Topic: Hursthaven, 16 Hackthorne Road

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Located at 16 Hackthorne Road,  Hursthaven is an Arts and Crafts bungalow. It was built in 1910 was designed by a prominent architect, Samuel Hurst Seager, for himself.

With its economical and reasoned floorplan, sweeping roof, bracketed eaves, timber shingling, vertical board-and- battening, casement windows and built-in furniture, Hursthaven is an example of what Seager strived to achieve in his architectural practice. The house was altered in 1996 and 1998.

Hursthaven sustained some damage in the 2010/2011 Christchurch Earthquakes. The three original chimneys needed to be deconstructed and replaced. This included two double pot chimneys and one single pot chimney. The repair and reinstatement of all three chimneys saw the original brick cut into 25mm brick slips and attached to the exterior.

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