157 Waipapa Block Road, Whakamarama
Your heart will be captured in seconds. It's not just the site, which is breathtaking - secluded with an extraordinary hilltop panorama from Matakana to the Kaimai Ranges. It's not the anticipation after passing the security gates up a garden drive to the house. It's not even the elegant greeting of the loggia lounge at the front door. It's this home's soul. It just keeps giving. Hinuera stone shows the home was built in an era when houses were rock solid. The original owners created a country home of substance. What has happened in the past year, however, is outstanding. New ceilings and lighting; new kitchen and scullery; master ensuite and walk-in wardrobe; new flooring and decor throughout. On top of the innovative loggia there's a new pergola patio to bask in the views. Sheltered with shade when the sun is at its peak, it twinkles at night with chandelier bling. Watch sunrise and toast sunset from a different spot each day - inside or out. Bathrooms aside, there are views from every room - gardens filled with birdsong to the Kaimais' renowned sunsets. Outdoor areas spill from rooms everywhere. Even the scullery opens to the loggia at the front. The scullery, with its built-in laundry, is just one of this home's fascinating features. It's brilliant - spacious, practical and a second workplace. Sparkling euro stone in the kitchen highlights its space, while gourmet finish excels. The drinks' closet is the star though - added chandelier bling suggesting this home would be a brilliant lodge. An end bedroom, bathroom and lounge could be shut off for a private-entry guest suite. Other bedrooms lend to B&B, endless potential. As are the features: spa,separate studio - complete with verandah and bar; large workshop, 4-car parking, room for the boat and motorhome; a fish bench, green house, raised vege beds, chicken house, plus three grazing paddocks. A world away, yet so near - it's heaven on earth.