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Lippincott Houses in Auckland

Roy Lippincott came to New Zealand as the result of a competition win in 1921. He went on to make a name for himself in designing public buildings and private homes, until returning to the US in 1939. There are a number of Lippincott-designed houses in Remuera.

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29 Ridings Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

In a suburb known for its grand old houses, the modest dwelling at 29 Ridings Road is a rare surviving example of a vernacular cottage that, at over 140 years old, stands as an important tangible reminder of Remuera’s early horticultural, agricultural and residential history

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21 Ridings Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

As one of only a small number of surviving mid-to-late nineteenth century dwellings in Remuera, 21 Ridings Road stands as a remnant of the suburb’s early colonial architecture and as an important physical reminder of its early residential development, social history and way of life.

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Glenholm, 37 Portland Road, Remuera

The land upon which Glenholm was built originally formed part of the Ōhinerau block II. First auctioned in the 1850s, the block comprised some of the most valuable land in Remuera.

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The Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny, Victoria Avenue, Remuera

Cluny Kindergarten at 74 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, closed its doors for the final time on 4 December 2020. The convent and kindergarten on a 2,820m² site, in a Single House zone, is now up for sale.

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The History of 37 St Vincent Avenue, Remuera

37 St Vincent Avenue made the news recently when it was sold and plans were revealed for the demolition or removal of the 1920s house to make way for 19 townhouses.

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Linton House, 2 Bassett Road, Remuera

Linton House which stood on the corner of Remuera Road and Bassett Road was a grand house designed by renowned architect Edward Mahoney & Son in the 1890s. But before that was a house known as Loyal Bank

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Arlestone, 151 Orakei Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Arlestone, the grand residence at 151 Orakei Road, has many stories to tell and a close association with individuals from many walks of life.

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David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery

David Hay and Son of Montpellier Nursery became Auckland’s pre-eminent nurserymen in the years 1855 to 1933.

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62 Orakei Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying its Orakei Road site for well over 100 years, the two-storey Victorian villa at number 62 has, like many other buildings of its age, an interesting and varied past.

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Kelvin Private Hospital, later Kairahi Guest House, 34 (22) Clonbern Road, Remuera

For much of the twentieth century the large stately house at 34 (22) Clonbern Road was a private hospital and guest-house.

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Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, Remuera

Elmstone, 468 Remuera Road, was built for businessman Victor J Larner in 1909-10 to a design by architect B. C. Chilwell.

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Ash Hurst, 93 Benson Road, Remuera (Remuera’s Century-Old Homes Project)

Occupying elevated land and overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, ‘Ash Hurst’ at 93 Benson Road is a grand Spanish Colonial style residence reputedly designed by the preeminent architectural practice of Gummer & Ford.

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Benfieldside, 1 Arney Road, Remuera

This property was owned by the General Trust Board of the (Anglican) Diocese of Auckland (and later the Melanesian Mission Trust Board) until 1983. From the early years of the twentieth century, the property was subdivided and leased.

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From Quarry to Stately House and Garden – 7 Pere Street, Remuera

The Bond family built an imposing house on Remuera Road next to what was called Mt Hobson Domain c1920 and transformed what had been an abandoned quarry site into a striking terraced garden.

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Memorial Seat on Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

In 1948 members of the Remuera Garden Club began gathering daffodil bulbs for a mass planting on Ōhinerau in memory of the boys from Remuera who their lives in World War I and II.

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The Hellaby Houses

On 20 January 1885, aged 20, Amy Briscoe married 36-year-old Richard Hellaby, a butcher, at St Mark's Church, Remuera, Auckland. Here began the story of the Hellaby family and their homes.

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Moving Day 1906: Nos. 9, 15 and 21 Arney Road, Remuera

The Hubert Earle Vaile 1906 'Moving Day' photograph captures three iconic Arney Road houses. Whilst all three have been significantly renovated over the years, nonetheless they remain early examples of Remuera’s built heritage.

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Plumley House – Seamer House, 515 (195) Remuera Road, Remuera

Plumley House, later Seamer House, at 515 (195) Remuera Road, was built around 1910 and has had a chequered history.

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The Ford House, 4 Garden Road

Reginald Ford designed and built this house at 4 Garden Road Remuera for himself in 1926. It is described as “a colonial neo-Georgian timber house”.

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“Carriage” House, 78 Orakei Road, Remuera

It is highly unlikely that a carriage house, or any other house, was built on the 78 Orakei Road site in 1846. The current evidence suggests that the building may have been constructed c.1870.

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Glenesk, 164 Remuera Road

Glenesk was another of the early large houses of Remuera demolished in the mid-1980s to make way for more intensive housing.

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From Remuera with Love – Postcards

A collection of postcards showcasing Remuera from the late nineteen century into the twentieth.

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Vinebank

Vinebank (aka Vine Bank) was a large 10 roomed house on the shore of the Orakei Basin. It’s not known when it was built but its most well-known owner was Frederick Charles Richardson (1852–1918).

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