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High-profile Queenstown property on the market

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A landmark Queenstown residence that pays homage to mid-century modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright is being offered to the market for the first time.

The much-admired alpine property known as Thomas House, located at 90 Park Street, was built for entrepreneurial businessman David Thomas AM and his late wife Barbara.

The Thomases are among Australia’s largest environmental philanthropists, having donated over $40 million to conservation projects in Australia and New Zealand through their Thomas Foundation.

The substantial 451sq m residence is set in an expansive 2,150sq m lakefront setting in a tightly held street envied for its lake frontage, panoramic views, and 10-minute walkable proximity to Queenstown Town Centre.

NZ_AucklandCBD_Communications_High profile Queenstown property on the market_Image 190 Park Street is a landmark Queenstown residence that boasts panoramic lakefront views.

James O’Hagan of Colliers Queenstown has been appointed as the exclusive agent for the sale and marketing campaign.

“It is unusual for a property to offer so many unique and appealing attributes. The residence itself is a timeless architectural statement. I think it would be one of the most admired and photographed homes in Queenstown, and it’s on Park Street - one of the most desirable addresses in the area,” O’Hagan says.

“The site is expansive, lakefront, zoned high density and has a unique 117m triple street frontage over two titles. The land affords multiple future development options, and at 62m, has the widest lake frontage of any residential home in the Queenstown town centre area. We anticipate strong interest on the basis of this being a very special property offering.”

NZ_AucklandCBD_Communications_High profile Queenstown property on the market_Image 2The property spans 451sq m and offers many unique and appealing attributes for potential buyers.

Thomas House was designed by noted Australian architect Andrew Wiley with interiors by the late George Freedman. The award-winning park-like gardens, planted exclusively in natives, were designed by landscape Ralf Krüger.

The main residence offers formal living zones designed to maximise lake and mountain views, a dedicated art gallery with art storage and a commercial grade wine store. There are three bedrooms in the main residence with a separate lake-facing self-contained studio with private patio and parterre garden.

The home is being offered for sale by deadline private treaty closing 18 May, unless sold prior.

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James O'Hagan

Commercial Broker | Sales Consultant

Queenstown

James’ real estate career spans over 20 years, with global experience gained in Australia, the United States, the Middle East and New Zealand. He has held senior management positions in Sales & Marketing, Development Management, Asset Management and Project Marketing and was previously Managing Director and Sales Manager for Colliers Otago. 

James specialises in selling residential and commercial real estate and residential development projects. His knowledge and professionalism are highly respected by his clients and industry colleagues.

James holds multiple degrees including a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University New York as well as post and undergraduate degrees in Property Economics, Advertising and Business. His interest in architecture and construction led him to develop his own projects and in 2020 he won an NZIA Architecture and Master Builder awards for his Kawarau Falls residence.

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