Monday, February 12, 2007

54 Hapua St, Remuera

Auctioned 7 march, 2007.

This is part of a project in north-east Remuera, which included three connected ('semi-detached) townhouses. From memory, this is the largest of the three. [Correction: the three connected townhouses are at 64 Hapua. See comments below.]   Here's Barfoot's description:
Every now and again, an architecturally outstanding home comes along that is simply unique. Designed by the revered architect Claude Megson in 1974 with high ceilings and voids it presents an uplifting sense of volume and light filed spaces. This solidly built home on its own freehold 306m² site enjoys a quiet, leafy setting. Features 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, separate living and dining areas which open to private courtyards and garden; including many original 1970's features. Perfectly positioned for optimum sun in winter and shade in summer, this could be your very own private sanctuary. A perfect natural setting just five minutes to the city.


JWGoodwin said...

I have close friends who lived in the smaller townhouse next to this property, they lived there sometime in the mid 1980's and loved it, they did change one or two small things, i know that the changed the clolour of the roof from a salmonish pink/red to white and painted some bricks or stones?, luckily claude visited them and praised their changes. He really was an incredible Architect who was so ahead of his time. I will never tire of his buildings. Thanks for the blog :)

dorothy said...

I lived in 54 Hapua for many years and it was never joined to the other townhouse.
There were never three connected as described in the opening of the blog. There are three semi- detached further up the street at 64 Hapua Street.
The photos displayed are ones I had taken when I sold it in March 2007.
Dorothy Cochrane

Peter Cresswell said...

@Dorothy: Thanks for the correction, Dorothy. Appreciate it.

I would love to hear your stories of #54!

@JW Goodwin: Thanks for your comment. Yes, he was an incredible architect. He should be more widely known outside the profession.