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Deceased Estate 'As Is, Where Is'

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Held in the same family for over thirty years, this is an original 1970s Don Donnithorne design displaying some of the late Architect's most creative work, largely untouched. It is well known that Donnithorne was strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the World's most famed Architect of the 20th Century. FLW was inspired by all things Japanese which Donnithorne emulates here. Exceptionally well built by a renowned Christchurch builder at the time for himself and his family, nothing was spared in the construction.

The house is solid in concrete block and cedar with a slate roof. Board and batten is used extensively internally, and the doors of the triple garaging pay homage to the Japanese screen. Rich dark hardwood timber lines the walls, and the use of copper nails are testimony to the lack of restraint in the building process. However, this is a property which has sat unrepaired since the EQs, with elderly owners in residence, and the restoration process may be daunting for some.

Devotees of this era and style may well be exhilarated by the prospect but we suspect the large corner site will be equally attractive to developers. 830sqm with a long north boundary in this prominent prestigious position is always going to appeal to those looking to construct a new home.

Whichever way the future unfolds for this fascinating offering, the beneficiaries no longer wish to maintain the property, and this must be SOLD!

Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from REINZ/Property Smarts/Land Information New Zealand/ The relevant local authority/Cera and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.