Contemporary Homes

award winning design

Paul Richards, born in Palmerston North and formally educated at Palmerston North Boys High School, went on to study Engineering and completed a New Zealand Certificate of Mechanical Engineering.
Simultaneously, Paul developed his creative instinct for architecture and later established a property development business that designed and constructed architectural residential housing that was leading edge.

In 2008 Paul established the design and construction business, Contemporary Homes, with a dedicated approach to generating architectural form and function solutions to meet a growing demand for modem and contemporary housing that was affordable.

These designs reflect Paul’s very personal vision of modern and contemporary design that meets the traditions of classic Kiwi Living.
At heart Paul s unique style is inspired by form and function that creates timeless simplicity and providing affordable living solutions for today.

Today Paul owns and operates Contemporary homes at the upper end of the residential design and construction business in Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and the West Coast with wife Melissa.