Age catches up with 'old bones'

Last updated 05:00 03/04/2014

HOUSE OF MEMORIES: Rachel Kitto watches as her parents' house is demolished.

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Tired floors, old wiring, earthquake damage and more repairs than you can shake a stick at have led to the demolition of a much-loved Timaru house.

Owner Bev Wright said the 90-year-old house on the corner of Wai-iti Rd and Le Cren St was simply too old.

"I lived there for 33 years and I made some amazing memories. But it just got too expensive to live in. We had no indoor/outdoor flow, it was too hard to heat and it had old bones."

She and her husband Jeff considered buying another property to develop but could not find a suitable house.

"We will build two townhouses [and live in one]. One is already in the last stages of development and it is behind the one we pulled down," she said.

She could not be present at the time of demolition yesterday because it was too emotional, but her daughter, Rachel Kitto, filmed the event.

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- The Timaru Herald


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