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Selling sunset in Aotearoa: the most expensive houses on the market right now

Have a spare $10 million? These luxury estates may be fit for the rich and famous, despite the RV, we can still have a peak inside167 Stevenson Road, Wanaka, on the market with Phil Gilchrist of Prime Real Estate

From darling villas in Auckland’s Herne Bay to vast country estates looking over Lake Wakatipu, some of New Zealand’s most expensive homes are out to impress.

If you love real estate as much as we do – one of your favourite pastimes may also be perusing houses online. For those who dare to dream this can offer up some exceptional results, and the ones currently listed around the country are the ultimate insight into how the one per cent live.

What everyone classifies as a ‘dream home’ is entirely subjective, but if helipads and panoramic views of the Bay of Plenty spring to mind – you’ll love what we’ve put together.

Some of the most luxurious, most expensive New Zealand homes

1. Historic architectural excellence on Clifton Road, Hauraki

$9,250,000 at Sotheby’s International Real Estate

For the first time in 33 years, this white brick and tile stately home has hit the market. Situated on the seaward side of Clifton Road, this house is on one of the most sought-after pieces of land in all of Auckland, with exquisite views out to Rangitoto Island and across the Hauraki Gulf.

This home holds architectural significance and a rich history. Designed by renowned architect Horace Massey in 1946, for a prominent merchant family, the house has since witnessed a legacy of opulence, having hosted private opera performances and private events. Inside, the spacious interior features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and both formal and informal living areas.

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2. Undesputable luxury in the Bay of Islands

$15,500,000 at Oliver Road Estate Agents

With modern opulent living and million-dollar views, this intricately designed residence is a standout in New Zealand architecture. With four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two living areas, a large open-plan kitchen, a pool, and a three-car garage, you could feel right at home in this magnificent residence.

The main bedroom occupies the entirety of the second level, so wake up to the sun coming up over the water, and enjoy your morning coffee in the sun-drenched private spaces. Eager to spend an afternoon out at sea? No problem, the boat shed provides ample storage and a connection to the boat launch site.

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3. The ultimate alpine retreat beneath The Remarkables

$10,780,00 at Sotheby’s International Real Estate

At the foothills of The Remarkables, this bold home embraces luxurious mountain living, privacy and space. Constructed of schist from neighbouring Gibbston Valley, exotic hardwoods and polished concrete floors, this home is a timeless masterpiece that will be adored for generations to come.

On the edge of the mountain tarn, this home is truly unique. Walls of windows allow the reflected sun to bounce off the lake and into the home, providing views out to the mountains. Sit outside on the outdoor decks suspended over the water, or cosy up by the open fire providing winter warmth.

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4. Family paradise on Jervois Road

$12,250,000 at Ray White Grey Lynn

Resort-style living in the heart of Auckland, this beautifully modernised classical villa is fit for generational living. With magnificent rooms for lavish entertaining, and outdoor spaces to match, this home offers a premium lifestyle for all your family and friends to enjoy.

With a large plot of land behind the home, unheard of in its central Auckland location, the kids could see many games of backyard cricket in the summer months.

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5. Alpine luxury in Dalefield, Queenstown

$8,900,000 at Luxury Real Estate

This incredible home is brand new and ready to be lived in. At 445 square meters, this architecturally designed delight offers luxury at the foothills of Central Otago’s mountain ranges, with views of Coronet Peak to the north and The Remarkable to the south.

With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an oversized double garage with a workshop, and a drying room for your ski gear, this cedar-timber-clad residence is perfect for a winter escape and year-round entertaining.

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6. The pinnacle of perfection on Remuera Road

$32,000,000 at Remuera Real Estate Register

How about a piece of Auckland history for your next grand home? Originally designed by Roy Binney in 1914, this home was influenced by the classic country houses seen throughout England. Today, the home seamlessly blends heritage with modernisation, with amenities catering to every aspect of luxurious living.

From the tennis court and pool to the innate Italian garden and guest pavilion, you won’t ever want to leave. Private as it is, views of the harbour are the only indication of city-fringe living.

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7. A serene country estate outside Wānaka township

$7,250,000 at Prime Real Estate

While only a mere 10-minute drive from Wānaka township, this secluded country estate feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centre. The property, which spans 40 hectares of rolling pasture, is an unparalleled retreat within its serene setting.

At the end of a private, winding road, the home boasts an array of amenities for ultimate convenience. An expansive garage and a helicopter hangar (because, why not?) ensure guests can easily come and go. Inside, you are greeted by a grand living room, with a cosy living area at one end and an entertainer’s kitchen at the other.

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8. A high country retreat above Lake Tekapo

$4,100,000 at Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Nestled among the breathtaking vistas of the Mackenzie Country, this home offers the epitome of modern mountain living. Enjoy scorching summers and snow-blanketed winters overlooking the everchanging landscape, from the comfort of the in-ground hot tub or one of the many vistas offered from within the remote residence.

Despite being 17 kilometres away from Tekapo town, working from home will be a breeze with a boardroom within a standalone studio, which can also be used as a studio or guest house.

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9. A world-class equestrian estate in Coatesville, Auckland

$6,250,000 at Harcourts

Influenced by the manors of the Mediterranean, this jewel of Auckland real estate offers elegance and luxury. Equestrian enthusiasts will be incredibly excited by this home, as the facilities include horse stables and a full-sized Olympic arena.

For your family and guests, there is also a tennis court, putting green, a self-contained studio and a heated pool, offering a remarkable oasis.

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10. Absolute paradise in the Far North

$6,130,000 at Barfoot & Thompson

Love the idea of a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home with two private beaches, one helipad, a jetty, a boat shed, and a double garage with a gym? Well, at least dreams are free. This home in Russell offers luxury rarely seen along New Zealand’s shorelines.

Originally built in the 1980s, this home has seen recent renovations, resulting in a refined sanctuary of spaces.

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