Resort’s new king of the hill

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Work on this massive mansion – thought to be the resort’s biggest home – begins next month. 

The $6 million stone and timber family home in The Peak subdivision, near the top of Queenstown Hill, is for an unidentified Australian client. 

At 1200 square metres, its floor area is about 200sq m more than Sir Eion Edgar’s sprawling Kelvin Heights mansion. 

The blockbuster comprises five bedrooms, five bathrooms, four family rooms including a two-level library and a guest room. 

The landscaped gardens will be the largest outside Queenstown Gardens, project manager Wayne Foley says. 

Architect Francis Whittaker of Dunedin also designed Foley’s similar-looking Commonage Villas units nearby. 

“For Queenstown Hill, it will be the most outstanding residence,” he says. 

The 18-month build will be handled by Foley’s new consultancy, Trinity Development Alliance, which also includes building manager Shane Muir and engineer Roy van Leeuwen.

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