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So without further ado, let me introduce you to the magnificent residence of Casa Loma that I had the pleasure of photographing recently. Not the well known historic mansion and museum in Toronto, Canada but a grand and luxurious mansion nevertheless! Tucked away in 11 ha of native and exotic bush and landscaped gardens in the leafy green suburb of Tirohanga, Lower Hutt, sits this more than century-old regal lady overlooking the meandering Hutt River below. With a floor area of 560 square metres, the sprawling residence has numerous living areas, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a swimming pool and gym, plus garaging and parking for dozens of vehicles. While an expansive and luxurious property like this might well be a common sight in the English countryside for example, it’s certainly not something you expect to see everyday in the greater Wellington metropolitan area with its hilly topography and relatively small population.
Casa Loma means “Hill House” in Spanish and the best way to get a photograph of this rather large house on the hill and its surroundings is from the air. Below are a couple of shots I captured from my multi-rotor aircraft (ok its a tiny little drone but technically correct).