This abandoned and unloved house has been the topic of many a conversation over the years that I’ve lived next to it. To many of us in the neighbourhood it’s a convenient landmark (“do you know the haunted house? We’re a couple of hundred metres past there … “) while to others it’s an eyesore. Despite being directly opposite Stonehenge Aotearoa, the house may well be the most photographed relic in the Wairarapa.
This is a lovely little painting of the house in 2004 by Tracy Puklowski, who was then the Director of our local Wairarapa art museum, Aratoi.