The former Speight family holiday home in Broad Bay, Dunedin. Photo supplied.
The owner of a historic Dunedin estate is calling time.
A former holiday home which once belonged to the Speight
brewing family is being offered for sale.
The Broad Bay home was built in 1918, as a summer retreat for
Charles and Jessie Speight and their five children.
Mr Speight was the son of James Speight, who founded
Speight's Brewery in 1876 with partners William Dawson and
By 1887, it was New Zealand's largest brewery.
The property, at 13 Waikana St, includes four bedrooms, a
study, three bathrooms and a double garage with internal
The 0.3ha grounds include an established garden and croquet
The property was bought in 1997 by Sue More and her late
husband, Adrian, who extensively renovated the house.
The project won first prize in the 2002 Otago-Southland
Master Builders annual renovation awards.
Mrs More also converted a garage into antique and
collectables business, Broad Bay China, which is included in
''I am sad to be leaving, but I want to spend more time with
my five grandchildren in Wellington. So I'm going to move to
somewhere a bit smaller in Dunedin,'' Mrs More said
''It will be hard to leave. It's been a lovely place to live.
The people here are lovely and my customers are lovely,
Broad Bay China would continue trading in the interim, she
''I'm still buying and selling and hope to sell the shop as a
The property, which is listed with Bayleys Real Estate
Dunedin, has a rateable value of $1.04 million and sale price
of $1.3 million.