Off-grid luxury and total privacy at the top of New Zealand’s South Island


Falcon Brae is an exclusive use luxury villa located at the confluence of the Stanley Brook and Motueka River, near Nelson at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. The “falcon” in the name resonates in the elliptical curved wing-like roofs and refers to the resident falcons on the property, and “brae” is Scottish for “a hill above a river. The Villa perches high above the Motueka river with 360-degree views of the mountainous million-acre Kahurangi National Park and the picturesque Motueka Valley. Nearby are two additional national parks, Abel Tasman along the coast, and Nelson Lakes at the foot of the Southern Alps. Though private and secluded, Falcon Brae Villa can be reached by road (50-minutes) or by helicopter (15 minutes) from Nelson Airport.

The award-winning architecturally designed contemporary Villa features a sumptuous and expansive Great Room with a soaring 5 meter ceiling (16.4 ft), magnificent stone fireplace, and sunken bar. As the owners of this Villa are musicians and recording artists, the Great Room is designed for excellent acoustics, with a grand piano and guitars available for guest use. In addition, the Villa boasts a media theatre, show kitchen, 4 dining areas, and a stunning collection of New Zealand art. Directly in front of the Helipad Terrace, guests can relax in the “Games Den” housing modern gym equipment, pool table, table tennis, darts and a classic video game arcade table.

The large entertainment deck overlooking the mountains and river has multiple features including a sparkling pool, outdoor heated spa, seating area around a fire pit and a barbeque for outdoor dining and relaxing under a shaded pergola. On the other side of the Villa, a secluded outdoor hot tub surrounded by native bush is…

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