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Sad Art Deco Loss in Takapuna

This beautiful Art Deco house on the edge of the water in Takapuna has been demolished.

The property was sold recently and was zoned Single House Zone under the new Unitary Plan and did not have a heritage overlay. The house had been with the family that built it until the sale.

See the Herald article here, describing the history of the house, and that unfortunately the previous owners had assumed the house had some heritage protection and had not actively sort to have it scheduled.


The morning after demolition. Photo: Greg Bowker


A painting of the now-demolished house at 19 Brett Ave, Takapuna, owned by the previous owner.