Chevening Flats

90 Salamanca Rd
Kelburn, Wellington
An early Wellington luxury apartment block (1928) built of reinforced concrete. There is one flat on each floor. The architect was Llewellyn E Williams.

The flats have been earthquake strengthened and the interiors meticulously restored to the original 1920s style under the guidance of their owner Susan Price. They are used by Victoria University for distinguished visitors.

Chevening was built for Emma Margaret Rainforth who was a senior maths teacher at Wellington Girls’ College. The building has recently been placed on its heritage register by the Historic Places Trust.

There is no traceable link but in England Chevening House, is a large country house in Kent, in south east England. It is an official residence of the Foreign Secretary.
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  • Chevening Flats
    Chevening Flats
  • Susan Price
    Susan Price
  • All rooms including the bed rooms have been furnished with furniture of the period.
    All rooms including the bed rooms have been furnished with furniture of the period.
  • Rimu kitchen cabinetry has been meticulously restored.
    Rimu kitchen cabinetry has been meticulously restored.
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