Family Paradise on the City Edge
Private Sale, By Negotiation
Designed by Aaron Haddock of Aesthetics Architecture, and built by Colin Edge Builders, this timeless and stunning family home which featured in The Fine Homes Tour is perfect for those who want to live close to the city in their own lifestyle paradise. Surrounded by a large lawn and native garden, and perched on the side of its own native gully, this light airy home consists of three pavilions. Two traditional black cedar bedroom wings are anchored by a modern glass and timber living pavilion, situated on a large 3.4 acre section just minutes from the city edge.
The 505sqm home is a stunning masterpiece, yet incredibly welcoming and unpretentious. It’s designed to be lived in and enjoyed, with multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and fireplaces. The kitchen, designed by Robin Caldwell, is the hub of the home with its 4m long breakfast bar and pocket door cabinetry which closes off the functional parts of the kitchen from view to blend in with all the sleek black cabinetry that runs along the back wall of the open plan living area. And high wooden sliders stack right back, blurring the lines between inside and out, and allowing your family to live and move about freely. While the large lawn is perfect for any sport, what makes this property a total kids paradise is the large swimming pool, flying fox, hut with fireman’s pole, monkey bars, an artificial sports turf area which includes a cricket wicket, and a stunning gully they can explore for hours.
Lovely high studs and large timber sliders and windows bring the most fantastic light into every room of this home, which is perfectly positioned for the sun. During the winter months it streams into the large open plan living area, assisting the underfloor heating, solar panels, and double glazing to keep the house at a constant warm temperature. In summer the roofline keeps the sun out, so it’s cool even on the warmest of days.
The abundant orchard overflows with limes, lemons, grapefruit, oranges, grapes, avocado’s, passionfruit, feijoas, and much more, and will also provide income for any entrepreneurial children keen to capitalise on its output. Plus there are raised herb and vegetable gardens for those with green fingers.
School buses to Hillcrest and St Peter's stop just metres away from the gate, and wide cycling paths make the trip to Tamahere School safe and easy for kids. The Te Awa Cycling Trail also passes right past the front gate, and will very soon take you right into the city.
With two large living areas, four large bedrooms, two bathrooms, powder room, good sized laundry, large utility cupboard/room, and two large upstairs spaces with vaulted ceilings currently used as a gym and office, this home has it all, and more.
And you should never be short of garaging with a large carpeted double garage with internal access, and a four bay shed with a mezzanine floor.
To view, please contact Ro on 027 564 7742