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Homewood, Karori, Wellington

Homewood, Karori, Wellington

Homewood, in suburban Karori, Wellington, began as a large cottage for Wellington judge Henry Chapman in 1847. In 1852 the house passed into the hands of businessman John Johnston, whose son Charles extensively extended it in 1903 under architect Joshua Charlesworth. Charles Johnston renovated it in the Edwardian Scottish baronial style, evident in the tower and repeated use of crenellations (the notches on a rampart). In 1958 the house became the residence of the British high commissioner. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1957/4114-F

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Early 20th-century domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2022)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014