It has been nicknamed "Brad's Pit".

And after its redevelopment, yachtsman Brad Butterworth's Beach Parade mansion on Waiheke Island would surely satisfy any Hollywood movie star.

The 54-year-old former America's Cup sailor bought the land on the Oneroa beachfront in 2003 for $1.1 million.

Two 1940s bachs, which were once the clubrooms of the Waitemata Swimming and Surf Lifesaving Club, sat on the 954sq m section.

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Brad Butterworth's property on Beach Parade, Waiheke Island, is valued at $3.6 million and features a pool and spa.
Brad Butterworth's property on Beach Parade, Waiheke Island, is valued at $3.6 million and features a pool and spa.

But Butterworth demolished the homes and started building a 318sq m house in 2007 now valued at $3.6 million.

Neighbours complained at the time about the hillside being dug away, calling it a scar on the landscape.

The house, designed by architects Andrew Patterson, is partly made from rock and has three bedrooms, a study, a garage, two bathrooms, a pool in a central north-facing courtyard, and a spa pool.

Living areas flow to a sheltered, enclosed pool area and rotating fins open out to the sea when Butterworth and his family are in residence, but shut "like a rock face" when no one is home.

His rates are $11,729.01 a year.

The elusive Butterworth is thought to have property all over the world.