13 JAN 2016
Epic Mid-Century 'Messervy house' in Christchurch Up for Sale
The Messervy House by Architect Allan Mitchener is a stunning example of 'Christchurch Style' 1960's Modernism.
Words by Dan Eagle, Photography Supplied
It's always a treat to see an iconic mid century home sympathetically restored – this particular home happens to be a stellar case in point. The current owners have given this vintage home a contemporary update while retaining it's history and character.
Messervy House was one of the few Christchurch homes designed by Architect Allan Mitchener before he moved to Auckland to become a lecturer at the Auckland School of Architecture. It was designed in the 1960's for the growing Messervy family.
This stunning family home is available to purchase privately from the current owners. For all the details and additional history please follow this link
The family lounge is a generous, light filled living area with a thoughtful use of materials.
Oversized doors create memorable details.
The Ernest Race rocking chair is right at home here.
The kitchen has been sympathetically renovated in keeping with the original design.
White painted concrete block, fair face concrete and timber detailing define this stunning home.
Mezzanine floors create unique spaces.
More inspiration you might like
Vanished Delft – Exhibition at Pah Homestead
Mr. Bigglesworthy is proud to be associated with Vanished Delft – Handmade Material Culture, the current exhibition at Pah Homestead.READ MORE
New Brands Debut in New Zealand
Exclusive brands debut in New Zealand as design store launches.READ MORE
In The Shade - Lilly Reich
Utilitarian and fearless, Lilly Reich's designs made her mark on the future of modernism.READ MORE
The Parnell Baths – Good Times and Great Design
The Parnell Baths are a truly joyous place – a vibrant cornucopia of colour, fun and incredible design.READ MORE