In 1956-7, fresh from conquering the world's highest peak, Sir Edmund Hillary built his family home in the heart of Remuera. This was to prove a haven for Sir Ed for the remainder of his life. Despite his many accomplishments overseas, this was the place to which he loved to return. It was the scene of many a family gathering and party, with dignitaries from all over the world experiencing the special Hillary brand of hospitality and entertainment. Most of his writing and planning for expeditions and aid projects was carried out here, and he never had the inclination to live permanently anywhere else. The property is now for sale. Set on a right of way 1773m site, there is an opportunity to upgrade the original home, or could this be the mountain on which to build your own wonderful home, with boundaries reaching down to the foothills of Kings Prep?If you would like to receive street statistics or our weekly email, Talking Point, which includes new listings and current market news, please email David Rainbow and put PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR EMAIL DATABASE or PLEASE SEND STREET STATISTICS in the subject line.