Hollywood superstar Jason Statham is living it up in a $20 million harbourside house while filming a new movie in New Zealand, the Herald on Sunday can reveal.

Statham, well-known for a string of hit action flicks including The Transporter, Fast 8, Furious 7 and Snatch, is renting the five-bedroom mansion in Westmere, Auckland, while shooting killer shark film Meg.

The actor was spotted nipping out to a neighbourhood cafe in Westmere this morning.

Jason Stratham is living it up in a $20 million harbourside house while filming a new movie in New Zealand. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
Jason Stratham is living it up in a $20 million harbourside house while filming a new movie in New Zealand. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

Looking fit, toned, and decked out in a skin-tight Nike sports outfit, the 49-year-old popped in to Catroux for a 9am coffee.

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Staff said he had been dropping in to the eatery most mornings for a takeaway caffeine fix.

The kitchen. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
The kitchen. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

"Because he was wearing a beanie no one recognised him at first," a female staff member said. "He is always really nice and chatty and I think a few of the girls wouldn't mind his phone number, never mind a selfie."

The living room. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
The living room. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

It is believed Statham has been staying at the luxury property for more than a week. The edgy modernist Westmere house - once visited by Prince Albert of Monaco and his glamorous wife Princess Charlene - has a price tag of $20m. It is owned by rich-list couple Tenby Powell and Sharon Hunter.

The house, designed by architect David Ponting of Ponting Fitzgerald, has big entertaining areas and floor-to-ceiling glazing. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
The house, designed by architect David Ponting of Ponting Fitzgerald, has big entertaining areas and floor-to-ceiling glazing. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

The house, designed by architect David Ponting of Ponting Fitzgerald, has big entertaining areas, floor-to-ceiling glazing and an infinity swimming pool which visually merges with the sea.

It boasts an outdoor dining area with sleek designer furniture to match the house and a big oblong-shaped fireplace.

It boasts an outdoor dining area with sleek designer furniture to match the house and a big oblong-shaped fireplace. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
It boasts an outdoor dining area with sleek designer furniture to match the house and a big oblong-shaped fireplace. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

It also has what has been described as "the ultimate underground man cave", with a bar, huge television screen and pool table.

The house sits on a waterfront section of more than quarter of an acre, sprawling across two sites.

The view from the bedroom. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt
The view from the bedroom. Photo / Jono Parker & Simon Devitt

"I haven't seen another property like it, it is pretty phenomenal," Wall said. "It is said to have been the biggest in-situ concrete pour in Auckland at the time it was built."