By PHILIP CHANDLER
The grandest showhome built by the developers of Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort opens its doors this month.
‘Residences on Dalgleish’ is a collection of five homes designed by Dunedin-based Mason &
Wales Architects, fronting the fourth and overlooking the seventh fairways of the Coronet
Nine golf course.
The 405 square metre showhome is on the market for $5,765,000, fully furnished — of
the different designs available, two have already sold while another’s under contract.
Millbrook’s property & development director Ben O’Malley says sales have been “running
hot” since lockdown, with more than $15 million in confirmed sales and another $10m under contract.
“We’re seeing an upswing in buyers from Auckland, where there appears to be a mindset that if they’re not going to be travelling, then they’re keen to invest in Queenstown property and enjoy the lifestyle Millbrook and its surrounds have to offer.
“It was a new venture for us to build home-and-land packages of this size, but we were confident there was a market for larger homes ready to move into.’’
The five-home development is made up of two home designs known as the Stirling and the
Braemar, which sit on sites averaging 1200sqms.
The Stirling showhome is spread over four pavilions, clad in different yet complementary
materials including schist stone, glass, timber, steel and slate.
Steel and glass entry doors open up to a spacious lobby where a curved stone wall connects living and sleeping pavilions.
The showhome also has a wine room, media room, an office with a built-in desk, and expansive storage.
The living pavilion’s a contemporary interpretation of a Central Otago barn with high ceilings, steel feature trusses, plaster-finished walls and cedar ceilings.
It also features a kitchen and scullery designed by Rachel Barnes, of Ingrid Geldof Design,
and a steel feature fireplace.
The space opens out to three separate terraces to the east, north and west, and a covered
loggia with Louvretech roofing features a built-in fire, BBQ and rangehood.
Each of the two-bedroom pavilions has a master bedroom and an additional bedroom.
All four bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with a range of freestanding or built-in baths, double or single showers, double basins and some with large dressing rooms.
They, too, have access to outdoor terraces or the loggia.
Another pavilion houses garaging with ample space for two cars and a golf cart, along with
custom-built ski racks, a drying room and loft storage space.
With different bedding configurations available, the showhome can comfortably sleep up to eight people on one level.
Interior designer Roz Hamilton’s gone for a moody aesthetic, with steel and timber
softened with luxurious furnishings.
Millbrook’s most recent development was an eight-home neighbourhood called The Frontiers — the first four homes are finished and the remaining four are close to completion, while only one of the eight is still for sale.
“Our design team has collaborated extremely well to achieve what is our most stunning
showhome to date,” O’Malley says.
“Bamford McLeod Construction has crafted these homes to very high standards.”