Margaret Mahy's former home in Christchurch's Governors Bay was the most viewed property on TradeMe last year.
The listing had a total of 94,408 views. The property, which had an RV of $640,000, sold for $930,000 in November.
It was originally put on the market in May but was relisted after a community bid to buy the property was unsuccessful.
Mahy died in 2012 and had lived in the three-bedroom house since 1968, where she raised her two daughters.
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The second most viewed property listing for 2021 belonged to Christchurch inventor John Britten.
The Britten Stables in Fendalton generated 86,291 views. The world-record-setting Britten V1000 motorcycle was built in the house's garage.
The property had an asking price of $5 million and was sold late last year for an undisclosed amount.
In third place was a retired film set in Whitemans Valley with 77,863 views.
The 10-acre lifestyle block included a tiny town with its own post office,
church and service station.
Trade Me's Ruby Topzand said Kiwis are keen property lovers and every year unique homes and million-dollar mansions take out the top spots as our most viewed properties of the year.
"In 2021, Kiwis were interested in properties with a story behind them. From a private island to a Mangatāwhiri castle, we saw plenty of interesting homes capture the country's