Sunday, 5 September 2010

Prominent architect nearly trips over grandfather clock

"Renowned New Zealand architect Sir Miles Warren was yesterday wondering if he could ever restore his beloved Ohinetahi Homestead to its pre-earthquake conditions.

The quake collapsed four upper gables and sent stones crashing on to the building.

"It was such a tremendous noise" Sir Miles said, as he stepped over the grandfather clock that nearly tripped him up earlier in the morning.

The important seaward facing part of the homestead was badly fractured and walls and pillars in the famous garden were toppled."


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