Original, unmolested modernist homes of the 1940s are pretty hard to come by in Christchurch which makes this Stewart Minson design a real find. The combination of the L-shape, flat-roof, weatherboard, and flagstone are a fine mix and the way the roofline steps down the slope is super sharp.
…continue reading 71 Te Awakura Tce. Stewart Minson.
This original 60s house, designed by architect Joseph Moffat for his retirement, is hidden behind a solid concrete block wall and arranged around a swimming pool. The North facing full-height sliding glass wall of the living area is a sweet design touch and the type of feature that gave birth to the nauseating term ‘indoor-outdoor flow’.
…continue reading 56 Greers Rd. Moffat House. Grifiths, Moffat & Partners.
If we had a dollar for every ugly aluminium conservatory / sun room added to a Christchurch Modern home we’d have at least $64. The house is guilty – $65 - but the original unpainted concrete blockwork outside and stunning timber detailing inside leaves all forgiven. The fireplace in the living room is a behemoth and a thing of beauty.
…continue reading 29 Cannon Hill Cr. Minson, Henning Hansen.
Here’s a story we like. Diedre read about the Maling House and noticed the design similarities to her own modernist home. After contacting a number of people around town she found architect Simon Pascoe, son of Paul, who was able to confirm her house was indeed a Pascoe & Hall design, drawn by Humphrey Hall around 1950. Sadly Diedre has to move on, but the good news for Modern lovers – it’s for sale.