242 Mcraes Road, Waituna, Waikari
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
23rd June 1983
Lot 4 DP 403514 (CT 411534), Canterbury Land District
Information from Field Record Form Dec 1992 by John Coop
Waituna is a large sprawling single storied house in a complex s-shaped plan, built in several stages. It is constructed of both masonry and timber and is surrounded to the north and east by wide verandahs. The masonry section is of large limestone rubble, brought to course (laid in courses/lines), and the timber sections are of plain weatherboard construction with concrete used as flooring for the verandahs. The main entrance and entrance hall is elegantly proportioned and makes extensive use of kauri timbers. Off the hall lies the drawing room with a large inglenook fireplace. Also on the property there is a large limestone stable building to the south of the house beside a woolshed.
Timber section added to northeast corner
The large southern addition was completed
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.