Ruby Bay's Jewel
38 Stafford Drive is a unique and multi-faceted property. She's a beach house with 200m of frontage that's still far enough from the shoreline to afford privacy from beachgoers. She's a country home that's secluded, yet close to Mapua Wharf, school and shops, along with great links to SH60 for easy commuting. She's also a 4.4ha 'lifestyler' with predominantly level grounds, along with a raft of horticultural shade shelters and quality outbuildings.
The home is set back from Ruby Bay Beach and is reached via a formed drive leading from the road, which confers privacy. The north-facing aspect provides for excellent sun, captures the sun rising across the ranges and affords panoramic views of the Tasman Sea.
A double garage, laundry and the practical utility area has internal access to the house and are located on the lower ground floor, with the living spaces spread over the other two levels. On the upper ground floor are the chic kitchen and diner, plus an adjoining lounge with a powerful log-burner and wetback, and stacking sliders opening to the expansive terrace and lawn. A hallway from the lounge leads to two generously proportioned bedrooms and the elegant bathroom, with its natural schist detailing.
The entire first floor is taken up with the stylish master suite, which features a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and a delightful 'Juliet Balcony', complete with a retractable canopy.
The vendors have put a lot of effort into bringing the home up to scratch; repainting, replacing the kitchen and bathrooms; re-plumbing and rewiring and adding double glazing, creative décor and nautical-style timber-clad ceilings and walls, while the garden has vegetable beds and is landscaped; yet there's plenty of opportunity in the grounds for you to expand on what's already here, making it work your way.
Few properties in this outstanding location have so much scope. Come and view and you'll agree - she's a gem.