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THE BIG HOUSE : GRAND & OPULENT HOUSES IN COLONIAL NEW ZEALAND

by Terence Hodgson


Enormous and numerous rooms, lavish decorations, magnificent settings, and staff who often outnumbered the owners; these were features that typified the big house in colonial New Zealand. From pompous designs to intricate detailing, the big houses epitomised their owners' dreams. Owners who had come to New Zealand as settlers to seek their fortune and, having found it, displayed their wealth in the houses they built.

This informative book discusses those houses; their construction, styles, gardens, functions, and the servants needed to run them. Thirty-six big houses are examined in detail, with floor plans and over eighty archive photographs.


Published by Random Century in 1991

Large format soft-cover (127 pages plus floor plans)

Very good unmarked condition


NOTE: This is a registered charity auction with proceeds being donated to worthy causes in the community
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