High-class branded features depict architect, Ian Burrow’s, houses. These features include turrets, connected pods with roofs that are high-pointy in shapes, porthole windows, multiple glazed ceilings, beams, and balconies that are physically exposed.
Because of these features, a house that Ian Burrow owns from the 1970’s is referred to as the ‘Noddy’ house. The “Noddy” house is one of the several houses Burrow owns that are located in Cobblestone Lane. A special council designation protects the houses that Burrow owns situated in this neighborhood. This protection gives these properties the ability to conserve the value of their architectural elements.
However, it’s worthy to note that the ‘Noddy’ house is unique in one aspect-it was architect Burrow’s own residence for quite some time, before it’s sold on the marketplace. Burrow and his family (i.e., the owners of the residential property) lived in the ‘Noddy’ house for 35 years. This residential tenure is longer than any other tenures of the same kind in the neighborhood where this house is located. Burrow raised a family that comprises of three children in the ‘Noddy’ house. The ‘Noddy’ house comprises of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
According to an article published in Stuff.co.nz, Wallace D’ Costa and Sophie Zhao from Barfoot & Thompson Birkenhead handle the marketplace listing for the ‘Noddy’ house. According to D’ Costa, the ‘Noddy’ house is a little deceiving looking when seen in pictures. Its size is 190 square meters, bigger in the indoor premises than it looks like from its exterior view.
D’ Costa further shares that Burrow and his family have been able to care for the house to keep it in good maintenance. What’s more, D’ Costa says the owners have put classy furniture on the ‘Noddy’ house, as well.
One of the members of the Burrow family is an avid gardener. This family member, thus, keeps the house’s outdoor living premises prettily landscaped. The outdoor living premises have a double-brick serpentine wall and a courtyard.
In the indoor premises of the ‘Noddy’ house, all of the notable features Ian Burrow has been known for are present. These features include the soaring ceiling, with exposed-looking beams and glazing in the open-plan living room part of the house.
The turret provides physical support on the spiral staircase that’s the pathway towards the two bedrooms and third bathroom on the upper part of the ‘Noddy’ house. This physical support equips the said staircase to be durable.