Royal Residences

While many of the architect’s larger works are in Wellington, Athfield designed a number in Christchurch and further south. Wilson, who opened the Seashore Cabaret in Petone, which he has since offered, says he has liked dwelling in the home, and retains his love of Athfield’s structure. Sir Ian Athfield’s distinctive architectural fashion offers a series of “pods” and terraces, with inside and external stairs. Matt Wilson is such an Ian Athfield fan, he as quickly as built a 15 square-metre sleep-out modelled on one of the late architect’s homes. Check out our record of volunteer positions with our applications — together with virtual alternatives to become involved.

Dine al fresco in our lovely courtyard garden in the summer months or in our lovely dining room for a romantic dinner. They have been housed by their employers in boarding houses next to or above the shops, while the shopkeepers themselves …