Kiwis baffled by interior design of Wellington’s most expensive house listing

a tall glass building: The house's unusual décor has caught the attention of Kiwis.

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The house’s unusual décor has caught the attention of Kiwis.

A palatial home for sale in Wellington has caught the attention of New Zealanders – and not just for its eye watering price.

With an asking price of $7,950,000, the 742-square metre Thorndon mansion is the most expensive house to ever come on the market in Wellington. But it’s a neon sign in one of the dining rooms that got the property listing onto social media site Reddit.

The sign reads “S I N” in large capital letters and users are baffled by it.

“Blasphemy. They sit there around that long table and blaspheme all evening. Sinners,” theorised one person.

Another said maybe the owners of the property “just like maths”. 

Sin is the shortened form of sine – a trigonometric function of an angle. Not everyone was a fan of the unusual decor with one person saying it was “tacky” and another claiming it to be a sign that “money can’t buy taste”.

The vendors who undertook the renovation of the massive property told Stuff they wanted their home to be “timeless and retain its character and uniqueness… but also to create spaces which are quirky, fun and functional”.

CoreLogic confirmed $7,950,000 is the highest asking price ever asked for a home in Wellington. The previous record is a sale earlier this year of a house in Clive Road that fetched $5,750,000.

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