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297 Cannon Hill Cr. Architect Unknown.

Oct 31, 2010

Underneath the pergola, rooftop solar panels and various TV aerials might just be a very nicely designed home sitting up on top of Mount Pleasant. It would be interesting to see it without the ‘flair’, but it feels much like the work of Minson, Henning Hansen.

…continue reading 297 Cannon Hill Cr. Architect Unknown.

155 Ashgrove Tce. Architect Unknown.

Oct 27, 2010

Rover parking only in this 1970s mix of Japanese, Scandinavian and Christchurch influences on the Cashmere flats. And if you want a chimney that laughs in the face of earthquakes, here’s your guy.

…continue reading 155 Ashgrove Tce. Architect Unknown.

5 Karitane Pl. Thomson House. Warren & Mahoney.

Oct 09, 2010

The story goes that Mrs Thomson participated in a ‘House and Garden’ course in 1966. One of the speakers was a young Miles Warren who made quite an impression and two years later designed this ‘English cottage’ for the young couple. Inside it’s by far the best preserved of the 1960s W&M houses and features pyramidal timber ceilings; split level living and a great fairface concrete fireplace. The nice garage studio was later added by David Brocherie.

…continue reading 5 Karitane Pl. Thomson House. Warren & Mahoney.