Building Today, Volume 1 Number 2 (January 1937)
The residence of Capt. Morgan, 106 West End Road, Westmere. Wood frame house, weatherboarded; iron roof. Colour scheme: Light cream with bronze brown spoutings. Kenneth W. Aimer, F.N.Z.I.A., A.R.I.B.A., Architect.
Cottage for Dr. C. W. Parr, Killarney Road, Takapuna, consisting of living-room, kitchen, two bedrooms and sun-porch. Wood construction, having green stained rough sawn weatherboards, grey concrete tiled roof and brick base. H. L. Massey, F.N.Z.I.A., A.R.I.B.A., Architect.
If your small house is to carry any mark of distinction, to be worthy of more than a passing glance, to be more than just a group of rooms to live in, it will need the considerable thought, care and skill that only a trained and experienced architect can give. If it is to have the maximum comfort and convenience, again only a skilled hand can arrange its plan to the best advantage. When it is pointed out that in the design of a small house an architect, experienced though he is in design of both plans and exteriors, often takes nearly as long as over some of his larger problems, it will show how important is this aspect.
In view of our Government's housing scheme, based on some hundreds of small houses, it is interesting to see what private owners with their architects can do in this direction. That the Government houses are all designed by private qualified architects gives point to the above remarks.
Each of the houses illustrated on these pages has been built to the design and under the supervision of registered architects in recent months within a price limit of £1000.page 25
The residence of Mrs. Medland, 15 Gorrie Avenue, Mt. Roskill. Red brick base, walls plastered on metal lathing. Rich cream tone, with buff window surrounds. Roof: terracotta tiles. Spoutings and sills painted bronze brown. Kenneth W. Aimer, F.N.Z.I.A., A.R.I.B.A., Architect.
A residence at One Tree Hill, four rooms and sun porch. Red terracotta roofing tiles. White boards and battens to walls, with metal lath and plaster in gables. The whole finished in cream, with stone colour to base and window sashes. E. Rupert Morton, A.N.Z.I.A., Architect.