Karaka In­let – now this is liv­ing!

Southern Real Estate Guide - - FRONT PAGE -

West of Karaka’s thriv­ing res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment is the pleas­ant ham­let of Kingseat. Here, over­look­ing the head­wa­ters of Clarks Creek is the ex­clu­sive set­tle­ment of Karaka In­let.

With sites of 2500 square me­tres the homes built or be­ing built are ex­pan­sive and lux­u­ri­ous in de­sign, with plenty of pri­vacy and re­lax­ing ru­ral views – the per­fect ex­am­ple be­ing num­ber 2 Capri­ole Cres­cent.

For the own­ers this was an op­por­tu­nity to bring to­gether all the best el­e­ments of homes they’d pre­vi­ously owned. They cre­ated flow­ing ar­eas for fam­ily life and en­ter­tain­ing – be­gin­ning at the im­pres­sively large en­trance lobby and con­tin­u­ing through the re­cep­tion rooms and out­stand­ing cen­tral kitchen to the swim­ming pool and out­door en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas.

In­side and out, the home dis­plays a beau­ti­ful bal­ance of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als. The ex­te­rior cladding com­bines tra­di­tional painted brick with larger brick tiles and long weath­er­boards; in­side are sev­eral stun­ning ex­am­ples of floor and wall sur­faces; and the en­tire north­fac­ing out­door liv­ing zone is paved in Traver­tine stone.

The semi open plan de­sign, lofty ceil­ings and ex­ten­sive use of glass max­imises nat­u­ral light and sense of space. There are for­mal and in­for­mal liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces, ex­tend­ing out­side to cov­ered and un­cov­ered ar­eas, shel­tered cor­ners and sunny open spa­ces.

The kitchen is the piece de re­sis­tance, de­signed for so­cia­bil­ity as well as func­tion – the cook will al­ways be in­volved in what­ever’s go­ing on. The kitchen is­land, stor­age and cook­ing fa­cil­i­ties are stag­ger­ingly good – the Belling oven has four sep­a­rate oven com­part­ments and the stove top seven gas hobs!

The home fea­tures four dou­ble bed­rooms, two bath­rooms plus a pow­der room, a ‘proper’ study, large laun­dry and amaz­ing garag­ing – high stud garage space that leaves plenty of room for work­shop and hobby ar­eas or home gym.

The mas­ter bed­room is de­li­ciously self-in­dul­gent, with floor to ceil­ing win­dows that are mir­ror­glassed to pro­vide com­plete pri­vacy for the open bath­room. This is as good an en suite as you’ll see, spa­cious and beau­ti­fully ap­pointed. The walk-in wardrobe is sim­i­larly im­pres­sive.

Past ex­pe­ri­ence in­flu­enced the fam­ily bath­room de­sign, which is con­ve­niently di­vided into bath and shower room, van­ity area and sep­a­rate toi­let.

Out­doors, you’re nat­u­rally at­tracted to the sunny pool area, and through a gate is a great out­door fire­place and pa­tio. The large, flat, fenced lawn area is per­fect for kids kick­ing a ball about.

The school op­tions around here are sec­ond to none and with Clarks Beach a short drive away the life­style is per­fect.

2 Capri­ole Cres­cent goes to auc­tion on Novem­ber 16t in Ray White Pukekohe’s new of­fices.

View­ing: Satur­day/Sun­day 2.30-3.30pm; Tues­days 6 to 6.30pm.

Con­tact Shan­non Har­ris, South­ern Cor­ri­dor Realty Ltd – Ray White Pukekohe 027 242 8669 / 09 238 4100.


The strength of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als cre­ates a time­less beauty to the home.

Ra­di­at­ing out from the spec­tac­u­lar kitchen are sev­eral con­vivial fam­ily spa­ces.

Pam­per your­self with en­suite lux­ury in the mas­ter bed­room.

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