Home On The Range
A Queenstown detached home with “views of the mountains, deer roaming nearby, and hills that change colour with the seasons,” is the Wall Street Journal’s ‘House of the Day’. On the market for NZ$4.35 million, owner David Speight, a retired farmer, purchased nearly 57ha of land in 1983 that has since been divided into three plots. The first section, where he built a house and garden, was sold in 2001. Another part is leased to his neighbour, who runs a deer farm. This house was built in 2002 on the remaining land. The home was built using locally sourced materials such as beech timber and schist stone. “Approximately 150 deer roam the surrounding farmland,” Speight said.