From Heritage NZ’s monthly email newsletter:
Two short documentaries that take an inside look at two unique restoration projects on Auckland’s North Shore will feature at the Devonport Heritage Film Night at The Victoria Theatre on 21 November
The first is an award-winning restoration of the historic Chapman Taylor Arts and Crafts house in Rewiti Ave, Takapuna. Viewers will see inside the virtually untouched 1923 house, when the elderly owner puts his childhood home on the market for the first time in over 80 years.Two short documentaries that take an inside look at two unique restoration projects on Auckland’s North Shore will feature at the Devonport Heritage Film Night at The Victoria Theatre on 21 November.
The documentary follows new owners Sue Fleischl and Michael Booth as they grapple with how to bring the house up to 21st century standards while still retaining its heritage values. The result is a stunning restoration and modern extension that won the North Shore Heritage Award last year.
The other documentary follows an ambitious plan to make Devonport’s St Augustine’s Church and hall into a home. Owner Lesley Harris outlines her plans as she begins her dream project of converting a church into a home. While the building work is still to begin, we see how Lesley transforms the church into a comfortable home for her family.
The beautiful Arts and Crafts brick church was designed in 1930 by Māori architect, William Bloomfield, as a memorial to local men who died in World War I.
Tickets are just $20 and bookings are essential. For more information please click here or phone 09 446 0100. The film night starts at 8pm.
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