Mountfort Architectural Plan: Hemingford Cottage, Governor's Bay, 1852

Benjamin Mountfort
One sketch of "Rosemary Cottage, Ohinetahi", Glen Godley, Governor's Bay, by Benjamin Mountfort for Christopher A. Calvert, Esq, 1852.
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Known today as Ohinetahi, the house was once known as Rosemary Cottage. Like the house, the area was also renamed. Once known as Hemingford, the area is now called Governors Bay. Ohinetahi/Rosemary Cottage is reputed to be the first commission Mountfort accepted following his arrival in Canterbury in 1850. The cottage was built by Christopher A Calvert in 1851-1852 shortly after Calvert's arrival in Christchurch. The building was expanded over time. Ohinetahi is known for its garden. Sir Miles Warren, his sister Pauline Trengrove and her husband John Trengrove began restoring the house in the garden in 1977 when Warren bought the property. The garden features architectural fragments and modern sculpture in amongst the plants. The house itself received extensive damage after the September 2010 earthquake. Repairs began shortly afterwards. Both the house and the garden were gifted to New Zealand in 2012.
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