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.