The House JK Built

Rugby legend, former New Zealand All Black Sir (JK) John Kirwan has conquered the world of sport, as a Rugby World Cup-winning player and as national coach of both Italy and Japan. 

Now he’s come home to New Zealand to build his own slice of paradise.  A man of principal and taste, JK embarks on one his biggest challenges turning his old family holiday home into his dream home. 

But from the very start, nothing quite goes to plan.  A remodel quickly becomes a complete teardown and emotions run high as bulldozers rip through the old family home where his family grew up.  One of New Zealand’s foremost architects puts plans in place for an eco-friendly home by the sea and the 6-month project turns into 18 months when Covid stops the build in its tracks. 

Join JK for the biggest challenge of his career and life as we follow the House that JK built.