Plans for new Key family mansion on tennis court revealed

It could be game, set and match to former Prime Minister Sir John Key.

In September the Weekend Herald reported that the Key family had sold their St Stephens Ave mansion, but were planning to keep a tennis court on the big site for a future development.

This week the Herald obtained plans for the site – submitted by Ken Whitney, once described as Key’s lawyer – which reveal a new light-filled home on what is now the tennis court beside the family’s Parnell home.

Sir John Key, with his wife Bronagh. Photo / Brett Phibbs