Herald on Sunday


This rare offering in Mount Maunganui’s Marine Parade has been lovingly designed and executed by its owners with no expense spared, writes LOUISE RICHARDSON.


192 Marine Parade 4 3 2

Kay Ganley, a Bayleys Mount Maunganui highend property specialist, says that the current owners of this spectacula­r 540sqm linea weatherboa­rd, stone and cedar home, spent five years planning the design of their dream dwelling, and another four years building it.

“It’s been an absolute labour of love on their part!”

The home is situated, right across the road from the sand dunes and sea, and it was completed in 2019, so still presents as practicall­y brandnew. The house comprises three levels, incorporat­ing three living areas, including a media room. The kitchen is an absolute entertaine­r’s dream, designed by award-winning, master cabinet-maker Glen Johns, and superbly equipped with only the very best appliances.

There are four huge bedrooms served by three bathrooms and a home office along with a library. A ground floor kitchenett­e is handy for house guests and the undergroun­d wine cellar is a unique feature, hand-carved out of Hinuera stone, a process which took six years.

Concrete floors throughout the home are quiet and have excellent thermal properties while Italian marble and tempered glass have been widely used in the interior, along with gleaming native timbers.

The tapware is all from Italy, with LED lighting from Belgium and almost every aspect of the home is fully automated and can be operated remotely by smart phone.

As well as underfloor and gas heating the home has an airconditi­oning system, keeping the bedrooms cool on hot summer nights. The internalac­cess garage accommodat­es two vehicles and there’s plenty of storage space for bikes, surfboards and other water toys while secure off-street parking for a boat or further vehicles is an added bonus.

Easy-care landscapin­g including grasses and hedging is already well-establishe­d and an 11-metre infinity pool is the icing on the cake when it comes to family fun.

Every single detail has been carefully considered by the home’s loving owners and the finished product is something they’re incredibly proud of. Needless to say, this remarkable dwelling is expected to attract attention from all around the world, but Ganley says that doesn’t necessaril­y mean an expat will buy it.

“Local residents at the Mount like to move around themselves and they often have a better sense of property values here than people outside.

“Whatever happens though, this home is undoubtedl­y going to set a new benchmark for the market here.”

Sale: Tender, July 15

Contact: Kay Ganley, Bayleys, 0272 805 686

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