Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Speaking of Homesteads............

If you’ve got a few spare millions hanging around, you might like to invest in what is considered one of Christchurch’s finest homes – the very beautiful, very English Daresbury, which was designed by the acclaimed architect, Samuel Hurst Seagar and built between 1897 and 1901 for the very lucky George Humphreys. It was the Governor General’s residence in 1940 and 1950 and the Duke of York, King George VI was a guest. I’ve biked past this place on the nearby railway cycle track for years and drooled over every tantalising glimpse. It’s built over three stories and its 50 rooms include four big ground floor reception rooms; and upstairs, at least six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The top level includes a guest suite and entertaining area. Love it. Love it. Love it!

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