This huge, 3-story, Victorian home is one of Nelson’s landmark properties—a stunning architectural statement that is testimony to the industriousness and optimism of early settlers. Built in 1854 and expanded thereafter, it's one of the only surviving Victorian Gothic revival homes in New Zealand and retains such original features as 2 Oriel windows, an octagonal tower, and a 1000 square foot grand ballroom with sprung Matai dancing floor and original Victorian walnut paintwork effects on the walls. Rooms are, as you might imagine, glamorously old-fashioned featuring claw-footed tubs and four-poster beds in many. Families should ask for the lower ground floor apartment (its sizable enough for the whole clan). At the heart of all this finery are two very gracious owners who make sure that all guests feel well taken care of.