Fletcher House, Dunedin

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Fletcher House is a historic house at Broad Bay on Otago Peninsula, part of the New Zealand city of Dunedin. The house was one of the first to be built by Sir James Fletcher, the founder of one of New Zealand's biggest companies, Fletcher Construction. The house is located at 727 Portobello Road, Broad Bay, on a promontory overlooking nearby Turnbulls Bay. The property is managed by the Otago Peninsula Trust, with the help of financial support from the Fletcher Trust. It is the only fully restored and furnished Edwardian house of its type in New Zealand.
A typical Edwardian house, it was built in 1909 for local postmaster Hubert Green and his new wife Agnes. As Broad Bay was a popular holiday spot for wealthier Dunedinites, Fletcher's reputation quickly spread, and his company grew as a result.
In December 1990 Fletcher Challenge bought and restored the villa to its former glory with help from Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. The house is now open to the public, and is listed as a Category II historic place by Heritage New Zealand. It is one of several historic homes open to the public in the vicinity, among them Larnach Castle and Glenfalloch.
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  • Fletcher House is a beautifully restored Edwardian ‘Treasure’. We thoroughly enjoyed our very informative visit, the guided tour gives a personal touch to the houses history, lives of James Fletcher....  more
    Fletcher House is a beautifully restored Edwardian ‘Treasure’. We thoroughly enjoyed our very informative visit, the guided tour gives a personal touch to the houses history, lives of James Fletcher....  more »
  • Heritage Alive! New Zealand's only fully restored and furnished Edwardian villa built in 1909 by Sir James Fletcher. Founder of Fletcher Construction Company Ltd. Fletcher House has been fully... 
    Heritage Alive! New Zealand's only fully restored and furnished Edwardian villa built in 1909 by Sir James Fletcher. Founder of Fletcher Construction Company Ltd. Fletcher House has been fully...  more »
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  • Amazing place. You get to experience a house during the Edwardian era (although there are elements of Victorian elements). You get to learn about the history of the place and insights about the Fletcher family. If you aren't aware or if you are like me an international living in NZ - Fletcher is a very popular construction company here Personally I enjoyed the tour. You'll spend about an hour or two here. Looking through things. It's a blast from the past
  • The old building is worth to visit. Thanks Kathy, She spent around two hours to show us the history of our NZ and take the memory back to Scotland, and lots of interesting reasons behind the building and the things.

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