These exclusive properties for sale offer peace and privacy for the most luxurious getaway experience
Recent world events have brought the notion of a retreat sharply into focus. New Zealand is known internationally for its exclusive properties in spectacular settings offering peace and privacy for the perfect getaway experience.
Here is our pick of some of the ultimate luxury homes from around the country on the market at the moment.
1. City escape
Designed by architect Richard Priest, this Greenhithe home makes the most of its prime position on the banks of the upper harbour and offers resort-style living for all the family.
The floodlit tennis court, pool area and outlook over the water will have you feeling you’re on holiday all the time.
Fringed by native bush, there’s complete privacy to entertain in the spacious open plan living that flows out to an al fresco dining area and the pool. There’s also a home office and theatre to complete the picture.
2. Expansive living
A major renovation has brought this impressive Coatesville home right up to the minute, and there’s potential to add value here too by installing a pool and tennis court.
But the beautiful outlook over surrounding countryside and expansive living make this an exceptional home as is.
With multiple formal and informal living areas that make the most of those views and luxurious bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, this home is the perfect hideaway, yet still so close to the city and amenities.
3. One of a kind
You can relax poolside looking out over the blue waters of the Bay of Islands after you’ve enjoyed a round of golf or a game of tennis at this extensive Russell estate.
Designed by architect Simon Carnachan for inter-generational family living, the flexible floor plan offers everything from a cocktail bar to a clubhouse and separate guesthouse.
The elegant interiors showcase the amazing sea views and allow maimum indoor/outdoor flow from living areas and bedrooms. Truly one of a kind.
4. Exceptional views
Designed by renowned architect Ron Sang this unique Paihia home with its curved façade has a sweeping staircase leading to living on the upper level that makes the most of the exceptional views.
Flooded with light, the bespoke kitchen and entertaining areas open out onto a wide balcony and bedrooms also share the wonderful views.
An infinity pool and level lawn surrounded by native bush make this the perfect spot to chill and enjoy being in the moment.
5. Bespoke details
Perched high above Tasman Bay this luxury home captures jaw-dropping views of Tasman Bay. The massive tiled terrace off the living areas leads to an infinity pool and offers a superb entertaining space.
There’s also a library, open plan living with pool table, gym and the master suite has an exceptional walk-in robe and its own fireplace.
Full of bespoke architectural details this impressive home offers top-of-the range luxury living.
6. Relaxed living
With a wonderful welcoming vibe, this charming Tasman home is built for maximum sun and light. The airy living areas and elegant bedrooms all open out to capture beautiful views of the property and ranges in the distance.
There’s a choice of two beautiful outdoor entertaining areas – one with fireplace – and everyone will love lounging round the pool or slipping into the spa for a soak.
From the impressive entry, to the manicured grounds with olive grove, this home celebrates relaxed living.
7. Lounge lakeside
Fancy a tree-lined driveway, lake with a fountain, indoor swimming pool and wine cellar? They are all features of this substantial Tai Tapu property built of Oamaru stone and surrounded by park-like grounds.
Both formal and casual living spaces enjoy views of the lake and flow through French doors to outdoor living areas.
There’s a self-contained cottage, orchard, extensive vegie garden, outbuildings and fenced paddocks – in short all you need to live the good life in style.
Words by: Sarah Beresford.