Unbelievable, unforgettable, unrepeatable waterfront
Where else can you secure this kind of waterfront living so close to Tauranga's CBD, and how could you ever accomplish it from scratch today... you can't, and you couldn't.
If you've ever aspired to the ultimate waterfront New Zealand home, nestled tranquilly and privately against a turquoise harbour's edge, awash with bird song and surrounded by lush greenery. Then this could be your once in a lifetime opportunity.
This idyllic plot of coastal land was acquired by the current owner in the mid-90s. The beautiful home that now sits proudly against the water's edge was painstakingly sculpted over five years by craftsman and materials all curated with the upmost care.
Designed by New Zealand Architect Robert Kofoed with complete respect for the north facing harbour's edge building site and its sweeping views. Envisaged as a home that would stand the test of time both aesthetically and practically, it was built true to the owner's vision from Nelson schist and cedar.
Only fifteen minutes from the Tauranga CBD and whilst close to town the sense of arrival is very much one of peaceful seclusion. Such a rare thing to have the best of both worlds.
The anticipation of opening this substantial door is immediately rewarded by a generous glimpse of the waters edge through the adjacent formal lounge and its expanse of bi-fold doors. The stud height and variably vaulted ceiling, bright yet warm wooden joinery and skirting boards, add a sense of both elegance and familiar comfort on arrival.
The kitchen with its near panoramic views of the inlet, and glimpses of the water from its generous scullery, it is truly a space you will not want to leave. You will feel embraced by the carefully crafted rimu cabinetry (lovingly created by Swiss cabinet maker Mr Hans Mieir) and the spacious wrap-around stone counter tops. Just outside sits a built-in BBQ and servery, this is an entertainment setting that must be seen to be appreciated; your guests will never forget your hospitality.
Perfectly located between the kitchen and formal lounge sits a dining room that you will want to use. Many a sunset will go down over a meal and precious time with your loved ones in this valuable heart of the home.
The formal lounge feels larger than its size would suggest. Creatively connected to the outdoors through a generous expanse of bi-fold doors, its substantial stone fireplace and distant ceiling are reminiscent of a luxury lodge.
The master bedroom is positioned privately on the home's northwest corner, its external walls being entirely of bi-fold doors which allow for a sleeping and lounging experience like none other. As you would expect of a home of this quality the master is complimented by a very spacious walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with separate toilet and bidet.
From the entry foyer a rimu and wrought iron staircase bathed in light from a generous landing window leads you into two surprising spaces. These spaces could be third and fourth bedrooms or otherwise purposed, but regardless of use they will delight you with their timber floors, beautifully framed views and sense of complete tranquility.
Last but certainly not least is a water's edge pool patio that will impress even the most seasoned luxury traveler. A 20-meter pool parallels the inlet's edge, connected to the foreshore by a beautifully landscaped overflow and an immaculate lawn. The pool is complemented by an indulgent hot tub wrapped in stone and perched on the pool's edge.
This offering represents a golden opportunity to secure a dream lifestyle for your family and their generations to come.