Coolangatta A Homage the Life and Times of Auckland’s Most Admired Residence

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Coolangatta A Homage the Life and Times of Auckland’s Most Admired Residence

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Coolangatta A Homage the Life and Times of Auckland’s Most Admired Residence
by Peter Macky, Paul Waite, Sait Akkirman

Throughout its 93-year existence, Coolangatta – which stood at 464 Remuera Road from 1913 to 2006 – was unquestionably Auckland’s most admired residence. To many, it was known as ‘The Lotto House’, meaning that if they were lucky enough to win Lotto, they would buy it. When Coolangatta was destroyed without warning in 2006, lawyer and author Peter Macky became determined to find out exactly how and why such a tragedy could have occurred. Who was responsible? Was it the owners or a purchaser from them? What role did the Auckland City Council play? Following an exhaustive investigation spanning three years, Macky has not only answered these questions, but he has also unearthed a wealth of information on Auckland’s heritage, its Arts and Crafts architects and early architectural history. Most importantly, however, the book is an appeal for a greater appreciation of our heritage and its protection; and for improvements to Auckland city’s contemporary architecture and urban design.

With additional copy of floor plan

Large Hardback, 2010, very good condition