Smooth as silk

Some­times let­ting some­one else make de­sign de­ci­sions doesn’t work so well, but Emma Good­win has found a home that has been so well thought out it is per­fect in many ways.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Kevin Manning -

An eye for de­tail and at­ten­tion to every­thing has been given to this sim­ply beau­ti­ful fourbed­room home set in a cul de sac with views that seem to reach to the ends of the earth. Stun­ning from the road and de­light­ful in­side, there is so much to mar­vel at here and so lit­tle to stop you reach­ing for the con­tract. Solidly con­structed in Linea board and plas­ter over brick, this is a sub­tly el­e­gant home.

The cur­rent own­ers spent painstak­ing hours en­sur­ing ev­ery dou­ble-glazed win­dow, door and el­e­ment of the home was go­ing to work, so that when they moved in there were no nasty sur­prises. They did a won­der­ful job, even down to how doors open to make the most of space.

A spa­cious hall­way is the first thing that greets you, as you en­ter through the front door. It wel­comes you into the house, draw­ing you fur­ther into its sanc­tu­ary.

Large ex­panses of glass, in the form of both stack­ing doors and win­dows, show off the views and let enor­mous amounts of light into the home.

With two liv­ing ar­eas that both open up to the out­doors to choose from, there are op­tions at your dis­posal. One can be closed off from the hall and kitchen but opens on to a pri­vate walled gar­den, mak­ing it ideal for so­phis­ti­cated din­ner par­ties.

The other sits just off the ex­cep­tion­ally well-de­signed and -ap­pointed kitchen and is a calm and friendly space that is ideal for break­fasts, in­for­mal catch-ups with friends or just re­lax­ing in the sun­shine that streams through the win­dows. Sit­ting here you will be amazed at the amount of birdlife that comes to visit. It’s pos­si­ble to for­get that you are just six min­utes from town.

A wrap-around board­walk-style deck just about dou­bles your liv­ing area and is sun drenched and spa­cious enough for two out­door seat­ing ar­eas and a bar­be­cue with­out be­ing clut­tered.

The main bed­room re­ally de­serves to be called a mas­ter, as it is a tes­ti­mony to some care­ful plan­ning. Per­fect light­ing, a large walk-in wardrobe cum dress­ing room and lux­ury en suite sets this space head and shoul­ders above oth­ers.

The other three bed­rooms are dou­bles, two with built-in dou­ble wardrobes and a sin­gle wardrobe in the other one.

The fam­ily bath­room has a deep bath, a large shower and is taste­fully tiled in milk choco­late tones un­der­foot and white on the walls.

The choco­late tiles are re­peated in other ar­eas in the house, such as at the front door, in the kitchen and at the door­ways to the out­side. The colour matches the soft, deep car­pet that yields de­li­ciously un­der­foot.

Gas heat­ing, cook­ing and hot water, a Mois­ture­mas­ter sys­tem, large dou­ble garage with plenty of stor­age space and a low-main­te­nance gar­den, with pri­vacy thanks to the prop­erty’s clever place­ment and de­sign, this is a home that is not only lovely, it’s ex­tremely live­able, too.

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