Designed in 1951, this small 80 sq/m 2-bedroom house was commissioned by two elderly spinster sisters from Sumner. A surprising design solution for two women born in the late 19th century. For reasons unknown the sisters sold the house 4 years later and moved back to Sumner.
…continue reading 7 James St. Stewart Minson.
A very clean, unadorned box clad in rough cut boards and perched upon a beautiful â€˜off shutterâ€™ concrete base. There’s a fair bit of vegetation concealing the in-situ concrete details, but some sharp secateurs and a barrel of napalm would make short work of it.
…continue reading 3 Brigid Pl. Warren & Mahoney.
Keith Mackenzie’s own home built in 1961, showing the delicate skills of this much underrated firm. Hall & Mackenzie were former partners of Paul Pascoe and lead designers of the University of Canterbury’s formidable Registry building.
…continue reading 23 Desmond St. Mackenzie House. Hall & Mackenzie.