Captain Cook named Red Bluff and took survey bearings from Red Bluff headland for the Admiralty Charts. In the 1960s the Smale family subdivided it into a highly valued cul de sac. Living in Red Bluff Rise you can wake up and retire to the sound of the waves and enjoy the sun rise and set from covered verandas all year round. This solid home presents classic 1965 architecture with a one room wide living room, big picture windows and polished heart rimu floors. It is naturally warm in winter and cool in summer due to its northerly aspect, elevated position and carefully considered design. There is plenty of onsite parking and an easy turnaround area. Our vendors needed this as they arrived with 4 boats and are leaving with 10. The renovation architect achieved an elegant, family-friendly, maritime look retaining attractive mid-century design elements. Original etched glass interior sliding doors, pelmets, mahogany doors and banister were retained. The modernised kitchen was styled on its original galley arrangement with stainless steel bench. The full length front veranda was rebuilt and a generous back veranda added encouraging indoor-outdoor flow. The maritime theme extended to deck railings created by marine stainless steel craftsmen and nautical wall colours and soft furnishings. While preparing the home for sale the vendors offered us this recount: "Our children gained confidence growing up along this shoreline, walking home from school and attending excellent schools. On their last days at primary and intermediate, they decided to sail to school. At dawn they wheeled their optimist and P-class dinghies down Red Bluff Rise to Campbells Bay. Casting off onto an outgoing tide and 5 knots of offshore breeze they figured as long as they pumped or paddled they would make it to school on time. While they drifted towards Murrays Bay both their school principals replied: "Excellent!" to our message of "Thanks for a great year! And, if your pupil is late?!!! It's that rare confidence 17 Red Bluff Rise offers her next family too.