Trade the hustle and bustle of city life for the quiet country ambience of this magnificent rural manor. Nestled in a private 10700m2 environment on the city fringe, the five bedroom / three bathroom home of distinction encourages large scale family living and entertaining.
In zone for Hillcrest schools and enhanced by kauri trees, the 348m2 kiln-fired Hinuera stone manor is quality-built and impeccably appointed, with an emphasis on light, space, comfort and detailing. It has superb living options and a warm relationship with the outdoors via a series of french doors, balcony and sublime picture windows. Bedrooms and living spread over two levels, connected by a sweeping rimu staircase.
Downstairs features a formal lounge under a cathedral ceiling, formal dining and family relaxation zones including a breakfast room overlooking the deck and uplit bush. Granite and stainless steel counters, quality appliances and a big walk-in pantry make the kitchen a delight to work in. The peaceful grand master suite has a sitting area, bathroom, walk-in robe and outdoor link. The fifth bedroom, or office, eases off the double-height tiled entrance foyer.
Two upstairs bedrooms open to a well-configured Jack and Jill bathroom, with a spa bath. A further bedroom boasts an ensuite and picturesque balcony. The mezzanine lounge attracts awe-inspiring views.
A large fitted laundry, guest powder room and gardener's toilet off the huge triple car garage add value. There is gas ducted central heating, a dual living flame gas fire, gas infinity hot water and abundant storage.
Built in 2000, this ageless classic optimises the sun, is at one with the environment and serenely positioned at the end of a sealed drive that opens to a large sealed forecourt. Water is spring-sourced and trickle-feed town supply. Tui and diverse bird life are drawn to the numerous natives trees gracing the mature landscaped grounds bordered by QEII National Trust bush. The tranquil, coveted location is moments from Hillcrest shops and transport.