Parihoa Farmhouse

The ultimate farm required the ultimate farmhouse.

A bold vision by New Zealanders Mack and Anne Storey, and internationally acclaimed architect, Andrew Patterson, saw the creation of award-winning Parihoa Farmhouse in 2008.

The uber-modern 641 square metre home is positioned near the edge of a cliff overlooking the Tasman Sea. The westerly orientation of the house ensures it captures the heavenly coastal sunsets.

Read about Patterson’s architectural philosophy, which underpins the design of the house, completed in 2008.

Download the Parihoa Farmhouse Floor Plan as a PDF.


Parihoa Farmhouse boasts four generous bedrooms, each capturing the spectacular views of both the Tasman Sea and the farm. Three of the guest bedrooms are contained in their own corridor, while the master bedroom suite is separated into the private northwestern corner of the house. The main guest room includes an ensuite bathroom, while the two other guest rooms share a generous bathroom. The master suite has a large walk-in closest and the bathroom contains a double shower.

The house has been built for entertaining and contains four social zones:

  • an expansive lounge room: with jaw dropping views of the ocean, and a large fireplace. Floor to ceiling sliding doors on three sides, which can be fully opened on a calm day mean this room truly brings the outside in;
  • the terrace: just beyond the lounge room, the metre wide terrace provides an exceptional place to take in the spectacular sunsets, and enjoy outdoor barbecues and casual outside lounging;
  • a generous family room: featuring its own fireplace, and looking across the pool in the inner courtyard. Catching the morning sun, this room provides a cosy space in winter, with a grand piano and a projector screen TV.
  • a large internal courtyard: complete with a sizable heated swimming pool and six-person hot tub, this space provides the perfect area for catching the sun by day or the stars by night. The courtyard also contains an outdoor fireplace.

Other amenities include an office, a three-car garage, a well-equipped kitchen and additional butler’s kitchen, underfloor heating in all bathrooms, and Bose stereo sound throughout.