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The Duke

In 2010, the client approached Salmond Reed Architects to design a sympathetic double-storey verandah on the seaside front of this well-known Northland establishment. In 2017 construction took place. Great things sometimes do take time.

  • Verandahs
  • Ornamentation
  • Colonial
  • Hospitality

The Duke of Marlborough began its life in 1827 as “Johnny Johnston’s Grog Shop”. The owner Johnny Johnston was an ex-convict come good, he became fluent in Te Reo and was very well regarded with the local Maori.

Fast forward to today and the Duke is a thriving hospitality enterprise having recently completed Stage 1 of a two-stage building redevelopment.

Stage 1 saw the removal of a tired, prosaic single-storey covered deck and the construction of a much grander and elegantly proportioned double-storey verandah. A feature of this is the gable-ended form clearly marking the central entrance into the hotel.

Stage 2 is a larger project, including the addition of some 13 guest rooms and associated services to the rear of the site and will be completed for the 2018/19 summer season.

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