As the team at Maree Hynes Interiors explains, gone are the days when curtains were insignificant background players, simply providing a physical barrier between us and the cold glass.
A gracious villa, surrounded by formal English-style gardens and tree-filled parklands, looks as though it has always been a part of the North Canterbury rural landscape. In fact, it was originally built in Christchurch. Current owners Jeremy Evans and Andrew Bain are proud to be the latest custodians of this fascinating centenarian.
When I met June and Stuart McLachlan in October last year to learn more about the daffodils on their Leeston farm, The Rowans, Stuart also mentioned Harts Creek, one of the main tributaries into Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. This waterway rises from springs on the family farm and flows southeast for approximately eight kilometres into the lake. It has its own tributary, Birdling’s Brook, also rising from springs but further to the east.