Te Rere Cove is a unique estate in the French Colonial Plantation style, modelled on the Kauri Cliffs luxury lodge, by award-winning designer Bryce Ardern, set on the ridge-top to maximise views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland City. The 1800 sqm residence features columned verandahs leading out to 34 acres of lawns and formal gardens and a vineyard that produces Syrah, the wine Waiheke Island is renowned for, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc grape varietals. Occupying two titles, there is enormous scope to build further accommodations for a boutique resort enterprise or a caretaker's home. The main home lends itself to being a luxury lodge or private escape for those who wish to indulge in the island's micro-climate, just a short distance by helicopter or boat to the heart of Auckland. Planned around grand spaces and using materials and processes of the highest sophistication, the interior decoration by award winning designers has created a home that both internally and externally exudes comfort, grace and a level of luxury that can only be described as magnificent. No detail has been overlooked or expense spared, from the bulk insulated concrete construction meeting the ultimate standard of environmental sustainability through to the state-of-the-art Vantage home automation system. The interior features fine French oak, limestone seashell tiles and granite, with decor styled by interior designer Anna Desbonnets. The ground floor is given over to spacious family living plus designer kitchen, alfresco dining area, conservatory and indoor heated swimming pool, complete with home theatre and air conditioning. There is a self-contained wing with four bedrooms, kitchenette lounge and home theatre/media room for children and visitors. Upstairs in the main house is the luxurious master bedroom suite with balcony, two ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms, kitchenette and a concealed library/TV snug. An additional feature is the premium fully self-contained guest accommodation with morning and evening decks above the four-car garaging. This is a very special place for the discerning home owner who values space, privacy and quality surroundings in a beautiful, safe, secluded location and is arguably one of the most desire properties in New Zealand.