A luxury townhouse on the lower slopes of Queenstown Hill — 5/55 Kent St — has sold for a head-turning $5 million.

‘‘That’s up there for a townhouse/apartment,’’ says local Bayleys agent Hemi Brown, who negotiated the sale.

The vendors, former Aucklanders Karen Spires and John Harman, had extensively refurbished their three-level, three-bedroom unit to a design by Arrowtown interior architect Nikki Wilson.

They’re planning to take a long holiday then will look at buying a section in the countryside.

Brown says the new owners, from provincial North Island, plan to add it to their empire of Airbnbs.

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