Visionary Design, Iconic Style
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Whether you recognise this celebrated home from its star turn on Grand Designs, from its link to renowned motorcycle designer John Britten, or from its historic origins associated with neighbouring Mona Vale homestead, The Britten Stables is, quite simply, exceptional.
Converted by John Britten into a home from its former roots as the horse stable for Mona Vale (circa 1903) and significantly remodelled in 2018, The Britten Stables offers a rich history and unique ambience. Step through the statement front door and enter a tropical paradise of timeless design and incredible natural beauty. Be mesmerised by the bold contemporary aesthetic, which aligns perfectly with the exposed raw materials of the original structure.
Spanning more than 900sqm of pure luxury, the Stable's centrepiece is its spectacular glass conservatory; the curved marble staircase sweeps through the internal garden to the surrounding balcony above. Here, you Will feel like you are on holiday every day, with heated plunge pool, oasis gardens and sheltered north-facing outlook. This home is equally stunning whether enjoyed by day, or by night.
All bedrooms are appointed with luxurious ensuites and the home boasts multiple living, kitchen and dining spaces, meaning you can experience a change of perspective without ever needing to leave home. Every detail has been considered, from wine cellar to media room and master bedroom with his-and-hers ensuite. A newly completed, New York style loft apartment, located in a separate dwelling, overlooks the garden and provides yet more options to establish a home office or further accommodation.
Rest assured your investment embraces the best of structural & technological innovations including surround sound stereo system, 52 solar panels, alarm & camera system...
Such was the care and passion involved in sourcing materials, fixtures and furnishings to best complement the home's bespoke individuality, our clients would consider selling the property on a fully or semi-furnished basis.
Seven-foot high Oamaru stone walls encapsulate a north facing manicured garden with secluded hot tub, established vegetable garden and large lawn; the total area encompasses 1,303m2. Four car garaging is supplemented by additional off-street parking and from this sought-after city fringe precinct you are perfectly placed to enjoy relaxed strolls around nearby Mona Vale, The Botanic Gardens & Hagley Park.
John Britten crafted 10 of his legendary Britten motorcycles, but just ONE dream home... Having restored both heart and soul to this stunning residence, our clients' vision has extended to an even bigger project. Due to the home's beauty, rarity and phenomenally rich history, we anticipate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is certain to attract considerable interest - don't miss your chance to secure this truly magnificent architectural treasure and living work of art.
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Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from RPNZ/ Property Guru/ Land Information New Zealand/ Christchurch City Council/ CERA and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.