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Delight in this Modernist 1960s Messervy House by Allan Mitchener

Delight in this Modernist 1960s Messervy House by Allan Mitchener

When the original owner of this 1960s home in Iiam, Christchurch came to sell Mr and Mrs J. Messervy jumped at the chance of buying it, mainly because they were worried about what would happen if they didn’t. 

After purchasing the dwelling by architect Allan Mitchener, the owners began sympathetically restoring it; repainting the interior and exterior with the original colours, laying new cork flooring, replacing cracked windows, curtains and wallpaper, fitting a new kitchen benchtop and generally repairing the bits that needed some love and care.

Two extra bedrooms were also incorporated into the original layout making it a four bedroom home with an additional open mezzanine bedroom and light-filled, double-height living and dining room, which opens on three sides to a private garden.

The Messevery House is currently for sale, so if you’ve fallen in love you can make your dream a reality for $630,000.

Photography by Sam Hartnett.

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