Stunning setting for stylish sustainable living
Sustainable country living does not get more beautifully satisfying than this.
The expectation builds as you curve up the drive under the pines. So pleasant to arrive where mature trees shade the grounds and the roundabout encompasses a drive-through double garage.
The real wow moment is when you step in the front door where the line of the ceiling (heart Macrocarpa from trees reclaimed after a Canterbury storm) guides the eye across family living to a covered patio framing the huge semi-circle of views stretching to the Coromandel on a clear day, taking in the coast, countryside and city lights at night.
Anticipate many happy times as you savour family life and entertaining in a home which has been meticulously planned and executed to ensure it delivers comfort, practicality and pleasure. A boat builder's craftsmanship is demonstrated in display shelving and cabinetry of an environment which combines open and intimate spaces, where you drift easily out to the patios and lawn, where every bedroom opens outside and children can dash out from their rooms and their rumpus room to the pool. The massive master suite at the end of the hall has its own private outdoor space. The comprehensive kitchen features dual Bosch ovens, sliding window to barbeque area, low window for view above hobs, big central island and walk in pantry.
Thirty-three solar panels on the roof mean you can live off the grid most of the year, keep the pool heated, and store power for emergencies. Run the underfloor heating off it and keep the four cylinders hot.
Imagine sitting down to a family dinner where everything on your plate is home grown - the meat, the vegetables, the fruit salad all off your 2.2066 ha which slopes from the home grounds in seven easily accessed compact paddocks. Store farm equipment and the boat in the six-bay shed (two open, three closed, one with high stud), hay in the barn next door. The orchard will feed you walnuts, peaches, apples, plums, feijoa and citrus, and there's a big vegetable garden with hot house. Three 25,000 litre tanks keep you in water all year.
Live beautifully elevated in the Ohauiti hills about 20 minutes drive to central Tauranga, 15 to Greerton and to the burgeoning Lakes and Pyes Pa shops and services. School buses at the gate or close by for city, primary, and high schools.