Restoration and Preservation

The house exterior

The McCahon House Trust is committed to preserving the McCahon House, and as far as practicable has restored it's 1950s appearance and character.

This enables the building to stand as a testament to Colin McCahon during these vital years of his career both as teacher and artist and provide a living record of how he and his family lived during an era which is rapidly becoming remote from contemporary experience and understanding.


Conservation Plan 2003

Conservation Plan McCahon House 67 Otitori Bay Road Titirangi for Waitakere City Council and McCahon House Trust

Graeme Burgess. Burgess and Treep Architects

Research: Tania Mace. Historian



Introduction and Methodology

Part One: Cultural Significance

The Development of Titirangi as a suburb

Colin McCahon - the Titirangi years

After McCahon


Description of the House at 67 Otitori Bay Road

Assessment of Heritage Value

Statement of Cultural Significance

Part Two: Conservation Policy


Guiding Conservation Principles

Implementation of Conservation Policy

Summary of Conservation Policies