Eternal Class - 12.5 Acre Water View Estate
Space for every dream and activity ... the Vaughans Road ridge in Okura offers a collection of unique, magnificent homes all overlooking the mouth of the Okura Estuary and Bush Reserve. Number 151 is an undeniably sensational 12 acre estate that has been constructed for those who demand an exemplary standard of luxurious living and who have a passion for horses.
The majestic Schist residence is flanked either side by ponds and a trickling water feature, before double doors lead through to the magnificent living spaces inside. The design and materials used to create the residence evoke feelings of a lavish lodge, with peaked cathedral ceilings, American Oak built-in furniture throughout and abundant glass to maximise the vistas outside. Despite the calibre of the development, comfort and a sense of home hasn't been compromised - the current owners created the residence to be a warm, inviting family home, with the main living all on one level.
Underfloor heating in both the carpet and the tiles create warmth, and the gas fireplace is a striking feature dividing the rooms. The huge kitchen boasts limestone tiles and a large island, plus has a butlers pantry and sink.
Walls of floor to ceiling glass doors maximise the incredible elevated views of the verdant valleys, estuary, and the lush, rolling reserve beyond. The Whangaparaoa Peninsula and its bays sparkle in the distance, and there's always something to see by day or by night.
A mezzanine level overlooks the foyer and living below and is an inspirational spot for a home office, capturing the best views of the house from its balcony. The accommodation wings are at opposite ends of the foyer - the master connects to a library/den and has a balcony and big bathroom with double shower and dressing room wardrobe.
There is a guest suite with bathroom, before steps lead down to the children's wing downstairs. This area has two big bedrooms, bathroom and a central rumpus room with half kitchen. From here, doors lead out to the alfresco living decks and outdoor fireplace. There's four-car garaging - a double on either side of the driveway - and one has a home gym area. Under the house, a large shed and storage room easily accommodates toys and equipment and is connected with power.
The thriving native planting and landscaping are a key focus around the property, and the owners have also utilised the Trees for Survival program to plant through the gullies. This initiative, www.tfsnz.org.nz is a charitable organisation that partners with school children to promote the growing and planting of native trees to beautify the environment and create new habitats for native birds and animals. As well as this, there are several raised-bed vege gardens and a nice big rhubarb patch up by the stables.
Equine enthusiasts will delight in the exceptional facilities - the 60m x 35m oversize jumping arena is protected by a natural shelterbelt and has two separate entrances. There is also stables with two stalls and a tackroom. The location is ideal for riding - when the Estuary is at low tide, the horses can be ridden across and up through the bush of the reserve.
This incredible residence blends perfectly with the natural environment and captures awe-inspiring views from its elevated position. Vendor will consider a trade or Vendor finance opportunity. Land bank for the future now!