Christchurch mansion


PHOTO: WILL HARVIE Martin Holland got a near-perfect replica of his old quake-wrecked heritage house. This is the new house, nearing completion.

Martin Holland stood his ground and got the near-perfect replica of his quake-smashed heritage mansion he wanted.

The 480 square metre, five-bedroom house is almost entirely new and almost exactly matches the 1913 home wrecked on February 22, 2011.

The rooms are the same dimensions as the old ones, even those with slightly odd shapes.

Every room is where it was originally – the kitchen out the back, the formal dinning room in the sunny front. The master bedroom never had an ensuite bathroom and still doesn’t.