Stonebridge Homestead, Queenstown
The original Stonebridge homestead set the benchmark of quality for what has become regarded as Queenstown’s finest lifestyle hamlet.
The estate is set on over an acre of private land and enjoys the shared ownership of forty acres which forms a buffer from other development.
The ‘French Norman’ style home is split into three main structures joined by an attractive entrance courtyard. The main house is to the north with a separate cottage containing workshop and artist studio to the south. This cottage would be readily converted into a separate guest’s accommodation with two bedrooms, kitchenette, en-suite and large living room. An additional barn for boat storage, dry firewood and gardening equipment is to the western side of the courtyard.
Built from 300mm Hebel concrete block and finished in plaster the thick walls give the feeling of it lasting centuries. Combined with aged hardwood beams and antique French terracotta tiles in the main living areas, the timeless feel is complete. The kitchen connects to a superb conservatory and outdoor entertaining area with a schist stone fireplace and barbecue, all within close proximity to the wine cellar.
Upstairs the en-suited master bedroom has sensational views and a large dressing room with built in cabinetry. On that level, the upstairs office could easily be converted to an en-suited bedroom if required.
On the ground floor two guest bedrooms share an adjoined bathroom, both generously sized rooms with views north to Coronet Peak ski-field. A very well appointed library opens to the north with views over a landscaped feature pond that is seen from all the main living areas. The double garage has internal access to the ground floor and houses the diesel boiler that fuels the homes economical in-slab heating system.
The property shares an entrance from both Domain Road and the western end of Speargrass Flat Road – one of the most photographed tree lined roads in New Zealand.