3/29/15

Villa for removal - side view

Another sketch in my series on the well known Herne Bay landmark that is about to be chopped up and taken away for sale.


It will join a bunch of other old houses at a yard for second hand houses in Kumeu, West Auckland. Often the old villas end up on lifestyle blocks on the edges of the city. Not a bad thing in some ways and certainly better that demolition!

Strangely though, this old (110+ years) house, constructed from thousand year old kauri timber isn't deemed to be historic or require any heritage protection. Take a drive around any of the inner city suburbs and you will see the same thing happening here and there.

1 comment:

Marcio Wilges said...

That's a beautiful villa! Wonder why it's scheduled for removals? If I was the owner of this home, I would have loved to keep it for the vintage and history that it represents!