Sunny, im­mac­u­late and decked up for summer

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Our fea­tured home this week is 7 Chris­arda Place – an im­mac­u­lately main­tained fam­ily home that suits first-time buy­ers, young pro­fes­sion­als and re­tirees look­ing to give up the care of large prop­er­ties but who value their space.

Chris­arda Place is one of those tran­quil Pa­pakura streets that have – without too much fuss – moved up the de­sir­abil­ity in­dex. In our view, the pri­mary rea­son for its pop­u­lar­ity is the lo­ca­tion. The 789 square me­tre prop­erty is less than 10 min­utes to the mo­tor­way and within a short ra­dius you have ex­cel­lent schools, child­care, re­serves, chil­dren’s parks, the train station and shops.

The street has a stun­ning back­drop of ma­ture trees that line both sides of the cul-de-sac. The sense of step­ping into a qual­ity neigh­bour­hood is un­mis­tak­able.

‘‘It is an ex­tremely fam­ily ori­ented street with long-time res­i­dents who have con­sid­er­able pride in own­er­ship,’’ point out own­ers Patsy and Vaughan, who have lived here for more than nine years.

As you walk down the pri­vate drive­way that leads up to the prop­erty, you are greeted by a home that seems to have been gen­tly dropped into a trop­i­cal set­ting. The cou­ple ap­pear to have taken good care of the prop­erty.

‘‘The pre­vi­ous own­ers had ren­o­vated the home to a high stan­dard, and we just car­ried on from there, adding a new steel roof,’’ Vaughan says.

The in­te­rior spa­ces are well­bal­anced and sunny. The hub of the house is the mas­sive lounge – with high stud ceil­ing – into which light cas­cades from mul­ti­ple an­gles, leav­ing it warm and cosy. Plus there’s a heat pump for the chilly days and nights.

The lounge opens out via two sets of ranch­slid­ers to Patsy and Vaughan’s favourite spot – the large shel­tered deck out back. It is a lush trop­i­cal re­treat that’s ideal for summer time en­ter­tain­ing or your space where you can re­lax with a glass of wine.

The dining area and mod­ern kitchen are also sun-drenched and well-lo­cated to serve the en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas.

The sleep­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion com­prises three taste­fully ap­pointed bed­rooms, with views.

If you are a car en­thu­si­ast or just like tin­ker­ing with hob­bies and projects, the home comes with a cav­ernous dou­ble garage that is await­ing your hot rods. Plus there’s am­ple park­ing on site for a trailer or that third ve­hi­cle or the boat.

Your safety con­cerns are ad­dressed as the prop­erty is fully fenced and gated, but in our opin­ion this is an ex­tremely se­cure neigh­bour­hood.

Patsy and Vaughan have re­tire­ment plans drawn up.

‘‘We are look­ing for­ward to our new life but will al­ways miss this won­der­ful home,’’ they say. ‘‘We hope it passes to a fam­ily that takes good care of it.’’

View­ing by ap­point­ment. Sale by ne­go­ti­a­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Gra­ham Clark of Har­veys Pa­pakura on 027 564 2700.

In ex­cel­lent con­di­tion, 7 Chris­arda Pl is lo­cated in an estab­lished Pa­pakura neigh­bour­hood.

The in­te­ri­ors of this gen­er­ous home are well-ap­pointed and light filled.

The dining and kitchen spa­ces are lo­cated to eas­ily con­nect with the entertainment

The 789 square me­tre prop­erty comes with plenty of space for a qual­ity life­style.

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