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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 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.

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Millbank Lane. Family House. Peter Beaven.

Aug 11, 2008

This beautiful “little house’ was designed by Peter Beaven for himself and his young family in 1962 – although they never moved in. Sited at the end of Millbank Lane at Carlton Mill, it sits on the bank of the Avon River opposite Hagley Park. The 3 bedroom house has been sympathetically updated over the years without losing any of its enduring appeal. A special house.

…continue reading Millbank Lane. Family House. Peter Beaven.