Escape to tranquility
Tucked in behind the impressive walled entrance to Maghera Drive, behind a second solid wall, is one of Dannemora’s most stunning surprises. For here at No. 1 Maghera Drive, just a short stroll from bustling Botany Town Centre and the new secondary college, is an amazing oasis of calm, charm and character - with gorgeous tropical gardens and terracotta courtyards reflecting the colours of the sun. This luxuriously modern four-bedroom home has such a free flow and languid luxury about it, you almost need to pinch yourself! High ceilings, great flagstone tiles, french doors and bi-folds all provide a great sensation of space and flow from one entertaining area to another. It’s also a home of great versatility. Three double bedrooms (including a fabulous master suite) are located at one end of the house; while a completely selfcontained guest suite or granny flat is located at the other. This suite has its own parking, entrance, lounge, dining area, kitchen and a double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, so it’s really like a separate pad. On the other hand, one of the other three bedrooms is naturally designed for a home office if required. It also has its own entrance, the room itself has a very high ceiling, and there is a toilet and handbasin just in the hallway. This is a wonderful home in which to entertain or simply come home and relax. The kitchen manages to combine the practicalities of a modern chef’s kitchen with the character of a farmhouse. It’s a mixture of gleaming stainless steel and solid timber, with all mod cons, great storage spaces for large kitchen utensils, and a spacious walk-in pantry. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a decent-sized dining table, and opens out to a north-facing courtyard, a subtropical paradise if ever there was one! Prospering palms, ground cover plants and rushes thrive in irrigated gardens. With their riverstone beds and flagstone tiles there’s nothing to do here but enjoy! The lounge accesses both this courtyard and another more private patio. This one is covered for all-weather use, and currently houses a spa pool. Superb lighting creates a magical atmosphere in both courtyards at night. There’s also a third “secret garden” in another part of the property, a charming corner just off the separate laundry.
With a large log-effect gas fire in the impressive central lounge, and more gas heating in the wide halls, the home is kept cosy and warm. It’s well aired and naturally lit as well, with plenty of high windows and louvres in strategic places to maximise the airflow. The sound insulation is also outstanding, as once inside you scarcely hear a peep from outside. With three bathrooms and a fourth toilet, bathroom queues will be a thing of the past. The master en suite is luxuriously large, as is the walk-in wardrobe with its solid organisers - and the bedroom itself, which is big enough for extra furniture. If you want to view this stunningly original home (and you must!) time is of the essence. It goes to auction on Thursday October 29, onsite at 7.30pm. The last open viewings are: Thursday October 22, 6-7pm; Sunday October 25 2.30-3.30pm; auction night from 6.30pm. For information contact Veena Patel at Harveys Papatoetoe, ph 278 1000 or 021 211 8417. View online www.harveys.co.nz # PAP2921 or www.open2view.com # 166450. www.harveys.co.nz