A unique rural residential property on the shores of Mahurangi Harbour, within 1 hour of Auckland, with a fully restored turn of the century two storey mansion situated on an elevated site with wide open harbour views, often spectacular sunsets and the rare privilege of riparian rights to harbour front water edge and beach.
The fully restored and modernised mansion has all its 1910 detail retained and brought back to life by the owner's master craftsmanship. From Kauri polished wooden floors, rimu paneling, period fittings, spectacular serpentine galleried staircase, leadlight windows to crystal chandeliers and French gilt lantern in the entrance, this home has been brought back to life and to its full grandeur.
Situated on 4840 square metres of land, the 408 square metre, 260m2 verandahs and terraces and, two storey kauri weather board home comprised upstairs: 3 bedrooms (one with ensuite), large music/sunroom, main bedroom with ensuite and sunroom, and access to the large roof deck with open fire. Downstairs: main entrance with a panelled inglenook and gas fire, main drawing room with inglenook and gas fire, large library/office, TV/sitting room with open fire and the large family living/dining and kitchen area with butlers kitchen/pantry and a bathroom.
Verandahed terraces wrap around almost the entire house and deepen where needed for entertaining. A separate building of 3 car covered garaging and studio with bathroom, loft, laundry and wet area has been built in scale to compliment the mansion. The grounds are landscaped and planted in native and exotic trees and shrubbery.
A truly magnificent home for those who love depth of character and a period home where antiques, modern decor and art collections can blend in and come alive.