Grand Designs couple put Ponsonby apartment up for rent at $1600 a week

Arguably the bravest couple to share their building experience on Grand Designs NZ, Brendon Poole and Nikki Cliffe have listed the first three-bedroom apartment in their Ponsonby high-rise for $1600 a week – nearly double the “upper” median rate.

The listing is the next stage of the couple’s “big plan”. When they found they couldn’t afford the house of their dreams in Ponsonby, instead of downsizing their expectations, they raised them. They decided to borrow more and build more – an entire apartment block in Vinegar Lane.


Nikki Cliffe and Brendon Poole, seen here with son Cooper, 2, have listed the first rental apartment in their Ponsonby high-rise development in Vinegar Lane.