Well the tour is almost over and here is the final room, the kitchen found at the back of the house.
The chaise lounge covered in green velvet was a favourite piece of furniture in the Victorian era, perfect for an afternoon nap, and yet elegant.
The walls are lined with solid kauri board, but like the doors in the house, they have been painted with a wood grain effect to give the look of English Oak.
One of the things I love about the house are the eclectic personal items from the 20th century, mixed in with the 19th century items. This little door stop with its bright yellow knitted poodle cover is one of those pieces and it brightens the room.
The house had a live in caretaker for over 30 years, after Elva died. The kitchen was adapted for this purpose, and has more modern appliances than any other room in the house.
The large teapot on the bench is made from a kerosene tin, and shows that wonderful kiwi ingenuity that adapts old items to new uses when times are tough. So my historical darlings I hope you enjoyed a glimpse inside the Brain-Watkins House, as once more we pull down the blinds and say bye for now.