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Inverlochy House
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Inverlochy House in 2014
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Location 3 Inverlochy Place, Te Aro, Wellington
Coordinates 41°17′37″S 174°46′12″E / 41.293705°S 174.770122°E / -41.293705; 174.770122
Current tenants Inverlochy Art School
Completed 1878
Owner New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Designated: 26 May 2006
Reference #: 1398

Inverlochy House (also known as Inverlochie House and Inverlochy Flats) is a historic building and art school in Wellington, New Zealand.

The house was originally built for the Wellingtonian councillor Kennedy Macdonald in 1878. When the estate was auctioned in 1893, due to Macdonald's bankruptcy, the building was described as having

14 rooms, 2 bathrooms, every modern convenience, water laid on, 2 conservatories, a vinery, a fernery, fowl house, wash house and offices, stable with 2 stalls and loose box, being in a salubrious and fashionable location, and an unrivalled family residence

20 January 1893, New Zealand Times

In 1980 the Williams Development Holdings Limited gifted Inverlochy House to the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts for the use of the Williams School of Art at Inverlochy Incorporated.

The building is classified as a Category 2 historic building by Heritage New Zealand.

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