New Zealand Estate With Sunken Garden, Sky Murals

This estate in Auckland, New Zealand, features two formal sunken gardens, a pool and a tennis court. The home includes a two-story peach-colored traditional foyer with staircase, a bright yellow sitting room with a sky mural on the ceiling, a wood-paneled library with striped walls, and an elegant dining rooms where the walls are covered with a beautiful vine mural.

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Barfoot & Thompson Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Sunken Formal Garden and House

A beautifully-manicured formal garden seems ready made for garden parties and afternoon tea. This is one of two sunken gardens, both picturesquely surrounded by a red brick wall.
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Formal Garden With Geometric Hedges

Get lost in the maze of perfectly clipped, geometric hedges. The estate encompasses a little over a half acre with gardens, lawns and enough room for a pool and (yes, and!) a tennis court.
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Orange Traditional Foyer With Stairs

The peach-colored foyer glows a warm welcome. Its ceiling is two stories high, and beautiful arched windows all around the front door let in plentiful sunlight.
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Yellow Traditional Sitting Room With Sky Mural

With its blue sky mural on the ceiling and sunshine yellow walls, this sitting room is transformed into a charming wonderland.
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Yellow Traditional Sitting Room With Tufted Sofa

Cheery colors give whimsical personality to the series of sitting rooms just off the foyer. In the home's original 1914 life, they were known as the morning room, drawing room and sun room.
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Traditional Library With Striped Walls

Plenty of dapper style in the two-story library. Walls are covered in a handsome colorful stripe. And an upper level balcony makes it easy to reach all the books.
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Traditional Dining Room With Vine Mural

One could imagine a dinner party of fairy tale characters having a grand time in the enchanting dining room. A wonderful mural of birds and flowers fills the walls and French doors open out into the garden.
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Yellow Sunroom With Sky Mural

Rich, jungle colors bring the warmth to this sunroom, whatever the weather. And, thanks to ceiling's mural, skies are always a soft, cloudy blue.
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Green Bedroom With Fireplace

The home's six bedrooms are found on the second floor. Three of them include ensuite bathrooms. And this sherbet green bedroom continues the house's fun color play.
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Trellis and Formal Garden

Step through a charming trellis into one of the home's two sunken gardens. Polished formal landscaping keeps the grounds just as lovely as they must have been for the home's original owner over a hundred years ago.
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Copper Gazebo and Hedges

A copper-covered gazebo, or folly, is a secluded retreat in the center of the formal garden. Bring your own lemonade and playing cards!
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