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Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

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Image"Welcome to the 'Cedars'. a 1962 Group Architects masterpiece by Ivan Juriss," says the real estate advertising.


"A beautiful home in original condition built of cedars milled on the site is available for sale for the first time in almost 20 years. The genius of the Group Architects is apparent in this 4/5 bedroom home."

Options for the Glendowie home are said by the estate agent to include demolish and "build your waterfront dream home" or demolish and "subdivide for two new homes".

Either way, this is an opportunity to demonstrate that Auckland is, indeed, the creative industries capital of New Zealand.


Tony Watkins

Karaka Bay


First published in the New Zealand Herald 9 November 2005 

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