Dunedin, New Zealand – If you’re in Dunedin and have the means to splurge on something exotic, you can buy it in your local stores.
And that’s exactly what is happening to a custom house that has been on the market for more than a year.
The house in question is a custom-built house in Dunestein and has been the subject of an online auction in New Zealand since the end of September.
Owner Andrew Dickey and his partner, Michelle, had decided to build the home in Dunesepear, Auckland, to be a holiday home after the death of their mother.
“We wanted a house that we could call our own, with a sense of community, so we took that upon ourselves,” Andrew Dickies said.
In a nutshell, the Dicksies are a traditional Kiwi family who wanted a home that would be an alternative to their parents’ house.
It was a decision that had to be made, Andrew Dickers said, because he couldn’t find the land to build on.
Andrew Dicks is pictured with Michelle.
(Supplied: Andrew Dicks)”There’s no one else to build that house on, so I needed to make the decision.
I could go to the local authorities to ask for permission, but I didn’t want to do that.”
We just had to find out where it was, and it’s a beautiful piece of land, so it wasn’t a big deal.
“And so it’s been on our minds a bit.”
And Andrew Dickson says he wasn’t worried about the local land issues.
He bought the property from an estate agent and spent the next year and a half making the house happen.
After about a year, the family decided to sell the house.
“It was really hard to sell it.
We had bought it for $200,000, so the price was pretty much what we thought it was going to be.”
But then we got the news from the local council, which said we’d been given the go-ahead by the council, so there was no need to sell.
It was like, ‘You know what, we’re going to go ahead and do it’.””
[The council] said it was OK, but they didn’t know exactly what we needed to do, because the property was so valuable that the council had been giving out grants for years to people who wanted to make a custom home.”
“It was like, ‘You know what, we’re going to go ahead and do it’.”
I’m very proud of that house, but we also have to realise that we didn’t do the right thing.
We didn’t build the right house, we built a bad one, and that’s what we’re very sorry about.
“We’re not putting up a lot, but it’s got a lot going for it.””
(It’s) got an old house, which we bought for $100,000,” he said.
“We’re not putting up a lot, but it’s got a lot going for it.”
I think it’s going to sell for well over $100 million.
“Andrew and Michelle Dickson (Supp)Andrew and his wife, Michelle Dicks, and their two daughters, Emily, six, and Charlotte, five, have been making the Dunedin custom house their primary focus since the house was first built.
They have recently bought a neighbouring property and are now working to complete the new home.
A custom house is a home built to be an escape or a destination, or an escape for a group of friends or family members.
With the Dunesteins house being a customised version of a traditional Dunedin home, the couple has built it to resemble a Victorian mansion.
The property is situated in a small suburb of Dunedin called Dunedin City.
As the owner of the Dunestate, Andrew said he wanted to create a community that would feel like a home, not just a home.”
That’s why we’re doing this.
It’s not just about being a holiday house, it’s about being in a community and living a life where you are proud of what you have done.
“Andrew said the Dunes are very open about their desire to have a family-friendly house.”
If you want to get involved, you just have to be open to the idea of living a family life,” he told ABC Radio New Zealand.
But for now, Andrew says he is happy with the house he is building and has no plans to move on.
He said he was very lucky to have found the property and to have been able to build a house of his own.”
It’s been an amazing experience, it has been a