Life­style re­treat – city con­nected

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There’s some­thing for the whole fam­ily in this unique life­style prop­erty hand­ily lo­cated near to Drury and Opa­heke.

At around 1.1 hectares it is a gen­er­ous but man­age­able size. There are two ar­eas of lawn, raised veg­etable gar­dens, a sunny court­yard, work­shop, sheds, pens and na­tive bush with pond and stream, even res­i­dent glow worms.

The four-bed­room weath­er­board and brick home at 29 Coal Mine Road en­joys an el­e­vated po­si­tion with a ru­ral out­look and far­reach­ing views from the Drury Hills to the Manukau Heads.

Built on four lev­els, it of­fers spa­cious, warm and wel­com­ing fam­ily and en­ter­tain­ment ar­eas plus op­tions for of­fice or study, kids-teenage-par­ent zones and am­ple stor­age.

The home has un­der­gone qual­ity ren­o­va­tions, in­clud­ing a bril­liant new kitchen with in­duc­tion cook­ing, two ovens, walk-in pantry and im­pres­sive bench­tops.

It links to a large din­ing area with room to host a ban­quet; pro­ceed­ing to a spa­cious, light and com­fort­able lounge with high ceil­ings and mod­ern bay win­dow – a beau­ti­ful room.

For sunny days there’s a great out­door din­ing space, com­plete with out­door fire and schist chim­ney to keep din­ner guests warm as the con­ver­sa­tion drifts into the evening.

The bed­rooms are all a good size, each with cosily warm heat­ing and ac­cess to ei­ther a bal­cony, deck or di­rectly out­doors. Pride of place goes to the mas­ter bed­room, a gen­uine suite with walk-in wardrobe, en suite, space for ex­tra fur­ni­ture – and a com­mand­ing view in three di­rec­tions.

The other bed­rooms are served by a well-ap­pointed fam­ily bath­room with shower and spa bath.

The spa­cious prop­erty has two en­trances, one lead­ing up to the house and garag­ing, the other to a work­shop with large ac­cess door, three-phase power and 90 square me­tres more or less of work and stor­age space. The two drive­ways meet to cre­ate a re­turn drive.

Plenty here then for young and old – the hobby farmer, car en­thu­si­ast, gar­dener, en­ter­tainer, but most of all fam­i­lies who love to cre­ate their own ad­ven­ture.

It’s close to town, only min­utes to Drury Vil­lage with easy mo­tor­way ac­cess, or to the train at Pa­pakura.

The prop­erty is on the mar­ket for the first time in 12 years.

29 Coal Mine Rd Opa­heke goes to auc­tion on Sat­ur­day Au­gust 6 at 2pm in the new LJ Hooker Karaka of­fice (un­less sold prior). View­ing: Sun­days 2-3pm. Con­tact Vivi­enne Manak, LJ Hooker Karaka, phone 021 438 848.

This large fam­ily home on an out­stand­ingly pre­sented prop­erty is where your life­style ad­ven­tures be­gin.

The mas­ter bed­room is a gen­uine par­ent re­treat with loads of space.

The newly ren­o­vated kitchen fea­tures in­duc­tion cook­ing and walk-in pantry.

A mag­nif­i­cent fam­ily lounge, spa­cious warm and com­fort­able with great views

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