Privately positioned on circa 3,000 sq m overlooking Lake Hayes, with magnificent views across the lake to the mountains beyond, this is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the districts best homes. This substantial north-facing waterfront property sits in one of Queenstown’s most prestigious blue chip positions.
Architecturally designed by multi-award winning architect John Blair, this superior home has iconic style and substance. Designed to achieve maximum sunshine and lake views from almost all rooms, the house has been home to one local family since its construction.
Undergoing an extensive interior refurbishment in 2005, this four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom luxury property is constructed with a thoughtful pallet of materials, including concrete, schist stone, cedar and copper, to provide a sense of substance and solidity, whilst retaining the clean lines and sophistication you would expect from such a modern home.
From its grand entrance boasting Italian marble, your surprise awaits and unfolds through to large and spacious elegant living that elevates this home to a league of its own. The formal living room complete with a marble feature open gas fire place, and separate sunny conversation area overlooks the lake and mountains beyond. Bi-folding doors lead out to a private stone patio with stunning lake views and similarly to a timber deck on the north side.
From the formal room, marble stairs lead down to the formal dining space, cleverly placed in amongst the open-plan living areas. Bi-folding doors open out to extensive covered decking with awe-inspiring lake views, complete with an informal external dining area.
Well appointed to the highest quality, the Arclinea designer kitchen is a chef's delight boasting three large workspaces, extensive floor-to-ceiling storage and high-end quality appliances. Looking directly out across a ten seat breakfast bar to the captivating lake views through bi-folding doors that open out to the exterior deck, makes this the ideal kitchen for entertaining. Bi-folding doors on three sides transform the room to a virtual indoor/outdoor space on summer days.
Your sanctuary from the rest of the house, the master suite has all that could be asked of it. Spacious, with outstanding lake views, two walk-in dressing rooms and a sumptuous modern en-suite featuring marble flooring and walls, dual porcelain hand basins with Caesar Stone bench tops, complemented by the floor-to-ceiling windows and glass ceiling.
A further three double bedrooms all include built-in wardrobes and access to outdoor terracing. Two share a bathroom while the other has the convenience of its own en-suite. All bedrooms are complete with lake views.
An external heated swimming pool is a summer delight set within stone-tiled terracing and featuring an outdoor open fireplace and built-in barbeque, allowing for exceptional indoor/outdoor entertaining.
There is direct access to the Lake Hayes waterfront and tree-lined walking track from the extensively landscaped mature grounds; including schist stone retaining walls, stone pathways and topiary-style gardens with immaculate detailing.
To complete this package there is a media room, three studies, guest bathroom, a gymnasium, gardener’s shed and substantial four-car garaging.
This elegant home successfully combines the best of gracious and sophisticated contemporary design with warm, welcoming and comfortable family living. In its time the home has hosted the prime ministers of two countries, along with many other dignitaries, and was selected as the dedicated safe house for the US President during his visit to Queenstown.
With long sunshine hours, this is a peaceful retreat and all within close proximity to central Queenstown, Arrowtown and Queenstown International Airport.
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