Dwell Homes brings to the market a new, modern approach to house design and construction which will far exceed clients’ expectations.

Dwell Homes is an innovative architectural design and build company based in Christchurch which has developed a unique range of cleverly designed, environmentally-sensitive houses using natural products and materials, bringing architectural detailing to a wider market.

Established in 2009 director Bryan Doull and his small creative team design and construct distinctive contemporary dwellings with subtle linear aspects that provide ideal living environments within contemporary trends. Dwell Homes has completed projects throughout Canterbury and as far as Wellington and Wanaka.





With extensive international experience in the UK, Bermuda, Eastern Europe and Australia Bryan moved from Scotland to New Zealand in 2003 and set up an independent design practice in 2009. Bryan enjoys clever design with energy efficiency in mind and employs sustainable construction methods that minimise environmental impact.



Lena has been creating beautiful interiors for private clients and Dwell Homes since 2009. She works closely with both the client and the architectural design team to ensure the interiors are anchored and work cohesively with the exteriors. As an interior designer, Lena offers a carefully considered design response to each project with particular emphasis on clean lines, neutral tones and balanced use of natural materials.


Sophie Doull

With a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication and Cinema Studies, Sophie is currently studying Interior Design and developing her skills in residential spaces. Her passion is for quality and aesthetics, assisting in developing each client’s vision and in the presentation of visual imagery.

“My decision to develop a house with Dwell Homes was influenced by the clever use of timber trusses to provide large open living spaces without the need for steel. Dwell Homes’ intelligent use of full height windows and doors created the illusion of extra volume and space. From the conceptual design phase right through to practical completion was a satisfying experience and has given me the confidence to repeat the process in the near future”