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Historic Reyburn House


From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — Reyburn House Lane, Townbasin, Whangarei

Unlike other gallery spaces where neutral colours are used, a bold interior colour scheme was chosen.

Historic Reyburn House

Historic Reyburn House is the oldest existing settler’s home on Whangarei’s Hatea River. The first part of the house was built between 1865 and 1875. It began as a small cottage that was later expanded into a villa with verandas. In 1966 the Northland Society of Arts began using the building and in 1985, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust declared Reyburn House a Category II historic building.

In 1988 an extensive restoration and renovation project was begun to restore and upgrade the house.

Unlike other gallery spaces where neutral colours are used, a bold interior colour scheme was chosen. Each room is finished in a bold colour, with a crisp white finish to all trims and detailing. This bold approach to colour within an art gallery has been a huge success and adds to the very unique nature of the space.

Reyburn House
Reyburn House - colourful interior
Reyburn House - colourful interior 2

Architectural Specifier: Geoff King Architect, Designgroup architects h+k
Building Contractor: Brian Sharp Builders
Painting Contractor: McNabb and Hay Painters
Photographer: Designgroup architects h+k

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