The Old Stone House in Cracroft has been restored and strengthened at a cost of $2 million dollars. The house was built in 1870 by Sir John Cracroft Wilson as accommodation for his workers on the Cashmere estate. According to the building plaque (below), many of these workers were some of the earliest Indian families to settle in Christchurch.
If you are keen for a look inside the building, there will be an open day for the public on February the 17th from 1.30pm. You can learn more at https://cccgovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/the-council/future-projects/heritage/old-stone-house/