Ask the owners why they bought this home, and the answer is a word - the garden. Immerse yourself and this 3129sqm haven will touch your soul. Hum to birdsong, be soothed by water from the man-made brook trickling into the goldfish pond. Wander amid towering trees and flowering shrubs and feel like Alice in Wonderland in this magical place. Filled with rare specimens from here and abroad - this garden transgresses nations and themes. It's a brilliant blend of formal and cottage; ornamental and contemplation - coloured with rich blooms and textured foliage.
The owners didn't create this garden - but they have nurtured it and added more layers. Once inside, the world dissolves. Apart from the odd peek, this home is embraced in seclusion - sheltered in the valley of Westridge.
Westridge is an elite estate - renowned for its gardens and closeness to nature trails, reserves, Fernland Spa and links to Tauranga's CBD and shopping at The Lakes. This four bedroom house complements its garden beautifully. Equally maintained to a high standard, it's fully double glazed and needs nothing doing. The designer kitchen is a drawcard - contemporary styling showcasing a cabinetmaker's craft with American Oak. Featuring a matching drinks dresser and long-boy unit in the dining area, counters are black granite and a walnut breakfast bar. Twin Bosch ovens also boast a steam oven.
It's dream entertaining - effortless flow from the kitchen and dining to a fireside living room and on to the lounge. Slipping outside to a sheltered verandah, the garden and water is a joy to share.
Special artwork stays with this garden - their place cemented in its history. It takes years to create something as beautiful as this. These owners have tended the heritage well. Now it's your turn.