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9 Cracroft Tce. Poore House. Minson, Henning Hansen.

Sep 26, 2010

Great weather over the weekend, perfect for peeking over fences and spotting this T-shape beauty up on the Cashmere Hills. The solid garage door doesn’t feel right, but it’s a remarkably intact, well cared for original home.

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29 Cannon Hill Cr. Minson, Henning Hansen.

May 02, 2010

If we had a dollar for every ugly aluminium conservatory / sun room added to a Christchurch Modern home we’d have at least $64. The house is guilty – $65 -  but the original unpainted concrete blockwork outside and stunning timber detailing inside leaves all forgiven. The fireplace in the living room is a behemoth and a thing of beauty.

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Holger Henning Hansen. A profile.

Apr 01, 2010

Karn Henning Hansen remembers her late father in an article written for the local NZIA journal. It’s a good read about a quiet modernist whose architecture focused on the principles of the movement and never the style

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87 Kahu Rd. Minson & Henning Hansen.

Sep 06, 2009

Very clean looking concrete block home with a T-shape plan. The long bedroom wing featuring a neat row of half gables and the garden borders the Waimairi Stream. A ripper.

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279 Cannon Hill Cr. Ching House. Minson, Henning Hansen & Dines.

May 06, 2009

Multi-level, concrete block and timber design from one of Christchurch’s best mid-century architects and designer of the stellar Canterbury Society of Arts Gallery.

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19 Poynder Ave. A R Blank House. Warren & Mahoney.

Nov 05, 2008

An unusual Warren & Mahoney design in red brick for the enigmatically named Mr Blank. This early 60s home is one of the rare Miles Warren ‘woolsheds’ before he latched on to the more distinctive ‘stable’ form. Curiously the rear of the house is elevated for no apparent reason.

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78 Dyers Pass Rd. Reed House. Minson and Henning-Hansen.

Oct 05, 2008

Looking a bit neglected, this home was originally two self-contained units. The upper floor was an open plan one bedroom home for Mr A A G Reed, featuring a split level dining and living room with a substantial deck. Below; a self-contained flat for his son.

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Holger Henning Hansen