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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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18 Cannon Hill Cr. Griffiths, Moffat & Partners.

Jan 26, 2010

A tip-off and little bit of self-promotion from Rebecca who is selling her 1964 home and would love for it to go to a fellow enthusiast. The weatherboard exterior, large windows and low-pitched roof is more reminiscent of Auckland’s Group Architects, but the exposed internal concrete blockwork is pure Christchurch.

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48 Whareora Tce. Price House. Griffiths, Moffat & Partners.

Dec 20, 2009

A 1967 home designed by Keith Anderson, one of the ‘young guns’ of post-war Christchurch architecture and a lesser known contemporary of Warren, Beaven, Cowey, Donnithorne et al.
Not a complete honey, with some little additions obscuring the original design, but the clever use of sliding doors inside and out make for a practical, open space with enviable views across the plains.

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40 Whareora Tce. Fogden House. Griffiths, Moffat & Partners

Oct 04, 2009

A killer hillside home built in 1967 by a practice that was instrumental in the champion of unpainted concrete blocks in Christchurch house construction – a material once reserved for cheap, commercial applications. Exceptionally maintained, this home features living, eating and cooking upstairs with sleeping underneath. A neat studio was added off the living area three years after the home was built.

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443b Ilam Rd. P Blaxall House. Griffiths, Moffat & Partners.

Aug 22, 2009

The original owner had lived in Japan and was enthusiastic about Japanese architecture, gardens and planning. The home was therefore designed with all rooms opening on to individual courts via sliding doors, but used materials of the local style; concrete floors and block walls.

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38 Stratford St. Mace House. Griffiths, Moffat & Partners.

Jul 16, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright meets Brady Bunch House ranch modernism in 1970s Fendalton. The ultra low pitched roof looks sweet in combination with the well-chosen sandstone, dark timber and super-clean brickwork. Nice job.