PHOTO: STREETVIEW The house was described as one of Auckland’s most iconic architecturally inspired residences.

A buyer of a property on one of Auckland’s most exclusive streets has lost a legal battle to claim he was misled by the previous owner.

The case was heard by the High Court in Auckland in February, and the judgment released this week.

Zhaowu Shen, who speaks Mandarin but not English, bought the home from Andrey Yurievich Ossyanin, who speaks Russian but not English, in 2013.

The property, on Wairangi St, had a CV of $11.5 million at the time of sale, and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an indoor spa and sauna, billiard room, swimming pool and harbour views. It also has a self-contained apartment for guests or staff.