Located close to Stratford’s town centre, this striking home stands out amongst the rest. Its rather unique design incorporates a Southern American sense of style and colour.

Once inside, the warm and light interior is instantly welcoming. The generous open plan living areas are perfect for family gatherings and entertaining guests, yet there are also plenty of well-designed areas where the family can simply relax and unwind in.

“I used Mike Childs Builder to build this elegant home for my parents. I can’t speak highly enough of the workmanship, creativity and flexibility of the team. They’ve proven that they can complete challenging projects with excellent style and timing. I was so impressed with their service that I also asked them to renovate my farm property, which was a huge job. I would strongly recommend them to anyone building or renovating in Taranaki.”

- Peter McDonald


Amity Court Motel brings unsurpassed urban sophistication to the centre of Stratford. Fitting sleekly into the natural contour of the land, the cedar and river stone exterior contrasts beautifully with the magnificence of the panoramic backdrop of Mt Taranaki.

The Motel Owner’s home has been designed to fit seamlessly with the property’s 23 high-end units. Developing an environmentally sustainable building was extremely important to the Owners and our team managed to achieve while crafting a building of superior quality which has supreme finishes throughout.

“This was an enormous job and one which Mike Child’s successfully and carefully managed all the way through the process. We are very happy with the outcome and our guest rave about the quality experience they have when they visit.”

- David and Sue


Located in a beautiful rural location with gorgeous sea views, this seemed like an ideal building site. The only problem with it was that it was exposed to bitter cold southerly winds which come straight off Mt Taranaki - brrr!

To combat these issues, careful planning and thought had to go into creating the right design. We created a slightly angled house which captures the best of the sun, offers protection from the winds and makes the most of the breath-taking coastal and rural views.

“This is the second home Mike Childs Builders have built for us, and we are immensely satisfied with the whole process from start to finish. We are especially impressed with their attention to detail and the quality of their finishes.”

- Lyle and Leonie Smart