the house butterfly…


21/06/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Butterfly house

It may have been just a “New Zealand thing”, but do you remember the ’70s (or earlier) trend of featuring a very large butterfly on the exterior of a house? It was a hugely popular architectural “feature” when I was young and probably appeared around the same time as the set of three flying ducks on the wall.

I recently spied this home (just a couple of minute’s drive from where we live). The owners must be nostalgic or artistic or slightly quirky (or all three), as – lo and behold – there was the butterfly!

Perhaps the trend is coming around again…or perhaps we can kickstart it ourselves. Go on…find yourself a house butterfly today. You know you want one!


2 thoughts on “the house butterfly…

  1. Anonymous says:

    where would one buy one from it would be great on our vila

  2. Sarah says:

    Good question! 30 years ago I could have suggested a retailer…these days I have no idea!

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