Katikati Advertiser

Idyllic lifestyle boasts stunning views and avocado income

- By Jo Ferris

Design forethough­t ensured this home would stand the test of time and appear as if it was built last year. It is in fact 16 years old - lovingly maintained by the owners, thanks to their vision and care for this entire property.

It commands a prominent position on a peninsula tip at the end of Beach Road. Nestled in complete seclusion on around 1.05 hectares, the property embraces lifestyle and income with 44 mature Hass avocado trees. The views are spectacula­r and this house takes full advantage of the scenery. Virtually every room either frames the vistas from picture windows or opens outside for an intimate connection.

It starts first thing in the morning. The master retreat upstairs greets each day from its grandstand position with its sheltered balcony. Bedrooms downstairs also open outside – it’s an invitation to walk down the lawn to the end of the peninsula and bask in the harbour panorama, beyond to the Kaimais. Thanks to a public walkway, there’s also access down to the water.

Idyllic gardens embrace this home to instil a cherished haven – seemingly lost in its own world. Playground lawns for the grandchild­ren to play footie or cricket, gardens to roam around – there’s even a charming 125-yearold summer house tucked away in one corner. It’s an extraordin­ary property and the home is a fitting tribute. Plaster over brick constructi­on is matched by quality finish inside – elegant taste with superior fittings, plush drapes, ceiling ducted heat pump and underfloor heating in the family hub.

This is the heart of the home – spacious living revolving around a designer kitchen. With a scullery, quality appliances, granite counters and curved bar-stool island,

this is grand entertaini­ng for large gatherings. With a breakfast corner and family lounge in easy reach, living slips out to a loggia setting for alfresco dining. Gazing to the quaint summer house and surroundin­g gardens on one side and to the harbour and Kaimais on the other, the tranquilli­ty is sublime. The outdoor flow continues at the front, as living areas and formal dining either frame the scenery or spill outside to a vast swathe of decking and lawn.

Spacious, at around 310 square metres, the house boasts enough bedrooms and office space to offer flexible options on how to live – and work - the perfect place to escape the world and work from home. With room and privacy for family and friends, there’s plenty of parking too. An internal double garage, adjoining single-car garage or workshop, together with ample space outside for the boat, motorhome and vehicles. With all this seclusion, this property is surprising­ly close to Katikati township – only around five minutes back to reality. Living here, the noise simply floats away.

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