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Cathcart House by Manning & Associates

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There is a significant tradition in New Zealand domestic architecture of the architect as client – less common is the builder/craftsman as client. This latter collaboration has slowly and meticulously built this family home – including its garden and wonderful courtyard. It is a project that has both great warmth and a sense of familiarity, whilst constantly delighting in challenging the conventional – and even the unconventional! This is the architecture of this place – experimental and idiosyncratic, yet clearly aware of its history and context.

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