This is an historic Christchurch building called the ‘Sign of the Takahe”. It’s located on the Cashmere Hills with stunning views of Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains. It’s a restaurant and bar, as well as a venue for weddings.
“The first stone was laid in 1908 but, following an extraordinary string of events, the building didn’t open until 1949 two years after the Christchurch City Council took control. It has a totally unique two story asymmetrical plan encompassing entirely different architectural styles. The northwest façade, which overlooks the Canterbury Plains, is reminiscent of a gothic style English Manor House of the 14th century while the southwest corner features a 17th century style baroque three story crenellated tower. The eastern aspect is in the style of a Dickensian Inn from the late 18th century England. Source: Sign of the Takahe Website