Story: Wairarapa places

Riversdale beach house

Riversdale beach house

Riversdale has several architecturally distinguished baches (holiday homes). Among them is the Maunsell beach house, designed by Derek Wilson and built in 1956. With its simple forms and easy indoor–outdoor flow, it is a fine example of the post-1945 quest to create the vernacular New Zealand house. Since it was built it has been heavily modified.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Architectural Centre Collection
Reference: PA12-2142-3
Photograph by Derek John Wilson

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Castlepoint', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 March 2018)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015