Sir John Key's former mansion among Trade Me's top property listings for 2022

While giant leaps in interest rates may have put a damper on many potential home buyers' plans, it hasn't stopped Kiwis from having a nosy at houses for sale online.

Trade Me has revealed its most popular property listings of 2022 featuring a former Prime Minister's mansion, a 167-year-old derelict home and even an 1890s replica Old West town.

"Every year a range of unique listings capture the country's attention and take out the top spots as our most viewed properties of the year. There is something for everyone on the 2022 list; from a grand lifestyle estate, to an 1890s replica Old West town," Trade Me Property Sales Director Gavin Lloyd said.

Claiming the title of Trade Me's number one listing with 197,929 views was a Christchurch dream property for equestrian lovers.

Listed on the market for the first time in 20 years, the Yaldhurst property featured an Olympic-sized arena and horse jumps nestled on a generous 20,224 sqm section, Lloyd said. 

The Yaldhurst home.
The Yaldhurst home. Photo credit: Supplied

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key's $23.5 million Parnell mansion made the number two spot with 170,356 views. The seven-bedroom home includes a private gym, theatre, wine cellar, pool and spa.

Former prime minister’s mansion.
Former prime minister’s mansion. Photo credit: Supplied

Auckland properties also took out third and fourth place. A Remuera property, viewed 130,543 times featured a spacious gym, games room, golf simulator and professional basketball hoop, and a Saint Mary's Bay home followed with 128,282 views.

Remuera home.
Remuera home. Photo credit: Supplied
Saint Mary's house.
Saint Mary's house. Photo credit: Supplied

A Wanaka house integrating a North American lodge-style home design came in fifth spot with 87,510 views.

Wanaka lodge.
Wanaka lodge. Photo credit: Supplied

At number six was the 167-year-old Englefield house located in Central Christchurch, viewed 76,629 times. 

The historic house was built by William Guise Brittan, a major figure in founding the Canterbury settlement, however, the building has suffered extensive damage from the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

167-year-old Englefield house.
167-year-old Englefield house. Photo credit: Supplied

An Old West town sits at number seven with 76,203 views. The town features ten main buildings, including a licensed saloon, a courthouse that doubles as a movie theatre, and a sheriff's office. 

Old West town.
Old West town. Photo credit: Supplied

Number eight was a Wellington property in Eastbourne and number nine was a house in Christchurch's Cashmere.

Wellington property.
Wellington property. Photo credit: Supplied
Cashmere home.
Cashmere home. Photo credit: Supplied

In 10th place, was a six-bedroom property in Whitford, south-east of Auckland, which is the only property still currently for sale. 

Whitford property.
Whitford property. Photo credit: Supplied