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Home and Building, Volume 37 Number 6 (1975)

Home with Economy and Space

page 27

Home with Economy and Space

Architect: Daryl Cockburn of Calder, Fowler, Styles & Partners. Builder: Daryl Hobcraft. Owner: The Rev. & Mrs McDowell

This retirement house was built at Huia Street, Waikanae for less than $12,000 and finished early 1973.

The requirements were for maximum space for about $11,000, 22 foot living-dining, 2 double bedrooms, study bedroom, separate laundry, kitchen and bathroom.

The building is double insulated, has open ceilings, glare reducing glass, kahikatea weatherboards, large deck and basement storage area beside the garage. It probably represents extremely good value for money achieved mainly by simplicity of plan and construction. The building was designed and built whilst the architect was studying in Edinburgh. The owners were anxious that maximum internal space be provided to welcome their large family and yet be within strictly limited finance. The appearance of the house will shortly be completed by the addition of a porch to the street elevation.

Floor Plan 970 Sq Feet 80.1 m2

Floor Plan 970 Sq Feet 80.1 m2

Photograph: The house from the garden side. The garden was begun 3 years ago.

Photograph: The house from the garden side. The garden was begun 3 years ago.