"The former Paua House" Bluff Things to Do Tip by Kakapo2
Bluff Things to Do: 21 reviews and 29 photos
I do not know if the new owners of the Paua House have become sick of people photographing their home and congregating on the footpath in front of it.
Fact is that they have painted it with this dull purple colour, making the fresh and friendly white and turquoise look that had make Fred and Myrtle Flutey’s home stand out from the crowd disappear.
I have visited the reconstructed Paua House in Canterbury Museum so many times that I would have recognised it in any colour and any place.
I also knew that it was located on the waterfront, so it was no problem to spot it when walking along Marine Parade.
Some broken cladding on the low wall surrounding the garden revealed the turquoise colour underneath the purple.
If I tell you the house number – which is 258 – I do not reveal a secret because the Paua House is still listed as an attraction on the map of Bluff I got at the ferry terminal. They must have printed a lot of copies – or they forgot about it. Fred died on 31 December 2001…
The original living room in the reconstructed Paua House in Canterbury Museum opened in July 2008.
I really missed some hints in Bluff of the town honouring their most famous citizens. I surely would celebrate it.
Address: 258 Marine Parade, Bluff
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