary Lawson and their team, who collect the $15,000 first prize. And, as always, our thanks to our Home of the Year partner Altherm Window Systems for their ongoing support of the Home of the Year award.