Christchurch’s graffiti house draws a crowd

A last hurrah: 38 Cranford Street gets covered in street art before its impending demolition.

A last hurrah: 38 Cranford Street gets covered in street art before its impending demolition.

One of the things I love the most about our city’s rebuild is this new burst of creativity that we see all around town – Gap Filler’s quirky installations in CBD, the stunning wall murals by local artists, the clever work by Scape Public Art, the list goes on… There’s just something incredibly refreshing about it all, and it gets me rather hopeful of what our re-engergised and redeveloped city is soon going to look like.

In a similar vein, St Albans homeowner Ren Bell has had his soon to be demolished bungalow made over completely in street art.

Upwards of 25,000 people have toured the house, with a local band even filming their debut music video there.

The home is to be demolished at the end of the week, but plans are already underway for another graffiti house.

While I wouldn’t recommend this type of interior/exterior design if you’re looking to sell, it’s certainly a clever way to see off your old property before it’s reduced to a pile of rubble!

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