Par­adise within your reach in Opa­heke

Southern Real Estate Guide - - SOUTHERN HOMES -

You are look­ing at the im­mac­u­lately pre­sented home of Phyl­lis and Greg in Opa­heke. Sit­u­ated in a net­work of very de­sir­able streets, 9 Rem­brandt Pl is the per­fect fam­ily home - cen­tral lo­ca­tion, year-round en­ter­tain­ing op­tions, and beau­ti­fully ap­pointed.

While fam­i­lies will ap­pre­ci­ate the cul-de-sac set­ting, those who love to in­vite fam­ily and friends will love the el­e­vated set­ting which en­sures that abun­dant sun­light cas­cades in vir­tu­ally all-day.

The 893 square me­tre property is within walk­ing dis­tance to the sought af­ter Opa­heke Pri­mary, Rose­hill Col­lege and shops. Within a short ra­dius are en­ter­tain­ing op­tions ga­lore in both Pa­pakura town­ship and Drury Vil­lage.

The two-level home is ro­bustly con­structed and has a con­tem­po­rary – al­most time­less – ap­peal. A unique as­pect is the grid tie-back so­lar en­ergy gen­er­a­tor, which sup­plies elec­tric­ity first to the house and then feeds the sur­plus, if any, into the grid. Power sup­plied to the grid is off­set against your con­sump­tion, sav­ing you a tidy amount each year. Neat!

The in­te­ri­ors fea­ture a spa­cious open-plan lounge/din­ing /kitchen with mul­ti­ple ac­cess to the pool­side en­ter­tain­ing area, with trop­i­cal ac­cents, flow­ing fur­ther on to a pri­vate lawn.

The top of the line kitchen has a gran­ite break­fast bar, gas fix­tures and all the mod­ern built-in con­ve­niences.

The sleep­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion is in a sep­a­rate wing of the house. Here you have three dou­ble bed­rooms, in­clud­ing the mas­ter with en­suite, walk-in wardrobe and ac­cess via ranch­slid­ers to a pri­vate wrap­around deck.

Dur­ing the colder months you have the op­tion of us­ing ei­ther the wood burner or the heat pump or hun­ker­ing down with your DVD collection with the two wall mounted flat screen TVs that will re­main in the house.

The house clearly com­bines the best of both worlds – an en­ter­tainer’s dream with an abun­dance of space and se­cu­rity for chil­dren. It is a mea­sure of the work Phyl­lis and Greg have put into its main­te­nance that 11 years af­ter they moved in, it re­mains as wel­com­ing as ever.

‘‘Ours is a home that has cre­ated many happy mem­o­ries,’’ Phyl­lis and Greg say. ‘‘We have raised two won­der­ful young boys here. It has been to­tally ren­o­vated to suit our fam­ily so we could keep the teenagers home with­out them re­al­is­ing we were keep­ing an eye on them.’’

The cou­ple has hosted nu­mer­ous par­ties and get-to­geth­ers, the lat­est be­ing the wed­ding of their son in Jan­uary. ‘‘It was great to be able to have all the young men in the bridal party at home on the eve of the wed­ding.’’

Fam­i­lies stay in Rem­brandt Place to raise their chil­dren and to be close to the ex­cel­lent schools.

‘‘Most of the chil­dren in the street have at one time or an­other been in our pool over the sum­mer time,’’ Phyl­lis and Greg say. ‘‘It is a great en­ter­tain­ing home and is very pri­vate, you don’t re­alise you are in a city. Due to the plant­ing we have a lot of birds in the gar­den so it is lovely to sit and watch the fan­tails and tui in the evenings.’’

The cou­ple has de­cided to move back up north, which cre­ates this rare op­por­tu­nity for an­other fam­ily.

The property is listed a $685,000. View­ing at open homes Sun­day 1.00 to 1.30pm. For more in­for­ma­tion call Brenda McDon­ald of First Na­tional Pa­pakura on 027 480 5778.

Trop­i­cal touch: The spa­cious open-plan lounge has mul­ti­ple ac­cess to the pri­vate pool­side area.

Sleek show­piece: The top of the line kitchen comes with gas fix­tures and mod­ern con­ve­niences.

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