•Private park-like 1.53ha approx sanctuary
•Bespoke residence; separate office suite
•8 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms; living galore
•Casual lets; short-term rentals; Airbnb
•City-fringe location; top school zones
•Close to cafes, Ruakura & Hillcrest
About this property
Private park-like grounds, a super-sized home that can be split in two, a separate multi-room office suite and superb location make this staycation sensation unique. Brimful of special elements and configured for large-scale living, entertaining and accommodation, it offers space galore for multi-generational families and guests. Owner-built, the plaster over brick home carries its schist accents indoors where attention to detail is showcased in the classy, upgraded interior. A schist stone hearth with a log burner on wet-back is a focal highlight of the open-plan area which opens to the entertainment courtyard. A foodie's haven, the composite stone kitchen boasts a 900mm oven with a six-burner gas hob, quality appliances, soft close bespoke cabinetry and well-appointed scullery that directly accesses the carpeted triple-car garage. Carrying groceries indoors couldn't be easier. The master bedroom has a luxurious ensuite and walk-in robe, and sliders that open onto a private courtyard. A guest suite is sequestered off the garage and the five-bedroom wing can exist independently. Custom cabinetry features in the walk-in and all wardrobes. The home has been perfectly set up to be one large family residence, two homes under one roof, or operate as an Airbnb business. Everything is country-sized, including the laundry which is a model of efficiency. There's oodles of storage, new carpet, decor and LED lighting, and a host of inclusions for everyday comfort. Accessed via its own driveway, the office suite comprises an open plan living environment, two further rooms, bathroom facilities and double garage with a full-height door. Ideal for a home-based business, work-from-home haven, games retreat or guest overflow, it has enormous versatility. Post and rail fencing, lush lawns, an orchard, and eclectic plantings create rural charm. The five paddocks on the 1.53ha approx block are suited to equine use, grazing or calf rearing. Day-care and favourite country restaurants are within walking distance. School zones are coveted and city life is close.