Katikati Advertiser

Idyl­lic life­style boasts stun­ning views and av­o­cado in­come

- By Jo Fer­ris Recreation · Lifestyle · Travel · Interior Design · Katikati

De­sign fore­thought en­sured this home would stand the test of time and ap­pear as if it was built last year. It is in fact 16 years old - lov­ingly main­tained by the own­ers, thanks to their vi­sion and care for this en­tire prop­erty.

It com­mands a prom­i­nent po­si­tion on a penin­sula tip at the end of Beach Road. Nes­tled in com­plete seclu­sion on around 1.05 hectares, the prop­erty em­braces life­style and in­come with 44 ma­ture Hass av­o­cado trees. The views are spec­tac­u­lar and this house takes full ad­van­tage of the scenery. Vir­tu­ally ev­ery room ei­ther frames the vis­tas from pic­ture win­dows or opens out­side for an in­ti­mate con­nec­tion.

It starts first thing in the morn­ing. The mas­ter re­treat up­stairs greets each day from its grand­stand po­si­tion with its shel­tered bal­cony. Bedrooms down­stairs also open out­side – it’s an in­vi­ta­tion to walk down the lawn to the end of the penin­sula and bask in the har­bour panorama, be­yond to the Kaimais. Thanks to a pub­lic walk­way, there’s also ac­cess down to the water.

Idyl­lic gar­dens em­brace this home to in­stil a cher­ished haven – seem­ingly lost in its own world. Play­ground lawns for the grand­chil­dren to play footie or cricket, gar­dens to roam around – there’s even a charm­ing 125-yearold sum­mer house tucked away in one cor­ner. It’s an ex­tra­or­di­nary prop­erty and the home is a fit­ting tribute. Plas­ter over brick con­struc­tion is matched by qual­ity fin­ish in­side – el­e­gant taste with su­pe­rior fit­tings, plush drapes, ceil­ing ducted heat pump and un­der­floor heat­ing in the fam­ily hub.

This is the heart of the home – spa­cious liv­ing re­volv­ing around a de­signer kitchen. With a scullery, qual­ity ap­pli­ances, gran­ite coun­ters and curved bar-stool is­land,

this is grand en­ter­tain­ing for large gath­er­ings. With a break­fast cor­ner and fam­ily lounge in easy reach, liv­ing slips out to a log­gia set­ting for al­fresco din­ing. Gaz­ing to the quaint sum­mer house and sur­round­ing gar­dens on one side and to the har­bour and Kaimais on the other, the tran­quil­lity is sub­lime. The out­door flow con­tin­ues at the front, as liv­ing ar­eas and for­mal din­ing ei­ther frame the scenery or spill out­side to a vast swathe of deck­ing and lawn.

Spa­cious, at around 310 square me­tres, the house boasts enough bedrooms and of­fice space to of­fer flex­i­ble op­tions on how to live – and work - the per­fect place to es­cape the world and work from home. With room and pri­vacy for fam­ily and friends, there’s plenty of park­ing too. An in­ter­nal dou­ble garage, ad­join­ing sin­gle-car garage or work­shop, to­gether with am­ple space out­side for the boat, mo­torhome and ve­hi­cles. With all this seclu­sion, this prop­erty is sur­pris­ingly close to Katikati town­ship – only around five min­utes back to re­al­ity. Liv­ing here, the noise sim­ply floats away.

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