Green and pleasant
Comfortably settled on 15ha of lush grounds and bathed in sun this architecturally designed residence is really delightful. Built in 2003 the home features sustainably sourced materials such as native timbers that blend well with the use of Zincalume, Lawson cypress and plaster for the exterior cladding. With solar panels, thermally broken double glazing, a log burner and an insulated concrete floor storing all the winter sun's energy, the home is decidedly warm in the winter. In the summer throw open the windows and patio doors to catch the breeze, keeping the interior deliciously cool. On the ground floor, the living areas are open-plan with (wood) ply kitchen, a spacious living-dining area, a laundry plus a bedroom with ensuite and a second lounge. This thoughtful configuration provides space for hobbies and/or study that could be used for extended family or paying guests. An elegant flight of timber stairs sweep up to the first floor where there are two large bedrooms, a light and airy office area and the family bathroom.
Leading from the living area there's a charming deck where you can relax and entertain al fresco, relish the pastoral views and listen to the birds as they flit amongst the natives and exotics. Grey water from the home irrigates this area; however water is never an issue. The property has a supply from the Dovedale Scheme, supplementing the rain water collected from the roof.
The grounds around the home are divided into a variety of paddocks each with water troughs. There's plenty of space for grazing and to grow vegetables, plus there's a variety outbuildings, two creeks, an apple orchard and a 'fruit bowl' orchard, providing a tasty bounty for your table. Indeed, the vendor has grown organic produce here for many years.
The home's convenient location, only a short distance from the highway and Upper Moutere village make it a good choice for families. And if you have guests, it's a perfect base to explore the region's delights.