Vandervis family residence #HistoricHeritage

Lee Vandervis [leevandervis.wordpress.com] BWOn Dunedin TV tonight, newspaper editor Murray Kirkness mentioned the upcoming feature on Lee Vandervis’s beautiful historic home in Roslyn, written by Kim Dungey.

Read the weekend Mix at Otago Daily Times.

Vandervis residence BW [google street view] 1.1

Updated post 6.10.14 at 3.20 p.m.

### ODT Online Mon, 6 Oct 2014
Home & Garden
Labour of love
By Kim Dungey
Home ownership is not usually about daring physical feats but nobody’s told outspoken city councillor Lee Vandervis. Lee Vandervis was 15m above ground, spreadeagled over the peak of his roof. Moments earlier, he’d climbed out of the house on to the slate tiles and crawled along the ridging to repair and rewire a floodlight. The operation he admits was a “bit dodgy” was also typical of the boots-and-all approach Vandervis has taken to the restoration of his Roslyn home, built in the late 1890s for Otago Medical School dean John Halliday Scott.
Read more + Photos by Stephen Jaquiery

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

*Image: Vandervis residence via Google Street View (tweaked by whatifdunedin)

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3 responses to “Vandervis family residence #HistoricHeritage

  1. Well it is definitely quite tweaked, yes we can see that! Anyway what’s to comment on and what value judgements are being offered here?

    • Elizabeth

      raymac97, tweaked to black and white only with vignette added.
      No value judgement from me, other than full admiration and praise to Lee for his staggering enthusiasm and hands-on building skills applied to the character restoration of this fabulous Dunedin house, for his family home. Black and white, to match this portrait I have on file.

      Was lucky enough to get a private tour not so long ago. Can’t wait to read Kim’s take on it.

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