Building Today, Volume 1 Number 2 (January 1937)
A Portfolio of Small Houses
A Portfolio of Small Houses
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.
The residence of Miss D. Holmden, Korau Road, One Tree Hill. Living-room 18 x 14, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms, sun-porch and laundry, with detached garage.
Exterior is in weatherboards, with fawn trim and brick base; shingle tile roof; spoutings and down-pipe in copper; woodwork in bedrooms is painted pale green; kitchen, bathroom and laundry are finished in a primrose enamel, with silver trim. All other woodwork is finished walnut stain. Piper and Brooker, F.A.N.Z.I.A., Architects.
The residence of Mr. Williamson, Clifton Road, Takapuna, L shape plan, has two bedrooms, large living-room, dining-room, kitchen with all built-in features, bathroom, etc. All interior trim painted matt, flush fibrous plaster ceilings and wall-boards, papered; corrugated iron roof and weatherboards. Lloyd Bates, A.N.Z.I.A., Architect.
The residence of Raymond C. Jones, Esq., Coombes Road, Remuera. Living-room 18 x 12, breakfast-room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, two bedrooms and sun-porch, with garage in basement.
Exterior is weatherboarded and painted cream with fawn facings; Marseilles tiled roof; spouting and down-pipes copper; hall is panelled and all other rooms papered. Woodwork in bedrooms is finished in cream semi-gloss paint. Kitchen is finished in green and cream enamel, and bathroom is blue and cream. Other woodwork is stained light walnut. Piper and Brooker, F.A.N.Z.I.A., Architects.page 27
A residence at Mt. Roskill, four rooms and sunporch. Terracotta roofing tiles, with variegated red bricks to base and chimney. Walls, metal lath and plaster, coloured cream. E. Rupert Morton, A.N.Z.I.A., Architect.
The residence of Mr. Crosher, Hororata Road, Takapuna, has rimu panelled hall, large living-room and dining-room, with sliding doors, three bedrooms, kitchenette with all built-in fittings, bathroom, etc. Fibrous plaster ceilings, linings of wall-board, papered; corrugated iron roof and weatherboarded. Lloyd Bates, A.N.Z.I.A., Architect.
The residence of C. P. Hopkins, Esq., Hauraki Road, Takapuna. Living-room 18 x 12, breakfast-room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, two bedrooms and sun-porch, with garage in basement.
Exterior is weatherboarded and painted cream, with light brown trim, Marseilles tile roof; spoutings and down-pipes in copper; windows in leadlight squares; hall is panelled and other rooms papered; woodwork in bedrooms is finished in pink and cream gloss; kitchen with alcove and bathroom in green enamel finish, picked out in cream; other woodwork stained grey. Piper and Brooker, F.A.N.Z.I.A., Architects.