• For Sale    Price Upon Request
  • 169 Victoria Avenue
  • Build Size: 640.94 m2
  • Land Size: 1,561.98 m2
  • Property Type: Other Residential
  • Property Style: Villa
  • Bedroom(s): 5
  • Bathroom(s): 5
  • Half Bathroom(s): 1

Property Description

Architecture transcends heritage, pushing through traditional boundaries to follow the sun in this extremely private substantial home.
The home was originally designed by renowned Arts & Crafts architect Gerald Jones and more recently updated by the award-winning contemporary architect Noel Lane. In transforming the historic home, Lane rigorously considered every detail to enhance his family's enjoyment of the property. The result? Classic pre-1920s character blends with magical new architectural elements in a family sanctuary that celebrates serene Zen-inspired gardens.
Throughout, sumptuous materials - like dark kauri floors and extravagantly crafted, elegant timber cabinetry - add warmth and richness, while carefully positioned windows and skylights capture light in all the right places.
Thanks to Lane, the original heritage design now has a sunny north-facing focus. Ample sitting areas surround a walnut and travertine kitchen overlooking a dining area, flooded with light. A conservatory opens through hu ge glass doors to a sculptural canopy by the pool. In contrast, the generous original wood panelled formal lounge is a moody introspective showpiece of tradition.
Practicalities on this level include an impressive guest bathroom. An enormous laundry doubles as a butler's pantry for entertaining. Two staircases allow an easy flow around the home. One leads to a voluminous lower level entertainment area that opens to a sculpture bay and vast outdoor terrace in front of a large lawn - the perfect party venue.
There's a huge self-contained parents apartment above triple car garaging and art/wine storage. Four more sizeable bedrooms are on the upper level with three more bathrooms. With their travertine and timber details, they share a consistency of design and craftmanship. The master suite includes a spacious office or nursery and a dressing room.
A timeless architectural treasure in Remuera's most prestigious address. Let its masterful story surprise and delight you on a daily basis.

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Margaret Bao
Margaret Bao New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty