Villa and Gardens

Built in 1990, the house was commissioned by a successful Bay of Islands ‘Mills and Boon’ romantic novelist, and designed by Martyn Evans, an architect with a reputation for designing curvaceous and unusual buildings throughout New Zealand and Europe. It was intended as a place to inspire the author’s literary muse. It was substantially updated during 2011, with the cottage receiving a gentle facelift during winter 2013. The Far North Turner Centre arts and entertainment complex in Kerikeri Village is probably one his best known local designs.

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