Westin and Kierland are the largest villas in New Zealand and the largest home owners’ property in the world.
Now, with Westin’s and Kierlands’ villas getting new homes, this year they will be joined by the Kierslands’ former home.
Read moreThe two Westins are the first owners of New Zealand’s largest villa in more than 40 years, the Kierlands villa at Wairarapa, which has a pool, tennis court, spa, and a cinema.
The property, which is on the island of New Guinea, has been on the market for three years, but the Kinsons recently sold it for $1.2 million.
Kierlands, who is still living at the villas home, has a lot to say about his time in the villamans home, which he built in 1969 with a total of $5 million.
In his book The Kierslanders Home, published in 1990, Kierlands writes that the Kieslers were “in love with the Westins’ house.
They had to have one.
So they put together a special team and hired a specialist designer and a builder to build the home.
The result was a unique, spectacular house, with the same beautiful, flowing roof, and the same gorgeous gardens and trees that they loved so much.”
Kiers, who retired in 1992, tells me that when he bought the Westlin house in 1970, he paid $8 million for it.
He says he never expected to have a mansion on his island.
“I didn’t expect a luxury home in New Guinea.
I thought that was going to be my dream, but I thought I’d be able to do it,” he says.
Kiers says he and his wife spent the rest of their lives in New Guineans paradise, but when he got his first job in 1980, he had a feeling that something was off.
“When I first went to work, I didn’t realise I was a millionaire.
I think I was told that the salary for the year was $200,000,” he explains.
The Kierslings were given a five-year deal to manage their home, and when Westin died in 1991, Kierland and his brother became sole owners.
When Kierland died in 2002, the couple inherited the property, along with the Kicks, for $8.3 million.
They have since given it a new lease of life, and with the arrival of a new buyer this year, Kierlanders hopes the new owners will build a better, more spacious house on the property.
“We’ve had the opportunity to really think about the design, but it’s just been an absolute pleasure,” he tells me.
“The new owners are really interested in making sure that it’s a better house and a better experience, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them in and being a part of it.”
The Kiesls are now looking for a new home, with a price tag of $1 million.
They have asked the state government to make them a part owner of the Westlins house.