Sometimes it feels like you finish cleaning the house just before you have to start over again.
Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.
You can't beat an English garden, be it in the country or town.
Impaled dolls' heads, body parts, Darth Vader - there's no white picket fence for these Aucklanders.
A wee town becomes a haven for those seeking the quiet, like the people who bought this.
As evening falls, the lights come on in this immaculate garden... and guests take their seats in a remarkable cinema.
A practical approach at this park-like garden - which features its own vineyard - has served its owners well.