+ About Christchurch Modern
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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16 Westburn Tce. Barton House. John Trengrove.

Apr 12, 2009

Built in 1960 to a brief for “lots of light”, this house delivers with large, square windows punched through the red brick walls and dormer skylights inside. The house was very modern for suburban Christchurch in its day and was one of the first homes in the city with electric underfloor heating, back when electricity was free.

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32 Greers Rd. Powell House. Don Donnithorne.

Jan 11, 2009

From the good people at Home & Building magazine: “This house has an area of 1500sq. ft including the double garage. The floor is concrete slab on the ground with timber framed brick veneer walls. The ceilings arw eplaster ansd softboard with a corrugated galvanised iron roof. The house was fiished in 1962 at a cost of 4500 pounds”.

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9 Farnham Pl. Architect Unknown.

Jan 03, 2009

The street elevation of this home is eye-catching with it’s vertical slit window and graphic detail that extends from the ground to the roof. A curved roof covers the garage and entrance way and overall the look is quite ecclesiastical.

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14a Maidstone Rd. Moore Flats. Warren & Mahoney.

Dec 22, 2008

Designed in 1967 as two large flats, each with two bedrooms and a private courtyard. If there’s one thing Warren and Mahoney did well, it’s chimneys: proud, overscale and assertive. The larger flat is still lived in by the original owner and both are in good, unmolested condition.

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29 Wadeley Rd. Wade House. Warren & Wahoney.

Oct 17, 2008

The Wades were farmers who once owned most of the land which is now Ilam.  When they sold the farm they kept some of the land and Warren & Mahoney did a few projects for them including this house and the Birchdale flats in Newbridge Place – a cul-de-sac full of Modern architecture and well worth visiting.

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30 Newbridge Pl. Fletcher House. Hall & Mackenzie

Aug 24, 2008

Humphrey Hall desingned this Japanese influenced home for construction company owner John Fletcher. The home was built in 1964 as an advertisement for employing the services of an architect and the quality of good construction.

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