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.