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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Coronation Street fans baffled as SINKHOLE appears in Platts’ garden

‘What just happened?!’ Coronation Street fans baffled as a SINKHOLE appears in the Platt’s garden… as soap airs hour-long special ahead of return to six episodes

Coronation Street viewers were left baffled on Friday night as a sinkhole randomly appeared in the Platt family’s back garden. 

During the episode, David and Sarah Platt, Shona Ramsay and Nina Lucas gathered for a BBQ, but the festivities were interrupted by an almighty crash, leaving a massive hole in the grass.

The bizarre moment came amid the ITV soap’s first hour long special since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place and comes ahead of its return to six episodes a week. 

Say what?! Coronation Street viewers were left baffled on Friday night as a sinkhole randomly appeared in the Platt family's back garden

Say what?! Coronation Street viewers were left baffled on Friday night as a sinkhole randomly appeared in the Platt family’s back garden

The group were left dumbfounded as they stared down the huge crater in the middle of the garden, while Colin from the water company later told them the house was unsafe to now live in.

Watching the events unfold, Coronation Street viewers took to Twitter in their droves to comment on the shocking incident.

‘I know Shona was going for it on that trampoline but that’s ridiculous #Corrie’ commented one viewer. 

While another shared: ‘WTF just happened? How very 2020. #Corrie.’ 

Crash: During the episode, David and Sarah Platt, Shona Ramsay and Nina Lucas gathered for a BBQ, but the festivities were interrupted by an almighty crash, leaving a massive sinkhole

Crash: During the episode, David and Sarah Platt, Shona Ramsay and Nina Lucas gathered for a BBQ, but the festivities were interrupted by an almighty crash, leaving a massive sinkhole

‘Seen it all now. A sinkhole in #corrie’ tweeted a third watcher.

‘Wow! That sinkhole storyline is so random’ commented a shocked viewer.

With another adding: ‘And 2020 has just got even madder-#Corrie is doing a sinkhole storyline!’

Danger: The group are left dumbfounded as they stared down the huge crater in the middle of the garden, while Colin from the water company later tells them the house is unsafe to now live in

Danger: The group are left dumbfounded as they stared down the huge crater in the middle of the garden, while Colin from the water company later tells them the house is unsafe to now live in

Meanwhile, soap expert Sarah Marshall previously teased the sinkhole drama is set to be part of a bigger storyline for the Platts.

She said on This Morning earlier this month: ‘It initially means that the Platts are homeless – there’s always something going on there, there’s always bodies being buried there.

‘I can’t help thinking that if you’re going to go to the trouble of making a massive sinkhole, is this going to be part of a bigger storyline? And that’s what I’m hearing, possibly a big storyline coming up.’ 

Shock: Watching the events unfold, Coronation Street viewers took to Twitter in their drives to comment in the shocking goings on in the Street

Shock: Watching the events unfold, Coronation Street viewers took to Twitter in their drives to comment in the shocking goings on in the Street

Meanwhile, next week sees Coronation Street return to its usual six episodes per week.

Despite not going off air during the coronavirus lockdown, the soap had to ration episodes to just three a week, while production was halted for several months.

But with filming having recently resumed, albeit with social distancing restrictions, fans

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