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7 James St. Stewart Minson.

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.

The home has been beautifully restored and enhanced by Chaplin Crooks.

The architectural detailing of the new addition draws from that of the original home, dominated by wide dark-chocolate coloured bevel-back weatherboards, broad horizontal flat roofs, white painted detailing and a cantilevering open pergola structure drawing visitors toward the entry. The steel pipe fence echoes a similar screening detail at the front steps.

Thanks to Stephen Crooks for the tip.

One Response to “7 James St. Stewart Minson.”

  1. Mary Richardson Says:

    Maybe they encountered too many people like you (ageist, sexist and who define people by their marital status) and fled back to Sumner!

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