By GUY WILLIAMS
The sale of Queenstown Hill’s landmark ‘plasma house’ should be confirmed in the next few days after a ‘‘crazy amount of interest’’, the sales agent says.
Wall Real Estate’s Ollie Wall tells Mountain Scene he was ‘‘blown away’’ by the number of
solid inquiries about the Edinburgh Drive house after it was listed last month.
‘‘We deal in pretty high-end property, and it was unusual to have this much genuine interest so early,’’ Wall says.
‘‘There’ll be five or six people, who’re real buyers, that have unfortunately missed out.’’
Last week Mountain Scene reported the pad, purchased by American dotcom billionaire
Peter Thiel for $4.8 million a decade ago, was built for former local developer Rod Nielsen,
designed by Queenstown’s Marc Scaife and built by Naylor Love, which craned in 375kg window panes from the road below.
Built in 2005, the five-bedder’s named after its 15-metre-wide landscape window.
The exterior features Exotec panels and 18 tonnes of Swiss granite, veneer panelling inside’s from Australia and bathroom fixtures are from Italy.
Wall, who told Scene last week he was expecting to sell the house for ‘‘a little over $6 million’’, says the offers have met expectations.
He puts the level of interest down to the house’s high profile, extraordinary views, closeness to the CBD and ‘‘super-high-quality finish’’.