This lifestyle block on the edge of the city is full of amazing potential. The 8000sqm property, hidden from the road, has established grounds and infrastructure, and a solid family home that is currently a work in progress. The layout favours open plan living, encompassing a double glazed extension overlooking the gardens. Seamless connection with the large sheltered all-weather deck encourages outdoor living and entertaining. A focal point is the stylish, well-designed stone-look kitchen, which is complete. It features 1.5 ovens, soft close cabinetry, frosted glass pantries and on trend tapware.
Other rooms are in various stages of completion, including the master bedroom which is double glazed and has an ensuite in the making.
Some significant enhancements have already been made to the home. The brick exterior has been painted and the roof replaced by longrun iron. Ceiling and underfloor insulation has been added and the water has been converted to mains pressure. A new shower rose features in the bathroom and the lounge has a logburner. A second toilet eases off the country-sized laundry and the undercover porch serves as a mud room. Bedrooms are spacious, one has a conservatory and independent entry, and native timbers are showcased.
There is power to garage, a carport for extra parking and provision for hobbies and pastimes. The sleep-out offers additional accommodation for family or guests.
Established gardens adorn the property. Kids have plenty of outdoor freedom and three well-fenced paddocks are ideal enclosures for pets, stock or horses.
A restful rural ambience pervades the property, lying 2-3 minutes drive from Hillcrest shops, supermarket and university. Zoning is for Hillcrest schools and the area is serviced by school buses. Ruakura industries and Newstead Model Country School are handy, and new restaurants are emerging along Ruakura Road.
With one-third of the work finished, this project promises big rewards in a prime location.