The Details

Address: 70 Longhurst Terrace, Cashmere

Title Detail
Lots 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 | DP 301576

Total land area

Land Description
Predominantly level

Living Hills

Ray Hawthorne Design

Onsite Construction Ltd

Eliot Sinclair

Interior Designer
Sue Martin Design

Code of Compliance
#10039646 issued 3/2/2010 #10027355 issued 24/11/2009

Rating Valuations
Lots 12, 13, 14, 15: $5,840,000
Lot 11: $370,000
Lots 12, 13, 14, 15: $20,420.48
Lot 11: $1,879.38

Construction Period
Four years

Designed to accommodate large, blended or multi-generational families.

At a Glance

Ground Level

  • Spacious 6m x 5.5m high circular entry
  • Formal 12m x 6.5m lounge and dining area
  • Living room with kitchen, dining and breakfast alcove
  • Kitchen with high end appliances, large double oven, granite bench tops and scullery
  • Guest bedroom with ensuite and kitchenette
  • Double bedroom with ensuite
  • Office 6m x 5m
  • Storeroom
  • Four car internal access garage
  • Air-conditioned plant room
  • Fully enclosed heated, tiled 20m swimming pool with air-conditioning and active ventilation
  • Large laundry at the swimming pool level serviced by a three-floor laundry shute
  • Shower room with WC

Lower Ground

  • 1,100 bottle wine cellar with cooling system
  • Workshop 7m x 5.5m with an externally accessed glasshouse

Upper floor

  • Hydraulic lift servicing it from the ground floor
  • Double bedroom with ensuite
  • Generous master suite with kitchenette, full ensuite and double dressing room
  • A circular sunroom


Heating and Cooling


  • All living and upper floor areas are serviced with ducted air-conditioning
  • The guest room and the office have independent air-conditioning
  • All rooms including the swimming pool room have under floor or under tile heating


  • Solid concrete 300mm walls, stairs and all floors
  • Walls and ceiling are fully insulated throughout
  • Exterior finish in solid plaster
  • Spouting with 3mm solid copper downpipes
  • Feature entrance clad in Oxford Black Stone
  • Aluminum double glazed windows and doors
  • Clay tiled roof in “Romane Canal” from France (spare tiles are stored on site)
  • Extensive use of natural stone throughout the home. Bathrooms – Jerusalem
  • Marble, Hall and Kitchen floors – Travertine Marble
  • Outside patios in Timaru Blue Stone
  • American Oak internal doors and joinery
  • Door hardware and solid brass fittings

The Grounds

  • Flat entry with a large 17m turning circle and feature electric gates. The whole property has extensive boundary walls and fences with 3,000m2 of flat lawns
    Positioned 151m above sea level, the site is in the frost-free Goldilocks Zone and can grow citrus fruit trees also natives that cannot be grown in Christchurch – such as
  • Flowering Gums, Pohutukawa Spring Fire, Maori Princess, Puriri, Titoki, Rata trees. Also, Bougainvillea and Australian Frangipani trees grow well on the property
    A four-metre-high retaining wall is the back drop for a garden that features
  • Lemons, Limes, Tangelos, Mandarins, Grapefruit, Passionfruit Trees and extensive gardens have some 95 Rhododendrons and many other feature plants

Lighting, Sound and Vision

  • The home and gates are controlled by a C-Bus system that has been fully updated during 2016 to the latest “Control Four” controls for sound and vision
  • A full sound system into all rooms with key pads
  • All lights have been updated to LEDs during 2016


  • Crombie Lockwood NZ Ltd
  • Broker, Scott Carberry
  • Insurer, Vero
  • Annual Premium $8,406

Earthquake History

  • The property suffered superficial damage in the February 2011 earthquake. The main damage was to dry stone walls, cracks to lawns, paving and boundary walls
  • The swimming pool tiles were removed, the walls fully strengthened and repaired
  • The whole mortar system has been replaced by a plastic mortar to future proof the roof
  • The main structure suffered no damage – not one crack in the large entry plaster surface or stone work
  • The home is built on solid rock protecting the structure
  • Cunningham Lindsay appointed an International Loss Adjuster, Brandi Betz within two weeks of the earthquake. Brandi Betz handled the EQC claim and the Insurers Vero. Authority was provided to the owners to self-manage the repairs, these were completed within 4 months
  • The total claim for repairs was $293,438.34 including EQC claim of $115,000. Claim #163824
  • Paid out in full by Vero and EQC by September 2011