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Rare offering: 8 Brisbane St, outlined in red, sits within a highly-prized precinct in central Queenstown

By PHILIP CHANDLER

A large property in arguably central Queenstown’s most desirable residential area is up for auction on July 1.

Minutes from the CBD, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 8 Brisbane Street — once the home of legendary deer hunter and artist, the late Lloyd Veint — has been an Auckland family’s holiday home for the past 11 years.

In that time they’ve modernised the 199 square metre home, extended the living/dining area and created a covered courtyard at the rear of the property.

Zoned ‘medium-density residential’ under the proposed district plan, the 936sqm site could take three residential units.

The property’s being marketed by local Bayleys agents, Hope and Mark Martin.

Mark says it presents ‘‘a rare opportunity to purchase a property in this tightly-held location so close to the Queenstown CBD’’.

The capital valuation’s $3,165,000, of which the land component’s $2,990,000.

Four years ago, 16 Brisbane St, a similar-sized site which then contained an old cottage, sold at auction for $3m.

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