Tai Tapu Estate

A visually sensitive development in a coveted location

Tai Tapu Country Estate is a boutique development situated in the picturesque hills just west of Christchurch. It features just 26 ten acre blocks and 10 one hundred acre blocks, with boundaries stretching up to the Port Hills road.

The Estate represents a successful exercise in transformation. Having started life in the hands of another company, Hughes Development was invited to take the project over after its financer filed for bankruptcy. Understanding the unique appeal of the area, we were confident that the project could be turned around.

Upon commencement we rebranded the development Tai Tapu Country Estate and marketed it with great success. Through careful management and strict design control we ensured a visually sensitive, low impact development that complemented the beauty of the area. Now sold out, the Estate was a rare opportunity to own property in this sought after part of Canterbury.

  • Metrics
  • 36 lots
  • 10 - 100 acre
  • Highlights
  • Successfully turned around a project that had lost its way
  • Created a sense of grandeur with formal stone gateways and water features
  • Introduced covenants requiring approval of all house and landscaping designs to reduce impact in a visually sensitive area