By PHILIP CHANDLER
The first stage of a ‘‘boutique’’ 100-section subdivision above Queenstown’s Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country hits the market on January 10.
Kawarau Heights — consented in October — is being developed by Queenstown Commercial, whose owner Sanderson Group’s developing the close-by Queenstown Country Club retirement village and Kawarau Park retail and medical precinct.
The initial release comprises six architecturally-designed home-and-land offerings and six
sections — priced, respectively, from $1,850,000 and $650,000.
Queenstown Commercial/Sanderson Group CEO Jared Baronian states: ‘‘We have a solid track record in the design and construction of luxury developments, and protecting the
future value for anyone who buys into Kawarau Heights is a key consideration for us.
‘‘We felt the best way to ensure this and demonstrate our design guidelines was to deliver
a number of homes across the site.’’
These will include a mix of pavilions — single, double and triple — and flat-roof homes.
Local Colliers agent James O’Hagan, who’s marketing the subdivision with colleague
Raylene McQueen, believes it’s Queenstown’s best-kept secret due to its elevation, spectacular views, all-day sun, and privacy yet convenience to amenities.
‘‘Values are underpinned by the boutique positioning, strong development design controls,
the north-facing aspect and developer track record of building high-quality developments and homes.’’
O’Hagan says they’ve been inundated with registrations of interest, and therefore expect
strong demand for each stage release.
With the first-stage infrastructure works finishing this month, the first 25 titles will be
issued next April/May, the next 30 in July, and the remainder in mid to late 2023.