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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


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


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.


Victoria Young
Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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TOP PROPERTIES : Historic homes