Constructed on the site of New Zealand’s first commercial vineyard, Lansdowne House is a three story ‘tudor’ mansion of some 12000 square feet, built in the style of a grand English country estate. The building boasts the best of English and New Zealand building materials. The wood work is hand selected, native Rimu and Totara with all the mullioned lead light windows imported from England. The grand staircase is beautifully proportioned and all the rooms, both reception and bedrooms are on a larger than life scale with 3.6 metre wood ceilings. Indeed, each of the floors amasses over 4000 square feet (370 square meters).