‘Most difficult’ house to sell

 

PHOTO: HARCOURTS – This derelict Hurst Seager-designed house in The Spur in Sumner has sold under the hammer after ‘very active’ bidding.

Even significant architectural gems will fall into extreme disrepair when abandoned, and that’s what happened to a historical Hurst Seager house on The Spur in Sumner, Christchurch.

But this house, in the model garden suburb created by architect Samuel Hurst Seager in 1914, has had a reprieve, of sorts. It was sold at auction last week to a local resident who has yet to make a decision about whether to restore the property or demolish it.

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