The future of Auckland’s Carlile House remains in limbo, after Auckland Council rejected an offer to be given the 134-year-old building for free so it can be restored, Stuff reports. In the past, Carlile House on Grey Lynn’s Richmond Rd has served as an orphanage, a headquarters for evangelical Christians, a remand house, a secondary school and a hostel for Tongan workers. However, the two-storey brick building, recognised by Heritage New Zealand as a category one historic place, has fallen into disarray over the past 40 years, with warped roof railings, crumbling tiles and exposed roof cavities.