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118 Ilam Rd. Holdsworth House. Charles Thomas.

Jun 12, 2010

The crappy photos don’t do this house justice. Currently occupied by the University of Canterbury’s ‘Publications Team’, this former home seems remarkably intact. Inside, the fittings and layout are all there and the living, dining and bedrooms simply occupied by regulation office furniture. It wouldn’t take much to return it to what it should be.

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29 Newbridge Pl. Henderson House. Minson, Henning Hansen.

Oct 12, 2009

The Ilam cul-de-sac of Newbridge Pl is a honeypot for 60s gems. Amongst designs by Hall & Mackenzie, Warren & Mahoney and Don Cowey sits this striking family home built for a Lincoln University Professor. The main building is low pitched and concrete block, but nestles up against a two storey batten and board half-gable structure that contain the garage at a basement level and bedrooms above.

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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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16 Coldstream Ct. Minson, Henning-Hansen & Dines.

Aug 14, 2008

We like this house. The two small front pavilions open onto a lovely moss-covered garden. The house is bordered by a stream and a red Japanese bridge gives access to the garage. In the middle of it all is a courtyard swimming pool.

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