Taking a visit to McCahon House
Last year Dixon Wild visited the McCahon House. The house sits amongst native New Zealand bush in the leafy suburb of Titirangi. It provides an insight into how the artist Colin McCahon lived when he moved to Auckland from the South Island.
McCahon lived in the house with his wife and children from 1953-1960. The area provided great inspiration for him. Much of his work during this time depicted the native Titirangi bush.
McCahon House from the street. A winding path leads the visitor down to the house.
McCahon’s studio, nestled amongst the trees. This view no doubt influenced some of McCahon’s Titirangi paintings.
McCahon House is a modest home; consisting of a kitchen, living space and bedroom.
View of the kitchen.
The house has a delightful outlook of the bush from most rooms, below shows the view from the living room.
View from the living room, where McCahon enjoyed entertaining his guests. The living room today is stored with information and history about McCahon and his art.
View of the Titirangi bush. The trees around the house were much smaller when Mccahon and his family lived here.
An outdoor path leads under the house and bathroom. The guide said McCahon’s kids would sleep outside in this area!
McCahon House is well worth the visit if you enjoy his art!