Banksia  Cottage

18 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa. Restoration and renovation project, 2011-2015

Banksia Cottage. 'For Sale'

Banksia Cottage. 'For Sale'

18 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa. November 2011. Sitting unoccupied since 2001

Sea shell path

Sea shell path

Previously owned by Jessie Mould, the path leading to the front door made of sea shells Jessie collected from the beach.

East wing and shop

East wing and shop

The two storied addition added (circa 1880) on the east side of the original cottage circa 1860. On the far left is the 'cobblers shop', home based shoe repairer in Akaroa

Looking down from the hill.

Looking down from the hill.

We were excited to take on the restoration of one of Akaroa's most original historic cottages.

First peek inside

First peek inside

November 2011

Unidentified Rose

Unidentified Rose

Jesse planted many dozens....

Kitchen window

Kitchen window

Enter back door

Enter back door

1950s coal range and laundry

Kitchen ceiling

Kitchen ceiling

Interior still very original just a little neglected

Back door

Back door

Bedroom veranda doors

Bedroom veranda doors

Describe your image here

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Now the lounge

Bathroom window

Bathroom window

Cute curtain

Stairs to attic bedroom

Stairs to attic bedroom

This staircase, circa 1900 sits atop of the original steeper ladder stairs from 1870

Upstairs bedroom

Upstairs bedroom

150 years of wallpaper layers

Attic circa 1860

Attic circa 1860

Probably used as a mezzanine bedroom for the children

Upstairs bedroom

Upstairs bedroom

Scrim was held on with linen tape

Autograph upstairs bedroom wardrobe

Autograph upstairs bedroom wardrobe

Nellie Parsons, daughter of Banksia cottages first owners. circa 1890

Revealing the lower layers of wallca

Revealing the lower layers of wallca

Lots of interesting history on original Totara lining boards

Work begins, Jan 2012

Work begins, Jan 2012

Removal of brick chimney- mortared together with clay circa 1870

May 2013

May 2013

Repiling and levelling

August 2014

August 2014

Old laundry frames up to become new kitchen

November 2014

November 2014

Reproofing the lean to

Courtyard doors 2014

Courtyard doors 2014

Two single Doors recycled from the kitchen, reframed to make french doors facing to west courtyard

Front gate

Front gate

A good day during the renovation

Living/dining

Living/dining

All but finished . December 2015

Kitchen

Kitchen

Now situated in old laundry/toilet area

Kitchen

Kitchen

Pressed tin splashback

Laundry tub

Laundry tub

Not original to the house but a great Trade Me find

Bathroom

Bathroom

Really comfortable original cast iron bath

Entry

Entry

North facing entry. Sandberg wallpaper

Lounge

Lounge

My favourite Colefax & Fowler wallpaper in lounge

March 2015

March 2015

Exterior painting finished at last.

PHONE

Bronwyn 027 2915 874

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Michael 027 4150 331

HOURS

As our showroom is now closed please contact Bronwyn directly to make an appointment.

 

OFFICE ADDRESS

95b Dyers Pass Road

Cashmere

Christchurch 8022

New Zealand

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