House

571 Marine Parade, Napier

  • House.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Alison Dangerfield.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7241 Date Entered 14th July 1995

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City/District Council

Napier City

Region

Hawke's Bay Region

Legal description

Pt Sec 565, SO 9694 (CTs HBM1/1368 and HBM1/1369), Hawke's Bay Land District

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Historical Significance or Value

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. The following text is from the original Recommendation for Registration considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of

registration.

The house is associated with Charles Edwards (1852-1924), a Napier City Councillor from 1898 to 1905 and Manager of the Napier Gas Company. Edwards made some contribution to the development of Napier City.

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. The following text is from the original Recommendation for Registration considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of

registration.

Aesthetic:

The interior design of the house represents a largely authentic, intact interior of a 1922-23 California Bungalow style house.

Architectural:

The house shows an interesting transformation from a late Victorian/early Edwardian cottage to a California Bungalow style house. The house is a very good example of a true 1920s interior retaining the integrity of its original fittings and furnishings.

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. The following text is from the original Recommendation for Registration considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of

registration.

Social:

The house is an intact representative example of a domestic interior from the 1920s and of the lifestyle involved at this time.

This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1993. The following text is from the original Recommendation for Registration considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of

registration.

The following comments are made in relation to the criteria identified under S.23(2) of the Historic Places Act 1993.

c): The potential of the place to provide knowledge of New Zealand history:

Charles Edwards purchased this cottage in 1921 as a wedding gift for his second wife, and had it altered in 1922. The present owner has restored it to this 1922-23 character. The place has great potential to provide information about the lifestyle of this time, as it is an authentic restoration of a California Bungalow of the time, and many of the original fittings and furnishings have been retained.

g): The technical accomplishment or value, or design of the place:

The house at 571 Marine Parade shows an interesting transformation from a late Victorian/Edwardian cottage to a California Bungalow type house. This has resulted in an eclectic combination of architectural elements.

The great interest of the house lies in its interior, which represents an authentic restoration of the 1922-23 modifications, as originally photographed at the time. Significant original fittings and furnishings have been retained, such as leadlights, doors and door locks, wood panelling, fireplaces, and a panelled inglenook. Other interesting original details include the copper curtain rods, scrim on the walls, gas fittings in the kitchen, original solid iron flush type toilet, two large carpet squares in the two sitting rooms and cotton lace curtains in the second bedroom. There have been some alterations and modifications for modern living.

The house is a very good example of a true 1920s domestic interior retaining the integrity of many of its original fittings.

Conclusion:

The house at 571 Marine Parade, Napier, is recommended for registration as a Category II as a place of historical and cultural heritage significance and value. It is associated with a person of local historical and social interest. The house is a very good example of a true 1920s domestic interior retaining the integrity of many of its original fittings.

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1900 -

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office

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.