Britten Stables: Grand Designs dream home for sale in Christchurch


The luxurious house once owned by world famous motorcycle designer John Britten is for sale in Mona Vale in Christchurch.

The centerpiece is its spectacular glass veranda; the curved marble staircase that crosses the interior garden to the surrounding balcony above.

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

Isabelle Weston and her husband Tim Weston spent $ 2.5 million to restore it and took three years to rebuild it.

“We have great news to share,” they posted on Instagram.

“After much thought, we made the difficult and emotional decision to bring The Stables to market.”

“We know this incredibly special place will continue to bring magic to the lives of another family.”

The Britten Stables have their roots as a stable for Mona Vale and were extensively renovated in 2018.

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

The restoration was featured on New Zealand’s Great Designs with the house featuring a heated plunge pool, wine cellar, media room and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom for him and her. .

A recently completed New York-style loft, located in a separate unit, overlooks the garden and offers even more options for establishing a home office or other accommodation.

It has a garage for four cars and extends over a total plot of 1303 m².

“We can’t wait to spend more time with our kids and start our next adventure, whatever it is.

“Until then, business continues as usual and we look forward to welcoming guests for events and accommodations. Thank you for your support.”


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