''The Stable'' guest house and residence at 17 Brisbane St is one of the few surviving historic buildings in Queenstown and will be auctioned on February 15. Photo by James Beech.
A building incorporating a 140-year-old stable, believed to
be the second-oldest stone building in Queenstown, and
converted for guest accommodation, goes under the hammer in
Bed and breakfast operators Gordon and Isobel McIntyre have
owned in lived in ''The Stable'' at 17 Brisbane St since the
The property's quotable value is about $990,000.
The stone and concrete Category 2 historic place was built in
the 1870s and first used as a utility building, then a horse
The central part of the plaster and schist house was built by
the Government in the 1950s.
It was considered so well built by Queenstown architect
Michael Wyatt he incorporated it into the major renovation
and extension in 1989-90.
New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty sales associate
Colleen Murfin, of Queenstown, said yesterday the location of
the Stables close to the resort's centre, its potential and
its heritage set it apart from similarly valued properties.
''The inquiries have mostly been in keeping the B and B going
and the others are expressing interest in a house-office.''