Iconic Taranaki Arts and Crafts masterpiece


665 Pukearuhe Road, New Plymouth City Surrounds

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Iconic Taranaki Arts and Crafts masterpiece


Dramatically sited on a cliff top headland amongst 5.98 hectares of stunning bush and spectacular gardens at the northern end of Wai-iti beach, Wilkinson's Castle is an iconic masterpiece. Designed by Arts and Crafts architect James Chapman-Taylor, this majestic home was built almost entirely out of local materials, hand-adzed and constructed on-site, in line with tradition.

The ultimate hideaway or unique boutique retreat, its stunning craftsmanship gives this property a deserving place as one of the country's finest examples of Arts and Crafts architecture. Hand-crafted overhead beams, exposed stonework and hand-forged hinges transport you to another era. The passion and soul of this home envelopes you as soon as you enter the heavy timber doors, while respite and relaxation is the order of the day in the private and tranquil inner courtyard which is the heart of the home, accessed by rooms on all sides.

The spacious, open plan living areas and an enviable seven bedrooms (complemented by four bathrooms) give this proud home flexibility in terms of use.

It's no wonder that this impressive property has been a beloved backdrop for myriad memorable occasions, including wedding anniversaries and milestone birthdays. It's even used by creatives who harness the drama of its natural setting, from the white-capped waves of the Tasman Sea crashing against the cliff below, muted by the sound of Tui birdsong.

After 30 years of devoted tenure, the current owners have decided it's the right time to transfer this notable historic building into new stewardship and they are searching for owners to take this desirable property into its next phase of life.

Expressions of Interest - Closing 1pm Thu 29 Nov 2018 (Unless sold prior)

665 Pukearuhe Road, New Plymouth City Surrounds

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