New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

Alpine chalet full of charm

By PHILIP CHANDLER Few Queenstown homes have the charm and character of one currently on the market in Kelvin Heights’ Balmoral Drive. It was built in the early ‘90s by Arrowtown-based architectural designer Erwin ‘Strauss’ Steck in the style of a...

Wedding gem up for tender

By PHILIP CHANDLER One of Queenstown’s best-known wedding venues, spectacularly located above the Shotover River, is for sale for the first time. Built in the mid-‘70s, Trelawn Place, off Arthurs Point’s Watties Track, comprises a three-bedroom home, attached studio cottage and...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Covid's knocked Queenstown tourism for a six but fuelled a boom in the high-end residential property market. In a trend that’s taken many agents by surprise, this market — we’re talking $4 million-plus deals — has become more...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Local property expert Andrew Hyndman has been appointed to head Queenstown-headquartered New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty’s (NZSIR) commercial property division. Hyndman has more than 30 years’ Australasian experience as a commercial and residential valuer and adviser, latterly with Colliers...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A young Auckland entrepreneur's undaunted about buying a Queenstown motel property during the tourism-crippling Covid-19 lockdown. Satyan Mehra and a friend have acquired Queenstown Motel Apartments, on Frankton Road, from local couple Dianne and Peter Smith, who'd had...
It's no accident a former Southland Times photographer regularly shot Queenstown Winter Festival fireworks displays from the balcony of this Queenstown Hill home. That's because 47 Kent Street, for sale for the first time since it was built in 1992, has...
It doesn't get much rarer - a Queenstown section that's still not been built on 50 years after its title was issued. And in highly-desirable Kelvin Heights, no less. The section at 38 Oregon Drive last remaining one on the street...

Ange’s birthday bash hopes

Queenstown woman Ange Murray's decided to delay her 50th birthday celebrations this month, hoping to throw "one big party" to celebrate being cancer-free next December. Initially diagnosed with melanoma in December, 2017, she discovered it was in her lymph nodes...
Queenstown Polo boss Jonathan Gabler's praying to the polo gods for a couple of quintessential Queenstown summer days next week. The Malaghans Road polo facility will be hosting the second annual Silver Cup tournament on December 20 and 21 - but...

No home on the range

Queenstown's best-known adventurer is being chucked off the Crown Range. Base jumper and thrill-seeker Chuck Berry is looking for new digs as the rental property he's lived in for 18 years has been sold. For a man whose regular activities resemble a...
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