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94 Mountain View Rd. Raymond House. Warren & Mahoney.

A little out of town, in Timaru, but an important house in Christchurch architecture being Warren & Mahoney’s very first. Miles reminisces in a recent interview with John Walsh in NZ Architecture…

“We did one or two overall forms, low-pitched roofs and so on, in the best Group manner. The very first house – I feel guilty – I imposed upon an elderly doctor and his wife. It’s still there, fortunately down a long drive. It was detailed to a frazzle but one quickly realised – open space and a low, shed roof for clients who were in their sixties?


The original design, abandoned due to cost, was a two storey home under one long pitched roof.

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