Open to the public with a cafe and shop on site the premises is home to a regular rotating exhibitions of new and emerging works. Designed by architects Edward and Thomas Mahoney, the Homestead was the largest house in the Auckland province at the time. A picturesque farm landscape, including a series of gardens and tree lined driveways, was developed around the Homestead, the remnants of which can still be seen. The park today has one of the finest collections of large and rare exotic trees in Auckland and enjoys views that include the Manukau Harbour, One Tree Hill and the Waitakere Ranges. The Homestead itself remains largely as it was built, with almost all of its original door and window joinery, elaborate ceiling roses, parquet floors and marble fireplaces intact. At various times it has served as an orphanage, novitiate house, boarding school and, more recently, emergency housing. Source Wallace Arts Centre history.
Wallace Arts Centre, Pah Homestead forms part of the heritage landscape of Auckland, learn more about Heritage buildings in Auckland.
For more information about heritage walks and places to go consult Amazing Auckland travel guide.