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It’s the thought that counts for homestyle editor Alice Lines at her abode by the beach. My partner Nick Burrowes and I moved into our home in Auckland’s Pt Chevalier 10 days after our son, Ted, was born. It was hectic to say the least, but when our good friends told us the cottage they were renting by the sea was up for grabs, we just couldn’t pass it up. It’s a funny little place, with wonky floors and a tiny kitchen, but the view over the water to the Waitakeres more than makes up for the quirks, which we’ve actually come to love. The sunsets here are superb, so we enjoy dinner on the deck or in the dining nook most nights, while catching the last rays of the day. “We’ve made a discovery tray with a rotating selection of finds for Ted to investigate at the table.” Nick is a minimalist and I am not, but what we do share is a mutual appreciation of thoughtful design and objects with provenance, so decisions about …