NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

Whanganui is: A lovely city. It’s got all the in­fra­struc­ture of a city but not all the peo­ple and it has the cul­ture, the heritage, the beau­ti­ful big old houses. And I’ve no­ticed a real sense of to­geth­er­ness down here. (Gerry)

We have jus­ti­fied buying a big­ger house: Be­cause it means there is plenty of room for our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren to visit. (Judie)

Liv­ing with four pets means: I love nice things but the an­i­mals very much have to be able to live in the house as well. I’m not fussy about any­thing ex­cept they’re not al­lowed up on the beds. Well, most of the time they’re not. (Judie)

I have counted: Thir­teen mir­rors in the house. I think there are more chan­de­liers than that. (Judie)

We had a visit: From a gen­tle­man whose Ir­ish-born grand­par­ents lived in the house in the 1940s. He sent us pho­tos of the house and told us it was called Kil­more. We’ve re­in­stated the name on the gate. (Judie) Gerry Hardie & Judie Smith

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