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32 Kiteroa Pl. Jones House. Ian Athfield.

Apr 05, 2009

This lovely 1980s home named Halcyon sits beautifully on the sloping Cashmere Hills overlooking the Canterbury plains. It shows Ian’s love of Modernist and Mediterranean architecture. In this case, hard geometric lines mixed with archways and…..it seems….timber window shutters.

…continue reading 32 Kiteroa Pl. Jones House. Ian Athfield.

2 Rhodesvale Tce. Millar House. Roger Walker.

Jan 09, 2009

This home was built in 1983 and is a rare example of a Roger Walker home in Christchurch. Extensive use of lattice, curves and colour mark it as a home of its time and a great example of Walker’s unmistakable style.

…continue reading 2 Rhodesvale Tce. Millar House. Roger Walker.

78 Memorial Ave. David Allen.

Jan 03, 2009

Two townhouses designed by the renowned Wellington architect who helped push New Zealand architecture in a new direction during the 1970s. Walker’s style was idiosyncratic and original and recognisable for his use of round windows, “it’s more natural for the human eye to look at a circle”, he says. Designed by David Allen, a contemporary of Walker.

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6 Te Awakura Terrace. Architect Unknown.

Dec 01, 2008

Curvy, baby blue and tucked away under St Andrews Hill, this house must have been pretty wild in its day. The design straddles art deco and international modernism and the colour makes it look a bit like the zoo’s penguin enclosure.

…continue reading 6 Te Awakura Terrace. Architect Unknown.

18 Butler Street. Maurice Mahoney.

Oct 12, 2008

Truly a home that reflect its surroundings, this severe glass and steel box blends surprisingly well into the landscape. It must feel quite exhibitionist on the inside and has the feel of Philip Johnson in mirrored sunglasses.

…continue reading 18 Butler Street. Maurice Mahoney.

53 Beachville Road. Warren & Mahoney.

Aug 26, 2008

These cleverly designed seaside townhouses are built on a staggered footprint which means views for all and a communal cricket pitch. Six-and-out, electric wickets.

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