AWARD WINING HOME IN PARAPARA
WOW! Elevated, private & great views every which way you look!
At the top of the drive, there is a large 2 bay shed - part workshop & part garage then on to the orchard planted with apples, pears, black boy peach, mulberry bushes, figs, persimmons & damson plum. Continuing up the steps, the whole area has been planted with a huge variety of exotic trees - magnolia & rhododendron..... raised vegetable gardens & a covered berry area with gooseberries, blue berries & strawberries. The solar panels & water tanks are located here along with irrigation. There are a total of 5 water storage tanks on the property - 3 for the house & 2 supplying the garden - supplied by rain water, a spring & creek. UV filters are installed to ensure a clean water supply.
At the front of the house, there is a lawn & more vegetables & a variety of citrus trees planted near the house. The inviting wooden seat offers you a view across to the horizon beyond. A path leads to a circular entertainment area with wood fire.
Entering the house, you are met with cathedral ceilings of 7 metres with huge beams & large hanging lights, spacious living, heated by an inbuilt wood fire. The kitchen is well appointed with plenty of cupboard space & a large walk-in pantry. The Raeburn wood fire is a feature of the kitchen & partially provides the hot water for the 5 radiators which are located throughout the house. At the far end of the kitchen is a dining area.
One dble bdrm with fitted wardrobes & bthrm with spa bath. At the end of this hallway is the 2nd bdrm, which has French doors to the outside & a view of the sea from the bed! The stairway from this bdrm leads up to an office/handicraft room. The very large water cylinder is also located here. Back downstairs again through to the dble garage & the 2nd office.
Off the garage, is another large dble bdrm with an ensuite & small kitchen. This also has French doors out to a private courtyard area. Perfect for guests, family or AirB&B.
The interior is lined with macrocarpa, the exterior is linea board on a fully engineered concrete foundation with a Coloursteel roof, aluminium joinery exterior & wooden interior with dble glazing, insulated walls, ceiling & underfloor.
A completely energy self-sufficient home with solar panels, generator if needed, ample water supply & storage tanks, water heated by solar & Raeburn fire & a fully functional worm farm for the septic system.
In 2009, this house was awarded a silver award from the regional Master Builders Awards.