From the Resene News – issue 1/2011
One of a kind - Te Mata house
Once the only home between Napier and Waipawa in Hawkes Bay, Te Mata house on Te Mata Road holds in its heart more history than any other house in Havelock North. A few years ago, the two story villa that sits among the vineyards was in serious danger of slipping through the cracks of time. Originally built by John and Margaret Chambers, the home was once part of a 75,000ha farm, which accommodated a small village of servants and farm workers.
In 2000 and after a change of owners, the house underwent a lengthy restoration process. The home now has a clean, contemporary feel, yet modern luxuries have been skilfully incorporated without detracting from its traditional character. Recently the house was re-sold and has since enjoyed an extensive exterior repaint. Wooden weatherboards are finished in Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Ash (green edged grey) complemented by trims and wooden windows in Resene Vista White (warm off white). To complete the look the wooden deck is finished in Resene Lumbersider, tinted to Resene Linen (green edged neutral) for a subtle colour contrast and the roof is in Resene Karaka.
While no longer the only home between Napier and Waipawa, it is without a doubt one of the most impressive.
Painting Contractor: B&B Rielly Painters Ltd
Owner: Jonathan and Maree Wallace, Wallace Developments Ltd
Resene: Kate Howard, Hawkes Bay Trade Sales Representative
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