Architecture For Sale

May 14, 2012

John Anderson | Whare Tane | Epsom

Whare Tane is an avant garde 1920s residence commissioned and occupied for prominent illustrator and principal cartoonist at the NZ Herald Trevor Lloyd for 32 years, notable for popularising the Kiwi as New Zealand’s national icon. Whare Tane has aesthetic significance for the austerity and strength of its exterior design, its setting on the slopes of Maungawhau and its mature garden of informal design. The three-storey house was constructed in 1925-6, designed by Scottish born Architect John Anderson and built by Archibald Frame (a stonemason). The style combines forward thinking architecture with expressions of influence of American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright with a strong awareness of New Zealand’s natural and cultural landscape.


Open Home

26&28 Clive Rd, Epsom
Sat 19 May 01:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Sun 20 May 01:00 pm – 01:30 pm



  1. A. Mckenzie

    Wow, what an amazing piece of Aucklands Architectural heritage, I’m tempted to go and visit this as it may not be so readily available once sold.

  2. NS

    Adjoining 1200m2 epsom section also for sale – thats tempting for the developers – bad news.

  3. A. Mckenzie

    depends on covenants on the site, but yes worrying

  4. Akash Kumar

    Hi I’m a student at unitec and have and assignment on Maori architecture. Does anyone know if I am allowed to get access into the building????

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