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TOP PROPERTIES : Historic homes


This week we're looking at New Zealand's finest homes with historical character - and modern price tags.

Victoria Young
Fri, 19 Jul 2013

This week we’re looking at New Zealand’s finest homes with historical character.

Mt Eden, Auckland

Bed: 8 Bath: 2
Floor area: 221sqm
Land area: 180sqm
Price guide: $995,000
CV: $880,000
Built: 1912

This 1912 villa retains three original fireplaces and boasts two kitchens. It is currently being uses as a business but can easily be converted. View full listing here

Nelson

Bed: 6+ Bath 6+ Car: 3
Floor area: 810swm
Land area: 2864sqm
RV: $2.6 million
Price guide: $2.95
Built: 1840s

This Gothic style castle is one of the largest examples of early Victorian Gothic Revivalist-style houses remaining in New Zealand. It was built in 1840s by Alfred Fell, and stars Victorian walnut paintwork effects and a four-storey octagonal tower. View full listing here

Great Barrier Island

Bed: 5 Bath: 3
Land area: 143 hectares
CV: Approx: $4 milion
Price guide: $4,795,000
Built: Early 1900s


The main homestead on this substantial property as built in the early 1900s and renovated in 1989. It is set in a natural amphitheatre and has a landscaped garden and private wharf. View full listing here

Dalefield, Queenstown

Bed: 2 Bath: 2
Land area: 8822sqm
Price guide: $1.495
Built: 1870s

This property has a historic miners cottage which was fully restored in 1994. It has two shist open fireplaces and stars natural wood. View full listing here

Hamilton

Bed: 4 Bath: 3
Floor area: 230sqm
Land area: 2051sqm
RV: $890,000
Price guide: Upwards of RV
Built: 1887

This family villa is deemed one of Hamilton’s finest historic homes. It is mainly constructed out of kauri, and boasts original detailed ceilings, Victorian craftship and decorative fretwork. 

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Victoria Young
Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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