Attractive stone feature fences and double gates announce the entry to stately "Stone Spinney", a grand two storey family home located on 1.4 hectares (3.45 acres) of prime land and boasting spectacular views sweeping out towards Rangitoto and the Auckland CBD from its private road, ridgetop position. Lush tree ferns and luxurious shrubbery at the double gates and sealed driveway set the stage for the beautiful landscaped tropical gardens, hedges and natural bushland that encases this superb property. Quality construction, meticulously cared for, this residence with its excellent pedigree retains all the dignity of its era while embracing contemporary conveniences. Distinctive architectural roof lines are reflected internally creating soaring ceiling angles in the upstairs sleeping quarters.
Light and welcoming the entry hall opens to an office and living room with large fireplace on one side, stepping down to a den with built-in wet bar. Both the living room and den spill outdoors to the huge paved patio which wraps around the entire living area offering open and covered recreation. On the opposing side, a second spacious living room and adjoining open plan dining and kitchen also enjoy access to the ultra-stylish patio and its exceptional surrounds including the breathtaking fenced pool with its tropical influence and rockery surrounds. The Provincial style country kitchen certainly is the hub of the home here, with gleaming exposed timber beams which flow through all the living areas, - exceptional cooking and preparation facilities, scullery and heated flagstone floors and excellent interaction with the rest of the home and outdoors. Also on this lower level is a large bedroom, a bathroom, storage room, powder room and laundry with outdoor access along with access into the double and single garages then upstairs to a scenic loft bedsit with living area, bathroom and kitchenette - the perfect teenage retreat or guest quarters.
On the second level, the delightful master wing features a large walk-in robe and period bathroom plus a nursery or study and two more spacious bedrooms. Close to Pukekohe, zoned for the desirable Bombay School and an easy commute to Auckland and Hamilton, this magnificent home offers a perfectly balanced lifestyle of relaxed luxury and outstanding recreation.
* CV of $2,450,000 as at 2017 * Secure private road, ridgetop location/spectacular city views * Sealed, gated driveway. Lush landscaped gardens & bushland * Superb bay windows/rich curtains/high ceilings/exposed beams * Bi-fold & double French doors throughout spilling outdoors * Expansive stylish deck access from all light-filled living areas * Breathtaking fully fenced tropically landscaped rockery pool * Inviting foyer leading to home office. Adjacent powder room * Living room stepping down to Den - both opening out to patio * Stunning open plan dining & country style kitchen & scullery * Spacious downstairs bedroom. Family bathroom/bath. Laundry * Access to triple garage. Fully equipped scenic loft bedsit above * Lux, scenic upstairs master suite plus adjacent nursery or study * 2 further spacious bedrooms & bathroom. Generous storage * Desirable locale. Just 4.5km to motorway access & 16.6km to ACG Strathallan School * In close proximity to Pukekohe Town & all community facilities