When this home was designed, the brief was clear. It had to take full advantage of the spectacular, uninterrupted views its site on Closeburn Station offered. The home has been built to reflect the landscape and encapsulate the surrounding vistas of the four seasons.
There are expansive views of Lake Wakatipu, and the iconic Remarkables Range, Cecil and Walter Peaks, and Mount Nicholas.
The 333 sq m home offers understated luxury with a sophisticated interior decor. Entertaining and cooking are a pleasure. You can dine in the formal area; then settle into the living room and savour the views of a spot-lit garden at night, or the lake and mountains by day.
There are three spacious bedrooms in two separate wings. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room with walk-in, his and hers wardrobes and storage areas.
The guest wing is completely private. It has two bedrooms. They share an elegant bathroom with hues of red and brown. There are two adjacent offices.
Access to the outdoors in summer is an irresistible lure. French doors open seamlessly to the gardens where native bell birds and tuis congregate. The 3,547 sq m grounds and landscaping are styled to blend with the native bush and alpine surroundings, but done in a way to minimise maintenance.
Closeburn home owners have access to an array of facilities on the common land areas of the station. The facilities include a two-storey 'barn' for entertainment and gatherings. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, a bathroom, shower, and meeting room, a billiard table and easy chairs and furniture. Close to the barn is a synthetic grass tennis court. The station has four comfortable 'huts' with cooking, living and sleeping areas. There is also a riding arena, and extensive walking, riding and 4wd tracks.
Investing in this outdoor paradise comes with a 1/27th share in the ownership of a 1,000 ha working sheep and cattle station.
While secluded and private, Closeburn is just 15 minutes' drive from Queenstown.