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We're not architects, we're not historians and we don't know much about anything. However we do like modern houses and Christchurch is a great place for them.
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47 Moncks Spur Rd. Redcliffs House. Peter Beaven.

Sep 13, 2009

This home is typically unorthodox and in keeping with Peter’s design at the time, similar in style and materials to his characterful Tonbridge Mews. The home is split over three levels accessed by a spiral wooden staircase that forms the spine of the building. Extensive timber detailing, arched doorways and eccentric touches like the large red hemispherical plastic window in the living area are all pure Beaven.

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87 Kahu Rd. Minson & Henning-Hansen.

Sep 06, 2009

Very clean looking concrete block home with a T-shape plan. The long bedroom wing featuring a neat row of half gables and the garden borders the Waimairi Stream. A ripper.

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3 Ferrymead Tce. Kiddey House. Stewart Minson.

Sep 06, 2009

Overlooking the Ferrymead Bridge and set on a steep site, this pleasingly original vertical weatherboard home is an unusual parallelogram shape to fit the precipitous platform on which it snugly perches. It’s green paint and brown cedar cladding camouflage the home well against the hillside.

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