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The Britten Stables - Building and Rebulding a Home. Still available - see description


** Please note, these are unavailable to purchase on our website but still available. If you wish to buy a copy, email us on the contact page and your inquiry will be sent on to Isabelle Britten to arrange a purchase.

This high-quality hardcover coffee table book has been designed and printed in Christchurch New Zealand and features a Silk Laminate Cover with Gold Foil details. A generous 188 pages long, it truly is something special to behold and makes an excellent gift.

It delves deep into the remarkable story that spans two generations of the Britten family; the revival of the treasured family home and workshop where the Britten motorcycle was built.

Legendary New Zealand designer and engineer, John Britten, ambitiously converted the former Mona Vale horse stables into his home and workshop in the 1980s. John was inspired by the London Kew Gardens and created his own magnificent glass palace filled with trees, marble and impressive limestone pillars. Unfortunately, John’s time and incredible career were both cut short when he passed away from cancer, leaving his young family to grow up in the dream home he’d left behind. 

When the house was severely damaged in Canterbury’s 2011 earthquakes, a decision had to be made regarding the Stable’s future. John’s eldest daughter, Isabelle, and her husband Tim, share their emotional renovation journey, how they stayed true to John’s vision and how they made The Stables their own.


Limited edition. All orders will be hand packaged and sent from The Britten Stables, in Christchurch, New Zealand.


Free shipping in NZ by spending $60 or more. 

$60 or less? Shipping is charged at a flat rate of $10.

Delivery times vary but typically you will receive your order within 5-10 days. 

Shipping to Australia is a flat rate of $15. Everywhere else is a flat rate of $25.

Any item can be refunded or exchanged if it is returned within 14 days of purchase. To be eligible for a return or exchange, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Read more on our Shipping & Returns page