House of Parihoa

Written by Matthew Chapman, Owner

One day, back in 2012, I typed "cliff house" into a web browser. Up came Parihoa Farm in New Zealand, for sale through Sothebys, with what I now call the "House of Parihoa" as the centrepiece. As it did then, and now in 2024, this iconic house, created by New Zealand architect Andrew Patterson, still blows me away. I am selling it as part of my transition and will miss it tremendously.

It is available on its own, surrounded by 25.7 acres of land, or as part of the separate Parihoa Farm listing (which includes Table Top Farm, House of Parihoa and Tirikohua Point Farm). The black fortress of the House of Parihoa sticks to the land like an alien spaceship that has landed. It is unbelievable from all angles, primarily since it is not domesticated with gardens or structures. It is often surrounded by sheep that stray from our neighbouring Table Top Farm.


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In 2022, we added the Jewel Box. It is the size of seven car spaces and has been a space for music, fitness and creativity amongst my friends. The Jewel Box has heated floors, electric blinds, an incredible sound system, and a wine cellar with space for 500 bottles underneath.

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Completed in 2008, the House of Parihoa has four large bedrooms with ocean views, two of which have ensuites and two share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The summer living room is "wow" and captures the ocean and sunsets in full glory. It has a winter living room with peaceful farm views. The centre courtyard has a pool and spa, protected from the elements.



Juxtaposed between rolling farmland and dramatic surf below the cliffs, the House of Parihoa is the trophy of Muriwai, New Zealand.




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If more space was needed, a wellbeing pavilion could be added in the top corner of the 25.7 acres of the property. Planting would ensure access to the neighbouring Tabletop Farm does not infringe on your privacy if it was sold separately. Alternatively, buy this farm too!

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The House of Parihoa defined my life from 2013 - 2023. I now seek my successor to look after this extraordinary piece of architecture. It can be sold fully furnished with or without all my carefully curated furniture.


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House of Parihoa

4 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | Pool | Hot Tub

Built for entertaining, the House of Parihoa is spacious with jaw-dropping views of the ocean. The space features many retractable floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that showcase the raw beauty of the coast and farm.

25.7 Acres

Tasman Sea & Table Top Farm

4 Car

Sleeping Arrangements

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Bedroom One

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Bedroom Two

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Bedroom Three