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Our Top 10 Most Interesting Homes for August 2015

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 | Filed in Uncategorized

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620ff38badf3006c57c0a5d9a0e264ea.scale.1024x682This gothic-inspired home has its very own 15 metre turret with stunning panoramic views of Auckland. Aesthetically bold and described by some as a magical place to live, this 1860’s Epsom mansion is any historians dream home.

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efb2f4a6fc0c41ba28993a2c6c3c22a3.scale.1024x682Here is a truly iconic slice of original Wellington – the Logan House at Windy Point. Each room owns a different view of the harbour, and many of the early Athfield hallmarks are evident: rounded walls, slit windows, tile flooring, floor to ceiling glass. Spread over 7 levels and built with 16,000 reclaimed bricks in the 1970s, it’s an undeniable masterpiece.

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fd07aa1225b0804d533fe8cda60eeffb.scale.1024x682‘The Fin’, Waiheke Island’s ultimate weekend getaway, is now on the market. Its cool white modern interior and open plan aesthetic offer the perfect contrast to the cathedral-like glass front entrance. When you find the spa pool set amongst bush you’ll realise this is the ultimate way to relax with one of the lovely local wines at the end of the day.

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0a52ad377882cd380e14c7ea61d05dcd.scale.1024x682Situated on the top floor of Landmark House in the heart of Auckland CBD, this top floor lease offers 4 offices with a large reception and toilet area. The corner turret was originally built in 1930, a unique feature which adds a rustic feel and style to the whole office which a dentist currently operates out of. He sure could distract his clients with the view.

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5c1dac36065552dcab7bd4a557b04b90.scale.1024x682Welcome to New Zealand’s largest natural log home. Constructed in 2009 with 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms including spa, at the heart of it all is the magnificent 6.8m high Great Room – an exquisite showpiece. Unmatched in grandeur, warmth and beauty, this 634mÇ masterpiece is a little slice of Aspen right here in Central Otago.

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6d77fb2fe2a47458c877587a9457bfd1.scale.1024x682This near new beach house with legal beach access, allows for both formal and casual living. The home’s clean lines are crisp and organic – its cladding merging seamlessly into the established beach setting. Punctuating the living area is a staircase which will take you up to the exclusive mezzanine reading room, where the expansive views through the Totara louvres, which can be manoeuvred to suit the elements, offer a stunning outlook towards the ocean and Kapiti Island.

# 74c58324c3c83b166d9cc6e194102f03f.scale.1024x682This home just “works”, offering 3 bedrooms, character, history, pond, and ample land for pets and sheep. Set on 1.12 hectares, it’s just 8 minutes drive to village of Lawrence.

# 8577ef6f3b553e13d6de04150b92b83fd.scale.1024x682This well-maintained property in Picton offers an amazing covered outdoor living area, and all principal rooms offer wonderful views over Waikawa Bay to the mountains. Included is a registered boat mooring, and use of a very versatile floating boat jetty. It’s a completely unique opportunity to enjoy literal waterside living.

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This timeless home of sumptuous simplicity takes maximum advantage of its breathtaking position, with a concealed lift which provides access from the lower ground floor level to the main living level. The living area opens onto a magnificent covered verandah that incorporates a stone fireplace and an adjustable roof. An incomparable setting, inspirational architecture – this Maori Hill home offers a lifestyle beyond compare.

# 107d2bb428e85b0ed59d710c4c3da57fa6.scale.1024x682Those with an appreciation for design elements will love the interior of this chic home which includes imported light fittings, 19th century Egyptian entrance doors, jurassic stone hearth, imported linen curtains and honed concrete, to name just a few. The seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the invitingly landscaped garden includes an outdoor gas fire and cedar spa pool. It delivers undeniable quality, exceptional style and unrelenting attention to detail.

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