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10 Purple Peak, Akaroa, New Zealand

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Use the colour palette above to select the colour for 10 Purple Peak

Looking for a home that you can make your mark on before you’ve even moved in?

‘Colour My World’ gives you, the purchaser, an opportunity to select a swatch from the Resene Colour Palate above in order to envision a preferred colour on your new home at 10 Purple Peak Road. Perhaps you prefer something a little bit different or you’d appreciate something more conservative; create your dream, spark your imagination and leave your mark on this outstanding property offering.

 

Such was the overwhelming appeal of this 15,230sqm beautiful property the current owner invested well beyond the usual level of home improvements to ensure year round comfort, ease of access and the joy of unrivalled seclusion.

 

75 kilometres from Christchurch

Purple Peak

The expansive grounds feature winding, manicured pathways that invite a leisurely stroll of discovery past water features and on through delightful groves of citrus fruits, walnut trees and native plantings. Bathed in all-day sun, the light-filled house comprises two living areas, a separate dining area plus a large sunroom to perfectly showcase those remarkable views and which is the ultimate spot in which to relax. Not to be outdone the fully appointed kitchen enjoys views of both the harbour and the surrounding native bush.


Picturesque location, rich in history and boasting a unique blend of French and New Zealand cultures

 

The House is being sold fully furnished

As our vendor is now based in Sydney this luxurious home is being sold fully furnished, including the flat screen TV's, imported furniture, linen, appliances, crockery, cutlery and a variety of artworks

The striking Mediterranean style blends seamlessly with the natural bush environment complemented with fastidiously designed gardens matched only by the beauty of the outstanding views of Akaroa Harbour and surrounding hillsides.


 

In addition to the house

It has it’s own water supply, year round comfort is assured due to double-glazed joinery, underfloor heating, heat pumps and two log fires along with a solar heating system

 Three
Bedroom
 Three Car
Garage
 Two
Bathroom
 Swimming
Pool & Spa
 Swedish
Sauna
 Large
Terrace
For BBQ
 Two Sunrooms
Or Extra
Bedroom

Akaroa

History

The French explorer Dumont D’Urville anchored in Akaroa Harbour in April 1840. He settled in the harbor basin because he (and his crew) were whalers and deserters from whaling ships or shore whaling stations. The French village remained small, it was estimated to be approximate 50 hectares and comprising approximately 217 people. The settlers lived initially in tents and were consequently allocated a small parcel of land from the French surveyors who also arranged the layout of the streets. During this time Akaroa was a village where French was spoken, where the buildings looked different from the buildings of other early New Zealand settlements and where French officials exercised significant power and authority.

After being informed of the French intent to colonize Akaroa and use further as a whaling port, the English ship the "Britomart" was dispatched in order to proclaim sovereignty for the Crown. The "Britomart" arrived in Akaroa on 16 August and Captain Stanley raised the British flag and held a court at each of the occupied settlements. Soon after, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed as an agreement between the British Crown and the indigenous Māori population confirming the British “stamp” in Akaroa.

Although Akaroa was never a shore whaling station, four try pots in the town are reminders that whaling played a key role in the establishment of Akaroa as a European town. The three which are now set in brick close to the French landing site were placed first, in about 1913, near the base of Dalys Wharf. The try pots are the town’s only tangible reminders of the importance of whaling in its early history.



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The town’s historic character has, understandably, come to be regarded as a more important element in the town’s special character as years have passed.

Architectural Overview

Akaroa is a town of special historic interest and architectural significance. The special historic interest stems from its having been founded as the only organised French settlement in New Zealand.

Akaroa’s character is set by older buildings to an extent greater than is the case for any other New Zealand town. The Historic Places Trust recognized Akaroa’s unique early history and its remarkable collection of historic buildings. The fact that Akaroa was founded by settlers sent out by a French colonising company has misled some into thinking that Akaroa today has a French character. But the 19th and early 20th century buildings that set Akaroa’s character are of a “Colonial Vernacular” style that owes more to British than to French precedents making it a unique and truly spectacular place to visit.

The existence of gardens and orchards within the built up area of Akaroa has been a key element of its character.

The belief that Akaroa is a special place is deeply rooted. When Lord Lyttelton visited the town in 1868 (travelling from Christchurch via Pigeon Bay and crossing the intervening range to Akaroa Harbor) he noted that Akaroa had “a singular charm. It had the appearance of remoteness and isolation from all mankind.”

The town’s historic character has, understandably, come to be regarded as a more important element in the town’s special character as years have passed.

One constant feature in people’s understanding of what makes the town special is it’s setting, on the edge of a magnificent harbor, surrounded by high, craggy hills. Akaroa has also been appreciated by successive generations for the generous gardens and notable trees that have been typical of a town with a reasonably low density of development in comparison to surrounding cities.

The best summary of what constitutes Akaroa’s historic character today emerged during discussions and consultation in the early 21st century on design guidelines for the town. The town’s historic character was defined as “the visual and aesthetic impact that results from the relationship between a wide range of authentic old buildings, and the impact of, and the relationship they have to, the space around them, adjoining buildings and the streetscape”.

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Akaroa is a town of special historic interest and architectural significance. The special historic interest stems from its having been founded as the only organised French settlement in New Zealand.

CONTACT INFO

Vue De La Mer - Akaroa

10 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa

SALESPERSON

Rosemarie de Jong

Mobile +64 27 240 8005

Phone +64 3 375 4700

rosemarie.dejong@bayleys.co.nz

Rosemarie de Jong
Colour Your World

10 Purple Peak Road, Akaroa, New Zealand

For Sale, Price By Negotiation.

‘Colour My World’ gives you, the purchaser, an opportunity to select the next colour for this luxury property. 10 Purple Peak will be repainted at the Vendors cost.