MTV Cribs needs to check out this new cliff-top home in Auckland, New Zealand, that’s now owned by one very wealthy Chinese family.
This house not only boasts a spa, a wine cellar, a heated swimming pool and offices with city views, it is also located on the same street as Prime Minister John Key, according to the New Zealand Herald. Talk about location.
The property was sold by car dealer Bob McMillan and his wife Kerry for NZ$10.1 million ($6.5 million).
Auckland realtors were not surprised by the international purchase. “The dip in the dollar has increased the appetite for international buyers,” the real estate agency said. “Most recently we have been busy with wealthy Americans who can’t get enough of our perfect country.”
While NZ$10.1 million can buy you the New Zealand prime minister as a neighbor, NZ$7.5 million can buy you an entire island. That’s what one Chinese tycoon paid for the rights for Slipper Island, a 224-hectare island off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island with six homes, stunning beaches and an airstrip… or as the buyer likes to call it, her “toy.”
By Emily Lam
[Images via Sina]