Abundant Family Estate
Discover understated luxury, authentic character and open architecture from the moment you arrive. As you wind your way from the end of a quiet lane over the hand built timber detailed bridge, a setting chosen by filmmakers for its beauty and authenticity envelopes you. Perfectly positioned on 34.96 hectares (86.38 acres), the main 512sqm residence boasts towering ceilings, rooms of great proportion that are flooded with natural light and supported by beams reclaimed from a weathered South Island rail bridge, timber shutters, copper accents and hidden treasures, no detail has been overlooked. Interior finishing materials, include a combination of timbers, Kauri and Totara, along with interior wall details of earth brick and solid masonry. The handpicked South Island schist completes the picture and creates a solid and striking ambiance.
Open plan living forms the core of the home, the space is free flowing yet offers distinct roomy pockets of sitting, dining and lounge areas. Wooden bi-folds in the kitchen can be flung open and are one of the many features that promote fabulous entertaining and seamless indoor / outdoor flow throughout the home. In keeping with the rest of the home the spacious kitchen and adjoining scullery have been handcrafted and feature quality appliances - granite bench tops, raw timber butchers block, timber cabinetry, double butlers sink, massive freestanding oven and matching range, to name but a few. All living areas open to the fabulous outdoor entertaining areas and covered loggia, complete with roaring wood fire and spilling onto flat lawns. A further lounge, library, loft style studio, office and media/games room are included among the impressive floor plan. Five large bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room and separate loft provide the necessary accommodation, and all have stunning views of the surrounding rural landscape. The separate loft accommodation area is located above the garage building and has a floor area of approximately 120sqm, offers a bedroom (easily two), spacious living areas, plenty of storage and a kitchenette and bathroom.
Across the lawn lies the heated pool, spa, pool house and tennis court. The pool house has a sauna, bathroom, kitchenette and open plan living; the timber doors open up and flow out to the paved stonework that surrounds the huge pool and spa. There are numerous outdoor dining areas and of course an authentic wood-fired pizza oven. The full-sized tennis court is fully lit and is stepped down to ensure maximum spectator satisfaction. Additionally, the property boasts kids playground and Wendy house, generous four car garaging, a massive 336sqm barn and completing the estate are fenced grazing pastures, bulk native planting and the indescribable age-old Totara's that hold the secrets of a world gone by.