As seen on Grand Design, The Britten Stables has a phenomenally rich history. For the full story enjoy the book, written by Nathan Monk, designed by Relic Books. The first edition is limited to 400 books. Half of these have already sold, order now to secure your copy.
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Born in 1950, John was a New Zealand designer and engineer most known for his world-record-setting motorcycle, the Britten V1000. Growing up in mid-20th century New Zealand, John was not short of inspiration for the ideas that he would construct into his own legacy. Throughout his teenage years, John began to develop and refine his famous design and engineering skills.
He ambitiously converted the former Mona Vale horse stables into his home and workshop in the 1980s.
An amazing challenge to protect historical legacy
When the house was severely damaged in Canterbury’s 2011 earthquakes, a decision had to be made regarding the Stable’s future. John’s eldest daughter, Isabelle, and her husband Tim, share their emotional renovation journey, how they stayed true to John’s vision and how they made The Stables their own.
If you enjoyed Chris Moller's show Grand Design about the renovation of the Britten Stables you'll love the book that goes deeper into the details of this magnificent project.