Urban Convenience - Country Charm - An exclusive Residence
The South of France comes to the North Shore...
This five-acre estate showcases the very best of rustic charm and spacious family living. Reminiscent of a luxury lodge in the South of France, elegant and perfectly proportioned.
The extensive use of native timbers and Schist stone inside, coupled with the voluminous stud heights and rolling green outlook, create a truly inspirational sanctuary bathed in light with a relaxed and understated elegance.
A vast green outlook and tranquil surroundings create a wonderful feeling of seclusion, yet is so close to the golden beaches of Browns Bay and Long Bay, plus the shopping and dining hubs of both Albany and Silverdale. Despite the peace and tranquility at home, the CBD is just a 20-minute drive off-peak.
Crafted in 2005, the property also has a special cinematic connection, with the solid Kauri floorboards and lamp at the centre of the driveway-turning circle brought in from the set of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which was filmed in nearby Waiuku. Sterling craftsmanship is immediately evident on the board and batten and shingle cladding of the exterior. Inside, rough sawn Macrocarpa wallboards; exposed beams and a towering cathedral ceiling in the dazzling living room create a warm and inviting ambiance. The vast, open-plan space also houses the dining area and kitchen, which has stone benches, a double butler's sink and a freestanding oven.
The home is as wonderful in summer as it is in winter, with sets of French doors flowing out to the deck that runs the length of the house - its just a fantastic place to entertain friends and family on any scale.
A spa pool and expansive alfresco dining area is ideal for all-season entertaining before steps lead down to the incredible swimming pool complex suspended above the bush below. Manicured grounds and gardens envelop the home, with paved pathways winding through to the playhouse, paddocks, bush and stream.
Winter nights, snuggle up to the huge roaring open fire, with a good book or a glass of beautiful wine in this idyllic and peaceful family estate - private and secluded.
Back inside on the ground floor, three bedrooms are located off the hallway. Two are serviced by the family bathroom with claw foot tub, while the master has an ensuite and French doors out to the deck.
Upstairs, a second lounge/games room overlooks the living below, as well as offering an office, bedroom and bathroom.
The wooden-floored, triple garage connects the main house to another light-filled space. With its own separate access, this room could make the ideal home office or studio.
Another bonus is the granny flat located downstairs, the perfect home for your nanny, au-pair, granny, extended family and guests who would appreciate space and privacy.
The light and sunny dwelling has a bedroom, bathroom, open-plan living and kitchen space, as well as opening out to a private, paved outdoor living.
This is the perfect retreat for families who love to entertain and enjoy the charm, peace and pace of country living, without sacrificing any urban conveniences. Just moments to everything, excellent schools, great beaches, shops and easy access to CBD.
Incredibly special, incredibly individual - an iconic and spectacular country home, close to the city.