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60 Panorama Rd. Flint House. Ernest Kalnins.

Sep 10, 2014

Ernest Kalnins is a man for whom we have scant information. He was an Austrian designer, artist and (non-registered) architect who designed this family home on upper Clifton Hill for Dulcie and Tom Flint, owners of a large Stationery shop on Manchester Street. In the 60s, the top of Clifton Hill was a sparsely populated, almost agricultural, bohemian suburb with some of the best views in Christchurch.

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21a Tuawera Terrace. Charles Thomas.

Nov 09, 2008

This 1970s home is spread the width of the section to take full advantage of the stunning Northern views. Downstairs is a connecting space flowing from kitchen, dining, living and into a library. Upstairs are lots of bedrooms.

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18 Aranoni Track. Rita Angus House. Paul Pascoe.

Aug 11, 2008

This unfinished sketch shows Rita Angus’s home her father bought the house for her in 1943.

The cottage sat high on Clifton Hill, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Paul Pascoe designed it with large windows, a flat roof, and a sunny brick-paved terrace. It was a sanctuary for Angus and remained her home until 1954.

…continue reading 18 Aranoni Track. Rita Angus House. Paul Pascoe.