With space to graze stock, grow crops or develop vineyard, this relatively unique rural property features an attractive home, designed by Min Hall at Arthouse, with a timeless roofline, rough sawn weatherboards, double glazed aluminium windows and doors, exposed whitewashed rafters, Kauri cabinetry, Matai flooring and Macrocarpa joinery in a beautiful setting. Spacious open plan living features a sitting room with a Jet Master fire and dining with a large entertainers kitchen and island bench, all enjoying easy access to outdoor living options, and views of the garden and beyond. There is a separate study with a woodburner, very cosy in winter, and two bedrooms in the main house while an adjoining two-bedroom guest wing caters for family, friends or additional income through short term accommodation. From a surprisingly elevated position, the property enjoys views down the valley to the Richmond Range, sometimes big and bold and other times distant and moody, a grey vignette reflective of the famous Cloudy Bay wine label. Designed by Robert Watson, the grounds feature a driveway through a grove of oaks, lawns flowing into meadow, established plantings and hidden gardens for privacy, peace and production. A range of produce includes persimmon, pomegranate, quince, fig, plum, olives, apples, cherries, nectarines, hazelnuts, pinenuts, strawberries, currants, blueberries, blackberries, feijoa, limes, oranges, mandarins, asparagus and all sorts of vegetables. Income has been earned from grazing and making baleage, and there is enough irrigation water for seven hectares of grapes, available through the Waihopai Irrigation Scheme. Handy to town services and the airport, this is a very appealing country home, an opportunity to taste the good life in New Zealands sunniest region....
348 sq m