Britten Stables: Grand Designs dream home up for sale in Christchurch

The home is up for sale in Christchurch. Photo: Supplied
The home is up for sale in Christchurch. Photo: Supplied
The luxurious home once belonging to world-renowned motorcycle designer John Britten is up for sale in Mona Vale in Christchurch.

The centrepiece is its spectacular glass conservatory; the curved marble staircase that sweeps through the internal garden to the surrounding balcony above.

Britten's daughter and her husband restored the property after it was badly damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.

Spectacular glass conservatory and curved marble staircase. Photo: Supplied
Spectacular glass conservatory and curved marble staircase. Photo: Supplied
Isabelle Weston and her husband Tim Weston spent $2.5m to restore it and took three years to rebuild.

"We have some big news to share," they posted on Instagram.

"After a lot of consideration, we have made the difficult and emotional decision to put The Stables on the market."

"We know this incredibly special place will continue to bring magic to another family's life."

A heated plunge pool sits in the centre of the conservatory. Photo: Supplied
A heated plunge pool sits in the centre of the conservatory. Photo: Supplied
The Britten Stables have its roots as the horse stable for Mona Vale and was significantly remodelled in 2018.

It was home to John Britten where he crafted 10 of his legendary Britten motorcycles until his death in 1995.

The restoration featured on New Zealand's Grand Designs with the home featuring a heated plunge pool, a wine cellar, media room, and master bedroom with his-and-hers ensuite.

A newly completed, New York-style loft apartment, located in a separate dwelling, overlooks the garden and provides yet more options to establish a home office or further accommodation.

The former Stables is on 1300 sq m in Mona Vale, Christchurch. Photo: Supplied
The former Stables is on 1300 sq m in Mona Vale, Christchurch. Photo: Supplied
It has four car garaging and sits on a total land size of 1303sq m.

"We are looking forward to spending more time with our kids and kicking off our next adventure, whatever that may be.

"In the meantime, it is business as usual and we look forward to welcoming guests for events and accommodation. Thanks for your support."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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