Genuine Canadian style log home with Bay of Plenty Panorama
This Canadian log house faithfully crafted in traditional style from New Zealand Douglas Fir is sited on the plateau of 9.7840 ha, predominantly bush. The beautiful setting commands a magnificent view of the Bay of Plenty harbour, coastline and hinterland.
No wonder a visitor to this property described it as a "glimpses of glory". It is simply glorious up here, so near civilisation, yet hovering above a landscape and seascape that changes every single day, almost every hour.
To reach this property on the Minden hillside you wind up a sealed bush fringed drive, over one of two streams which cut through the land, one with pool and waterfall. The bush canopy opens up nearer the top with deer fenced grazing and more paddocks for a few cattle or sheep. A large gravel parking area suggests this property has hosted a do or two. The home's extensive decks and landscaped gardens make it an ideal spot for small to medium celebrations. Ninety-five people have gathered on the covered front deck, drinks served from the outdoor bar and food from the barbeque gazebo, with preparation in the recently installed chef worthy kitchen.
If there was ever a setting so superbly suited to a Canadian log home this is it. The rich warmth and solidity of the structure is enhanced by large native and sub-tropical plantings around it; the expanse of lawn with pond and viewing platform allows it room to breathe. Creamy hued imported schist is incorporated to advantage. While invitingly warm and cosy inside, it bows to the Kiwi climate with decks you'll gravitate to most of the year.
Three of the four bedrooms are very generous suites with their own bathrooms; the two upper level ones off a mezzanine landing could easily be utilised for offering guest accommodation.
Other buildings on the property include a large barn (great for parking the boat) with a two-level studio on one side, 7x17m2 five bay shed with an office and a stand-alone one room half round log cabin. A bore supplies pristine water and one of the three tanks collects rain water for irrigation.
Canadian in style, very New Zealand in environment and atmosphere, this unique property invites you to live in a majestic setting with Te Puna village down the hill and easy access into Tauranga via Bethlehem Town Centre.