It was an awesome experience being involved in the relocation and restoration of three magnificant old villas from ‘red zoned’ land in Christchurch to the Gibbston Valley.

This architecturally designed cottage was a more recent addition adjacent to the main villa. The cottage is mostly used as an Airbnb and guest accommodation. It features an open plan living area looking out over the Gibbston Valley and Nevis Bluff with a mezzanine bedroom.


The main villa was featured on Grand Designs New Zealand in the moving mansion episode...

"On approach, the house is breath-taking," says Grand Designs NZ host Chris Moller. "It sits well in its new surroundings, rising magnificently before the majestic Nevis Bluff. Reported by NewsHub.

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Whether you’re doing a small renovation, building your house from scratch, lovingly restoring a piece of Central Otago’s history or embarking on a larger development project we can help.

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Gibbston Valley Villa - Airbnb Entrance.