Nick Horton - Luxury Property Specialist

Nick Horton has been a property consultant since 1999. Since then he has developed a strong knowledge of the luxury property market throughout New Zealand. Networks across New Zealand and around the globe ensure Nick's properties are widely exposed. He has been involved with an impressive number of international real estate transactions. Having an intimate knowledge of the overseas investment process and the investment immigration options available, Nick offers clients unrivalled insight. Showcasing Queenstown to the world, Nick has hosted a number of tours throughout New Zealand and has helped clients with their integration into the country.

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On this one year anniversary of both the sale of our former house and the purchase of our new home, we wanted to thank you Nick for the outstanding and "above and beyond" service that you provided for us in both of these transactions. The knowledgeable and professional guidance that you provided in the pricing, advertising and marketing of the property that we had for sale as well as the highly qualified and pre-vetted potential buyers that you presented, gave us a strong sense of confidence during the selling period. Even though we were approached by several other real estate firms both prior to, and during our listing period, it never occurred to us to change our strategy away from your firm due to the confidence, service and experience that you exhibited on our behalf during the entire process. Once the sales transaction was imminent, your expert advice, industry knowledge and direction in locating another house that was truly suitable for our needs and desires was superb. On this one year anniversary we can truly say that the integrity and forthright assistance that you provided for us made, what could have been a very stressful time, a period of smooth transition in our lives. Again, we thank you for the very professional guidance that you provided and sincerely appreciate your expert advice in all matters of the sale and purchase arrangements.

Properties

27 Forestlines Rise, Queenstown

Land

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/0KHxxNLpvDs" link_text="Video"] Panoramic alpine outlooks set the scene for the construction of a home that inspires residents to take time away from a busy lifestyle. Horizons of craggy mountaintops, sun-bathed hillsides and azure waters will fill the days with an invitation to explore. 7,269 square metres of land allows for privacy, and a building platform of approximately 1,050 square metres offers plenty of scope for an expansive residence. The elevation of the site and front-row position grant an infinity aspect to the land, with Lake Wakatipu seemingly reaching out into the distance. Gently contoured across two terraces, there’s potential for a two-story home to take advantage of the views. Earthworks have been completed to assist with the vision of what could be. A seven kilometre lakeside drive to Queenstown’s attractions and dining options, it’s convenient to town yet far enough away to feel like a real escape. The beaches of Sunshine Bay and Wilson Bay are a short drive away, as is the winding road into the serenity of Moke Lake and its soaring encircling peaks. A secure gated development of just twelve properties, the Forestlines enclave is set within a native bush environment with views to The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peaks and Mount Nicholas. Recent high value sales and the establishment of premium homes nearby have set a benchmark for the community. 27 Forestlines Rise benefits from a location at the end of a cul-de-sac, adding another layer of peace and privacy. The management of this boutique subdivision is undertaken by the Forestlines Service Company, providing for full upkeep of the common areas and maintenance of the infrastructure. Boundaries are indicative only.

59 Mountain View Road, Queenstown

House

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/Tpq2Suc33g8" link_text="Video"] Upon arrival, a tree lined driveway meanders down to the centre of an outstanding three hectare parcel of premium Queenstown land. Expansive views of the Remarkables to the south and Coronet Peak to the north greet residents and visitors. The main residence is constructed of cedar and schist with large windows that frame the enticing panoramic outlooks. The design centres around an open plan kitchen and dining area, which opens to the north facing decks and courtyard complete with outdoor fire pit and pizza oven. A two-sided open fire adds ambience and warmth to both the lounge and formal entrance. The master suite is located in the eastern wing of the home and features a generous ensuite, ample wardrobe space and stunning vistas. This wing has a large media room which also opens to the outdoor entertainment hub and expansive lawns. The western wing of the home encompasses four more bedrooms, three of them opening north to a sun-bathed veranda and lawns. This wing sits above the extra-large four bay garage with internal access and has a built in homework station which can also be used as a second office. Adding a layer of flexibility and convenience to owners, the jewel in the crown is a cosy two bedroom guest cottage with kitchen, bar and wood burner. An authentic terracotta brick courtyard to the north of the cottage looks out over the tennis court and an attractive row of stately willow trees. The buildings are connected by a garden path however the cottage has a separate entrance and can be completely independent if rented out. Council zoning allows for an average lot size of one hectare, creating provision for future subdivision (subject to consent), and there are two suitable paddocks, one to the north and one to the south of the current buildings. On balance this property represents an excellent investment with good potential to add value by enhancing the landscaping on the future development land.

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Helms Court, Arrowtown

Apartment / Townhouse

Light-filled interiors welcome guests and residents to a home that delivers so much in space, flexibility, and value. Positioned at the end of a peaceful leafy cul-de-sac, it’s a gentle stroll to the local school and the delightful eateries and riverside walks dotted about Arrowtown’s village centre. Craft a lifestyle to take advantage of the unique layout. Downstairs the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home can be enjoyed independently of the upstairs spaces. Gather family and friends in the heart of the home to entertain, with dual living areas stepping seamlessly out to a sun-bathed patio. The upper-level hosts two elegantly appointed large bedrooms, each with ensuite, ample storage and sitting area. Invite extended family and friends to stay or consider the opportunity to generate income whilst maintaining privacy. Schist feature landscaping offers a nod to the home’s alpine surroundings, with a beautifully sunny courtyard area that has enticing spaces to dine alfresco, with a recently installed louvred roof to offer shade and shelter. Solid concrete poly bock construction gives security for the future. Thoughtful recent renovations have left nothing to be taken care of. Quality has been prioritised, with smart window dressings, pure wool carpets and multiple new fixtures, all designed to update the home whilst remaining true to the original tasteful aesthetic. Not only handy to Arrowtown village, it's also a short drive to the area's renowned golf courses and the superb dining options at nearby Ayrburn and Amisfield. Covering 278 square metres of interior space, the functional and generous home is completed by double garaging and off-street parking.

Marshall Cottage, Lake Hayes

House

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/KlvAnXsZIIg" link_text="Video"] Turn the page to a new chapter of your story with a uniquely Queenstown property. The 1.36 hectare lakefront landholding showcases heritage dating back to the 1860’s which melds with the desirability of contemporary lakeside living. The future for the property is set to be as rich as the past, with considerable potential for additional development.   An iconic and much-admired feature at the western end of Lake Hayes, the two storey stone cottage was constructed circa 1865 during the gold rush era and has been updated throughout the decades since. Encircled by mature gardens, the picture-perfect cottage is suffused with the area’s farming history whilst being just five minutes’ drive to Arrowtown and approximately twenty minutes’ drive to the heart of Queenstown.   The home encompasses three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with schist walls and interior features that pay homage to the cosy ambience of yesteryear. The spectacular location takes full advantage of the lake and mountain panoramas and surrounding countryside. The land is adjacent to a stunning, birdlife-rich wetlands area and an 8km lakeside walking/cycling track which forms part of the Te Araroa trail.   The opportunity now exists to take the property to the next level through additional development, and potentially subdivision (subject to approval). Resource consent has been granted (and stage 1 enacted) for plans for an 660 square metre footprint (972 square metre building). The concept plans are designed to be sympathetic to the site’s heritage yet with modern comfort a priority. The scope for the site is extensive and will scale according to requirements.    Full information is available on the past, the present and the future opportunities for this incredibly rare offering.   Boundaries on images are indicative only,

Unparalleled luxury living – Binnie Street, Paihia

House

Escape to paradise and celebrate the convenience of the ultimate luxury lock-up-and-leave nestled in the heart of the Bay of Islands. With panoramic views across azure waters from Russell to Okiato, you will be captivated by the ever-changing views as craft of all descriptions make their way to and from our world-famous cruising and fishing grounds. Situated between central Paihia and the Opua Marina and originally built in 2006, our vendors undertook a major refurbishment in 2021 with little expense spared, from the copper roofing to the stunning contemporary interior design. Established on a solid foundation of concrete block and with Linea cladding, there are three bedrooms downstairs and two ensuites (one ensuite is shared by two bedrooms).  The Master bedroom upstairs has an ensuite too, plus, a powder room for visitors. Storage here is plentiful on both levels and the double garage has internal entry plus laundry. Step inside to discover a sanctuary of sophistication and timeless elegance adorned with bespoke fittings and fixtures that exude opulence. A high-stud central living space serves as the ultimate family hub with a designer kitchen seamlessly integrating into open-plan living and dining areas. Enjoy al fresco dining on the entertaining decks overlooking landscaped gardens with mature natives and Nikau palms, and unobstructed views over the waterfront reserve. Get in touch now to find out how you can secure this unparalleled luxury lifestyle opportunity in the Bay of Islands.

Baird Lane, Queenstown

House

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/sBgexErrg_g?si=zoqwJSRqlhXN1GQE" link_text="Video"] Black Cottage at Bendemeer is an architectural villa set in a private location in the hills above Lake Hayes near Arrowtown. The timeless design sits naturally in the exquisitely landscaped contours with established gardens, an orchard and a resort-like fire pit on the front lawn. Building materials are of the highest quality with oversize cedar cladding and wooden joinery throughout. Solid timber floors and Italian tiles set the tone inside with the very best door hardware and finishes. The generous master bedroom in the main cottage has a luxurious en-suite and garden views, with a guest mezzanine also located in that building. The third bedroom and mezzanine are in a separate building and has a nicely appointed en-suite. A multi-use loft above the garage which could be used as an artist’s studio or hobby room is lined with band sawn macrocarpa, matching the garage and underlining the quality seen throughout every aspect of this stunning home. Investing at Bendemeer goes far beyond your own boundaries with shared common grounds featuring idyllic ponds, walking tracks, a tennis court and the award-winning Lakeside Pavilion, complete with entertainment deck and jetty. Delectable dining options nearby include Amisfield and the recently-opened Ayrburn, inviting residents to sample locally-sourced cuisine and the district’s renowned wines. All this luxury living and privacy is just 7 kms to Arrowtown, 16 kms to downtown Queenstown, 11 kms from the International Airport and a stone's throw away from three ski resorts and three world renowned golf courses.

12 Forestlines Rise, Queenstown

Land

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/xyyZhNlIhOM?si=ZX8DXwXfEIwDkehr" link_text="Video"] The aspirational alpine setting of this unique landholding creates a wealth of opportunities for residents to be immersed in the outdoor lifestyle. Spread across over three hectares, the enticing combination of tranquillity and extreme privacy will attract construction of a home that reflects its magnificent surroundings. A tightly held secure gated development of just twelve properties, the Forestlines enclave is set within a native bush environment with panoramic outlooks to Cecil and Walter Peaks. Lot 12 is the most elevated and private within the community which affords it awe-inspiring commanding views. Acclaimed boutique 'Matakauri Lodge' is located just a few minutes’ drive away, with its luxury villas enjoying similar privacy and outlooks to this special site.  Full services to the site and a cleared building area of 1,890 square metres allow vision and imagination to take flight in the design of a home with lake and mountain backdrops for each moment of the day. An eight metre building height above existing ground level offers plenty of scope.  Famed architect ‘Eliska Lewis’ has developed concept plans for a striking, glass-fronted multi-level approx. 483 square metre home designed to maximise the eight metre high building allowance and work with the site’s natural contours to amplify the views. Create a bolthole for your family in a place that’s both uniquely beautiful and proven to have global appeal as a safe and secure destination.    Make memories in this natural playground; escape to a place where day-to-day life feels a world away, yet you’re just 6.5km to Queenstown Bay, with its thriving restaurant scene and array of leisure options.  Property management is undertaken by the Forestlines Service Company, providing for full upkeep of the common areas and maintenance of the infrastructure. Boundaries are indicative only.

16 Advance Terrace, Arrowtown

House

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/zMVaJidqz7Y?si=I4RhX5ja3R_k3BAR" link_text="Video"] This exquisite four-bedroom residence commands a prime location on Arrowtown's prestigious southern ridge-line, offering spectacular views overlooking The Hills Golf Course and the Wakatipu Basin. The highly engineered architectural home has been crafted using premium quality materials and fittings and has solar efficiency for its heating and smart house systems. The meticulously landscaped "easy-care" property, providing both privacy and convenience, makes it ideal for use as either a vacation retreat or a full-time residence. The entrance level welcomes you with an open-concept kitchen, living and dining area, flooded with natural light. Sliding doors lead to a spacious west-facing balcony, whilst a private internal courtyard beckons to the north-east. The modern kitchen boasts a striking marble countertop as its centrepiece, and a concealed door reveals a well-appointed scullery. The sheltered courtyard houses a spa pool and dining space, while the balcony offers a seating area, perfect for enjoying an afternoon drink while taking in the stunning views. The warm afternoon sun bathes this elegant home in a captivating glow, illuminating the ever-changing landscape. On this level, you'll find the master bedroom, generously sized and complete with an en-suite bathroom, along with another bedroom that has its own separate bathroom. Descending to the lower level, two additional bedrooms await, with the larger one featuring a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, while the other utilises a separate bathroom just across the hall. A cosy media room provides an ideal hideaway for movie nights, and there's also an in-house gym with a sauna and bathroom that could easily be converted into yet another en-suite bedroom. Conveniently situated for quick access to Arrowtown's amenities yet distanced enough to relish the tranquility of a close-knit community, its exceptional location seamlessly combines the best of both worlds.

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2 Ayrshire Lane, Queenstown

House

A desirable address is just the beginning with this picture-perfect home and cottage on 1.02 hectares of premium land. Enhanced by attractive landscaping and plantings, the private and secluded land has a park-like feel and is a haven for birdlife. The primary residence plays host to a large three bedroom floor plan, complete with open plan living area, library/media room and office. The master suite is a sanctuary for owners, with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and spa, facing north to Coronet Peak. Two other bedrooms share a family bathroom and superb views. A separate building houses a warm self-contained fully furnished two bedroom apartment, (approved for multi-use), sharing the same breath-taking unobscured alpine views  as the main house. It’s perfect for extended family, friends or a studio setup. Offering a near-new build with spacious layout, the home is the ideal place to gather family and friends to entertain. High quality materials create a warm ambiance, amplified by the roaring log fire and automated central heating to keep the home comfortable through every Queenstown season. The airy, bright interior contrasts beautifully with the richness of larch timber, with rooms thoughtfully positioned to maximise the year-round sun and incredible outlooks. The landscaping is thoughtfully designed for easy maintenance, characterised by flat terrain and a sheltered aspect that facilitates convenient outdoor living. A well organised vegetable garden, glasshouse and orchard provide an array of delicious produce throughout the growing season. Dual water supplies and in-ground irrigation keep the property verdant throughout the year. Pre-approval is in place for an onsite tennis court. A truly unique and exceptional opportunity  offering a tranquil environment that’s conveniently central to life’s vital amenities and Queenstown’s renowned golfing, skiing and sporting adventures.

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The Elms Penthouse, Lake Hayes

Apartment / Townhouse

Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/ZXyhG-YKp1Y" link_text="Video"] Private and elevated above the shores of Lake Hayes ‘The Elms’ re-defines lakefront living in Queenstown and the penthouse boasts the most elevated and panoramic views of the three residences. The three bedroom home has been luxuriously finished to the highest standards spanning a floor area of over 500 square metres with a very generous stud height. The open plan living area delivers full lake frontage opening to a large balcony which features an outdoor fire, casual seating area and outdoor dining table that all take in the stunning views. The kitchen and dining areas are connected to the lounge with a double sided indoor fireplace and separate media space. A very well appointed master bedroom with lake views and a walk-in wardrobe enjoys the world class outlook while two other guest rooms similar in size open to private balconies and have luxurious en-suites. Temperature is controlled by underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout, and a large garage with two allocated parks and private storage provides access to the entrance lobby and grand staircase leading up to the living spaces. This property has Visitor Accommodation (VA) consent allowing for 365 days a year short term rental opportunity so the purchase price can be zero rated in a sale to a GST registered entity.

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11 Closeburn Station, Queenstown

House

Closeburn Station, one of New Zealand's most unique lifestyle communities, lies only a 9 kilometre drive to central Queenstown. Owners enjoy a 1/27th share in the private 1,000 hectare station that features three additional lakes, multiple back country huts, a horse arena, tennis court and other outdoor activities. Dramatic day and night, 11 Closeburn Station is a captivating and sophisticated alpine sanctuary that stands with the best of all New Zealand property. Hand hewn schist walls with soaring Tasmanian Oak beams and trusses over finished French Oak floors create an unparalleled intimate home of rugged yet refined elegance, befitting of the spectacular lake and mountain views it commands. The centrally located kitchen is exquisitely scaled around impressive solid granite bench tops and the finest quality appliances and joinery throughout.The master suite occupies it's own wing, including a strikingly beautiful fireplace and is positioned to maximize captivating views to the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu. It flows seamlessly through two walk through wardrobes, a spa bath and sauna. Three guest bedrooms each have their own luxury ensuite, walk-in wardrobe, and either a private balcony or ground floor outdoor access. All are carefully positioned to enjoy stunning views of the mountains and lake. The lower level has a kitchenette, media room and gym, creating a superb potentially self contained suite. Finally, two crowning features separate this home from the rest; a loggia with open fireplace (one of four) and barbeque kitchen for alfresco dining looking directly over Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks, and an exquisitely paneled library with views through large glazed doors into a temperature controlled wine cellar, both completing this special and enchanting 800 plus square metre home.

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122 Slope Hill Road, Queenstown

House

Set on a stunning parcel of Queenstown's premium countryside is a property that gets the best of both worlds. The 8,000 square metres of land is a manageable size with manicured grounds and beautiful mature trees while being surrounded by much larger parcels, effectively achieving the same privacy without the land management. The location is well away from main roads ensuring a quiet country feel and directly adjoins the Queenstown Trail Trust network. There are two fully independent dwellings connected by a covered walkway forming this comprehensive rural retreat which blends effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. The newer main house of 250 square metres has a spacious open plan living and dining room which open to the north and west capturing expansive panoramic mountain views and enjoys dramatic sunsets throughout the year. Connected to the main living is a separate media room with log burner - a favourite snug for those winter days. The very well appointed master suite has a dressing room, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with a designer bath and two other bedrooms share a substantial en-suited bathroom. The original 204 square metre building has its own living and dining area, kitchenette and two en-suited bedrooms upstairs plus a laundry, bunk room and three bay garage downstairs. There are two courtyards both with outdoor fires and seating areas and the property enjoys long sunlight hours creating a great home for entertaining. Overall a fantastic example of an established landscaped rural estate offering many different living options and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

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204 Tucker Beach Road, Queenstown

House

When you find a home that has been on the front cover of four different magazines and has won an architectural design award you know it must be special. Completely hidden from the road its entrance is understated but seductive drawing you down the driveway as the home emerges beside the Shotover River surrounded by mature landscaping. Formed paths through the carefully landscaped grounds are in place providing access to the entire nine acres and creating an enjoyable private walk soaking in the amazing surrounds. The contemporary architectural home is centred around a living area that opens to a horizon swimming pool and deck area and a sea of green trees with the river flowing gently below. The open plan kitchen is extremely functional with its scullery and built in appliances and is well connected to the dining table, wine cellar, TV snug room and sheltered BBQ courtyard with a waterfall backdrop. The owners retreat part of the home consumes the entire eastern wing and offers every luxury required for modern living. Guests are well catered for with a three-bedroom wing to the west that has one en-suite and a generous separate bathroom for the other two bedrooms to share. Further accommodation options are in abundance with plenty of room to either extend or build a separate guesthouse (subject to council approval). All this luxury living and privacy just ten minutes drive from the international airport and five minutes drive from the supermarket make for a package that truly deserves it's numerous landscaping and design awards.

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25 Mooney Road, Queenstown

House

Situated on an elevated, private and sunny 5,260 square metres with expansive views of Coronet Peak this unique home and studio of 335 square metres was designed for easy living and entertaining. Built in 2005 the architectural theme was an original stone building with extra buildings added on over the years while passing from generation to generation. Original materials and fittings sourced from Central Otago and beyond are matched with modern comforts of double glazing and underfloor heating creating an authentic experience. This effect has been implemented to painstaking detail and gives the interiors a feel of timeless quality. A master bedroom with en-suite and walk in wardrobe are joined by two bedrooms which share a large main bathroom with sunken spa-bath. Two living rooms, a chefs kitchen with scullery, dining room, multi-functional mezzanine and subterranean wine cellar complete the floor-plan. A two car garage and attached newly renovated studio with en-suite, and a wood and bike shed are all in keeping with the rustic look. Stone and cedar cladding outside and high quality timber joinery give a romantic alpine feel. Multiple options for outdoor entertaining include an open fireplace within a stone walled sitting area and a large north facing outdoor lounge and dining courtyard. Landscaped for easy care with a large flat lawn and located at one of Queenstown’s most desirable addresses this is a unique opportunity. Approximately seven kilometres to Arrowtown or the base of Coronet and only fifteen kilometres to downtown Queenstown.

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27 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Lake Hayes

Waterfront / Water View

Designed by Dravitzki Brown this contemporary Queenstown home has the flexibility to meet the requirements of varying family criteria with ease. The home spans five bedrooms which can be split into a three bedroom, three bathroom main house and a two bedroom, one bathroom suite with its own access and lounge. A separate building is currently being used as a design studio, which is perfect for a home office or games room. The well appointed modern kitchen connects to an open plan living room and wrap around decks on the top floor, while downstairs the bedrooms also have a private lounge or media room. A generous double garage provides internal access to the home is carpeted and has plenty of storage space. With sweeping views of Lake Hayes and Coronet Peak from almost every room and an elevated northerly aspect the house enjoys long sunshine hours throughout the year. Two log burners allow the well insulated home to stay cosy and warm during winter months. The fully landscaped section is low maintenance, has excellent off-street parking, a lush front lawn and some lovely mature trees. The handy location is only a few minutes walk from Amisfield Winery and a short drive to Akarua Winery, Arrowtown and Millbrook Resort. Legal access takes you down a formed track to the 8km trail around Lake Hayes for cycling and walking or water sports on the lake. That track connects to the ever growing network of cycle trails connecting the entire Wakatipu Basin and beyond.

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338 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Lake Hayes

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338 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road is a significant part of Arrowtown’s history originally being part of a dairy farm owned by the McEntyre family who were one of the founding families in the area. After building it in 1864 they lived in the home for many years and were active in the community, including the re-routing of the main road into Arrowtown which is now known as McEntyre Hill. The current owners moved into the property in 1972 and set off on a journey that would eventually see the creation of one of the most recognised gardens in New Zealand. It was named a "Garden of National Significance" by the Gardens Trust of New Zealand who gave it a five star rating, at the time the only garden in Queenstown to have that rating. The house itself is the perfect backdrop for such a significant garden, with outer walls built with two foot thick schist and coated in a lime wash effect product which allows the stone to breathe. It is a classic Georgian style, symmetrical and simple, giving a look that is lasting, understated and tasteful. The main house has 304 square metres of internal spaces and the significant outbuildings offer a further 210 square metres. The grounds are spread over eleven acres and the landscaping is established and exceptional throughout. A number of historic outbuildings add to the charm and provide a practical solution for gardening equipment and vehicles. Acreage of this size is becoming very hard to find making this an extremely unique offering to the Queenstown Lakes market. The enviable location is just a few minutes’ drive to Arrowtown, Millbrook Resort, several winery restaurants and three golf courses.

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36 Domain Road, Queenstown

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A modern pavilion design and outstanding views headline an overall property experience that is hard to beat at 36 Domain Road. The north facing front lawn is expansive, 120 metres long and over 7,000 square metres groomed by a Husqvarna GPS mowing system, bringing with it both privacy and aspect. The back gate connects directly to the Central Otago bike trails offering an extensive network of walking and riding options. The open plan living flows to a covered courtyard with an open fire, bbq/dining area and adjoining spa pool. The kitchen is well appointed with a large scullery and connects to one of the lounges. A second lounge is partitioned off with a feature library wall and connects to the master wing which is private from the other accommodation and generously proportioned. This wing also has the internal access double garage and laundry. The eastern wing offers a further three bedrooms which share a well appointed bathroom, and a walk through tv/media room connecting it to the main living areas, all heated by an ‘air to water’ underfloor heating system throughout the house. Separate from the house is a bespoke multi use room with a bar and en-suite bathroom. This could be a guest bedroom, home office, games or media room or just a fun home bar away from the house. Wifi router connects through to all the buildings and a Sonos sound system will stay with the property. For energy security a brand new auto start 40.7kva generator has been installed as well as a micro and UV water filtration system, vegetable garden, glasshouse, and electric gates.

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4 Bloxham Lane, Queenstown

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Architect designed by Warren & Mahoney this recently completed 411 square metre luxury home has been crafted to the highest standards using materials that will last the test of time in its ever changing alpine environment. The 9,640 square metres of relatively flat land has sweeping panoramic mountain views which are skilfully captured from all the house and garden areas. The kitchen and dining room opens north to a partly covered deck and leads down to a heated horizon swimming pool and private garden. A large gas fire separates the dining area from the lounge creating ambience for both parts of the room. The generous master wing has a sensational en-suite, a large walk-in wardrobe and views from the bedroom that capture the north western views toward Coronet Peak. Two other nicely appointed bedrooms also have en-suites and offer views to the north and east. A separate media room opens to the covered outdoor dining and bbq area, open fire and lounge. The double garage has direct internal access to the home and connects to separate rooms for a workshop and mower storage. Future privacy is assured with the professionally landscaped easy care gardens, and a well organised glasshouse and vegetable garden to the south-west keeps fresh produce only a few steps away. Additionally solar 10kW capacity and six 2.4kW batteries enable the entire home to remain serviceable 'off grid' if ever required. Investing at Bendemeer goes far beyond your own boundaries with the shared common grounds which include idyllic ponds, a tennis court and the award-winning Lakeside Pavilion, complete with entertainment deck and jetty. All this luxury living and privacy is just 7 kms to Arrowtown, 16 kms to downtown Queenstown, 11 kms from the International Airport and a stone's throw away from three ski resorts and three world renowned golf courses.

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5 Flynn Lane, Arrowtown

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The Gatehouse, an intimate new home that successfully marries beautifully crafted historic timbers with a classic modern style, is conveniently located between Arrowtown's historic village and the Internationally acclaimed Millbrook Resort and Golf Course. The contemporary kitchen is enriched with solid walnut island and benches and an adjoining scullery that ensures everything is kept in its place. Large windows flood the kitchen with natural light while old ironbark timber beams with hand-forged nails create an aged feel and homely warmth - black walnut flooring complete this wonderful space. A cosy media room and three double bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in wardrobe, plus an additional large bedroom with ensuite above the garage provides ample space for family or guests. The outdoor entertaining areas are perfect for year round use, with a substantial west evening outdoor porch room for casual dining and drinks, and a private covered deck outside the master bedroom with views of the Remarkables. English beech and holly hedges provide a lush backdrop and fabulous autumn colour complete what is a quality home for a discerning buyer. Designed by Hamish Learmonth Built by Barlow Building (Registered Master Builder) 707m2 freehold title 233m2 internal incl. garage, 27m2 storage loft, 65m2 covered deck Engineered timber trusses featuring reclaimed 1800's ironbark beams All porch ceilings lined with rich Totara timber, 100mm thick decking Mistral diesel boiler, Brugman radiators Eurotech wooden frames with argon filled double glazing Fresh air system for a healthy and dry environment Top grade XPS extruded polystyrene in the ceiling/foundations and wool insulated walls

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524 Speargrass Flat Road, Arrowtown

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524 Speargrass Flat Road brings the market a stunning new architecturally designed home in a sun-drenched and private location close to all the amenity Arrowtown has to offer. The 4,000 square metre section has the home and guest apartment nestled into the land achieving a stunning north facing living wing that opens to a large covered outdoor space with a fireplace and rain sensing louvre system. The designer kitchen and lounge are separated by a gas fire wrapped in Timaru Bluestone creating intimate spaces beneath North American Hemlock ceilings that capture the stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Downstairs the master bedroom has a generous  en-suite and walk in wardrobe with views south to the Remarkables, and two other bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a bathroom on the same level. A wine cellar and laundry are also situated on the ground floor and a future option to create a doorway into the adjoining apartment. The apartment currently has independent external access and features a bedroom with en-suite and open plan kitchen with lounge. A two bay garage has internal access to the upper level which includes a powder room, comfy media room and a practical home office (or 5th bedroom) away from the primary living areas. Imported Belgium bricks compliment Otago colours of this warm home beautifully. Thermally broken argon filled low e windows assist the underfloor state of the art air to water heat pump system (warmed and cooled) and harnessing the earths natural thermal properties. Irrigated lawns and significant landscape planting are in place and will only improve as they mature in the coming years.

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6 Fishermans Lane, Queenstown

Waterfront / Water View

Front row and boasting some of the best lakefront views in Queenstown walking into 6 Fisherman’s Lane feels like you are stepping into a luxury resort. The contemporary home has a sensational aspect out over Bobs Cove with a dramatic backdrop of mountains including Walter Peak and Mt Nicholas. Quality construction and materials such as schist, concrete, glass and cedar are blended together delivering a timeless design that takes advantage of its unique surrounds with stunning lake views from almost every room. Established landscaping and plantings add to the experience and soften the property so it blends into its impressive surrounds. A very well appointed open plan kitchen has an attached island bench and bar stools which create a nice social area with plenty of space for small groups to sit and chat. The house has two outdoor fires, one out on the lakeside and one protected from the weather (when needed) to the north of the kitchen. Heating throughout the home is achieved with twin zoned diesel underfloor heating which is both efficient and effective. Additionally, there are several forced air heating units which provide instant heat for the mid winter seasons. The entire master wing is on the northern side of the house providing good privacy, a walk in wardrobe and well appointed ensuite. Both guest rooms have ensuites also. A media room connects to the main living area which serves nicely as a winter snug during colder months. The double garage has internal access into the home and a current consent for a stand alone, studio-residential unit to the north has been completed to build if more accommodation is required. Featured on the cover of Trends magazine the property has received much acclaim and continues to be considered one of the great architectural lakefront homes in Queenstown.

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69 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown

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Buckingham Cottage was built in the late 1800’s – the earliest reference being a photo taken in 1875. It has been expanded adding two more buildings over the years continuing the heritage look and feel to what we have for sale today, a combination of modern comforts and timeless design. The ‘Buckingham Cottage’ building is a category two property in the Heritage NZ register and a category three in the QLDC register to protect its external appearance. Currently leased by a mixture of tenants the property has a steady income stream and plenty of scope for improvements in the next chapter of its impressive history.  Buckingham Cottage has a commercial tenancy but could be converted to residential with both Resource and Building Consent in place to expand the small kitchen and add a door opening to a private courtyard. The middle building is being used as an art studio with two other rooms and a full kitchen – also very suitable for an office and/or showroom. The third building has been recently renovated creating a charming studio apartment with en-suite and kitchenette plus separate rooms for its garage, laundry and loft storage. On balance the property offers an opportunity to purchase a mixed use investment hub with two street frontages only 200 metres from the Arrowtown Post Office with at least seven off street carparks. These opportunities don’t come to market often, as proven by only having four owners in the past 150 years.

8 Bendemeer Lane, Lake Hayes-Arrowtown

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Click to view: [nectar_video_lightbox link_style="nectar-button" nectar_button_color="Default-Accent-Color" video_url="https://youtu.be/55wXx0CxoHA?si=t-a8zafIQGyfOmcW" link_text="Video"] Set amongst the history and beauty of the stunning Queenstown-Arrowtown backdrop, Bendemeer captures all that is unique about alpine New Zealand. Natural materials, contemporary detailing, durability and generous spaces characterise homes in Bendemeer's secure gated community, creating an environment that’s as restful as it is powerful. Designed by award winning architects Warren and Mahoney the 590 square metre family home is separated into five stand-alone stone and timber ‘pavilions’ grouped around a walled entry courtyard and mature landscaping. The separate components, heated and cooled with a combination of underfloor heating, heat pumps and air conditioning, allow the house to scale itself to suit its occupants – either intimate for a couple or expanding to suit a wider group when required. A north facing outdoor terrace with covered awnings connects to the main pavilion giving a stunning aspect beyond the feature reflection pond, outdoor fireplace, barbeque and pizza oven. The  home includes a seven metre high combined living and kitchen area with a large wood burning fireplace and separate formal dining room. The large master bedroom opens to a private, hedged courtyard, and features a private office, large walk in robe and ensuite. Three guest bedrooms each have their own double basin ensuite, one of which has currently been converted into a bespoke home cinema with four reclining theatre seats and a 110 inch projector screen. Fibre internet adds speed and convenience for residents. There is an internal access oversized three car garage connecting to a generous laundry and drying room, two storage lofts as well as two exterior storage sheds. The house sits on 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres) of mature landscaped grounds with in-ground lawn sprinklers covering a majority of the property. Investing at Bendemeer goes far beyond your own boundaries with the shared common grounds which include idyllic ponds, a tennis court, walking tracks and the award-winning Lakeside Pavilion, complete with entertainment deck and jetty. Superb dining options nearby include Amisfield and the recently-opened Ayrburn, inviting residents to sample locally-sourced cuisine and the district’s renowned wines. Conveniently situated just 7 kms to Arrowtown, 16 kms to downtown Queenstown, 11 kms from the International Airport and a stone's throw away from three ski resorts and three world renowned golf courses.

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93c Slope Hill Road, Queenstown

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This stunning alpine home is set beautifully into the landscape, positioned on just under ten acres of flat lawns, native planting and picture perfect north facing views of Coronet Peak and the surrounding mountain ranges. Upon arrival, via the Porte Cochere and into the main hallway you are greeted with the warmth of natural timber beams and wooden floors. In the distance the stunning open fire in the atrium crackles away and encourages a pinot noir from the bespoke wine cellar. This centrally positioned atrium is the main entertaining hub with the en-suited master bedroom to the east with a walk in wardrobe and romantic gas fire. Along the hallway is a self-contained wing for guests with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a family lounge room with access to an outside open fire, spa, and courtyard for alfresco dining. This area is connected to the laundry and a guest's butler style kitchen area. The western wing features the main guest bedroom with en-suite and views to the iconic Remarkables mountain range, with a media room and owner's office flowing off the main hallway towards the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. The kitchen with its full sliding windows captures its rural outlook magnificently and takes full advantage of the stunning westerly sunsets. Adjacent is the dining and lounge with open fire that epitomises luxury living. This 527 square metre classically designed home by David Stringer Architects was completed mid 2008 then upgraded with a Warren and Mahoney designed atrium that completes the entertainer's dream. A separate 137 square metre four bay garage has the possibility to renovate the fourth bay into a games room or office completes this spectacular estate. Situated within close proximity to both historical Arrowtown and the vibrancy of Queenstown, and the international airport only 10km away the location couldn't be more central to amenity.

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98 Domain Road, Queenstown

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In the centre of Dalefield’s ‘golden triangle’ on an elevated knoll is one of the true architectural treasures of the Queenstown Lakes District. Using strong and timeless materials it has been designed with scale and presence and sits well in its landscaped position. A large central pavilion is flanked by four concrete pods forming 536 square metres of internal space in the main building. This is complimented by a separate bunker style triple garage of 78 square metres and 162 square metres of decking delivering total improvements of over 775 square metres. The impressive steel archway and entrance lobby start the experience in style and lead into the main hub with high vaulted ceilings and grand chandeliers. This central open plan room has the kitchen and dining areas at one end and lounge at the other separated by a double sided open fire. The north western pod is a more formal lounge with another open fire and captures the memorable sunsets viewed from the property. The accommodation is located at the eastern end of the buildings showcasing a large north facing master bedroom that looks over the irrigated grass lawns and opens to the courtyard. Its extensive wardrobing and luxury en-suite are of the highest standard which is continued throughout the other bedrooms and bathrooms. A guest master also has an en-suite and two other bedrooms share a separate toilet and a well-appointed bathroom. This wing also has a media room which could easily be used as a home office or fifth bedroom if required. Sheltered by the northern pods is a courtyard featuring an open fire, built in dining table, lounge suites, large umbrella’s and a stunning bespoke spa pool. The courtyard connects to the lush green lawns surrounded by a grass amphitheatre. The panoramic views are extensive and take in all of the significant ranges surrounding the Wakatipu Basin. At the rear of the house is a custom made sauna built inside a Corten steel box thoughtfully located by the ‘mudroom’ which has a shower. Comprehensive garaging includes a double garage with internal access to the home and a separate three bay schist bunker to store the special toys or possibly convert to a large home theatre. This is an absolutely comprehensive two hectare estate that ticks all the big boxes and will stand the test of time in both design and aspect.

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Aroha Estate, Lake Hayes

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One of the most sought after parcels of land in Queenstown this exclusive and private estate has breathtaking views capturing all three ski fields. Slightly under seven acres of the highest quality land directly neighbouring the fifth hole at Millbrook Resort and capturing expansive views of picturesque Lake Hayes with its backdrop of dramatic mountain ranges. An enviable proximity to the heart of Arrowtown and should you be lucky enough to be accepted as a member of Millbrook it is only a short walk to the golf course, restaurants, bars and spa facilities. The home has been superbly designed with high feature ceilings and superior interiors throughout. Ideal for entertaining with two sophisticated indoor living areas, both featuring open fires and connecting to separate outdoor spaces. Centre stage is an impressive architectural open plan kitchen and butler’s pantry which merge the two rooms effortlessly. Outside the abundance of entertaining spaces continue with the stunning natural environment framing every view. A sheltered outdoor seating area with wood fire is a family favourite and several additional decks and courtyards offer options for all weather conditions. There is a separate self-contained lodge style suite located downstairs with its own lounge, kitchen and private courtyard. A loft apartment above the three bay garage completes a comprehensive estate which accommodates the wide range of requirements for modern luxury living. Resource Consent has been obtained for the future addition of a swimming pool and pavilion, tennis court and pavilion, additional three bay garage with loft accomodation if desired.