Scaled Down

Situated on a narrow strip of land with the sea at its back and the Avon Heathcote Estuary at the end of the garden, this house looked directly out onto the water providing stunning views and a lifestyle to match.

Distinguished by two unequal gables and a veranda on the northwest facade, and dormer windows at the rear, the design of this house includes a number of colonial influences. 

 The earthquakes of 2011 dealt severely to the area leaving a great many of the homes no longer safe and like this one, red-zoned and awaiting demolition.