Spectacular Rural Luxury
| Address: 273 Forestry Road, Waitoki |
| Agent: Simone du Bernard – Mob 021 433 075, Tel 09 451 9344 | Simone.email@example.com |
| Auction: In rooms Takapuna 28th February 2019 |
Spanning 51 spectacular acres in Waitoki, number 273 Forestry Road is a truly breath-taking rural masterpiece. When the current owners began this project seven years ago, they started with bare, barren paddocks. They’ve designed and built the incredible 605m2 residence and have developed the land and grounds to become the stunning country estate seen today.
The vast property is set back from the road behind large timber automatic gates so enjoys a wonderful sense of privacy. A 250 meter concrete aggregate driveway meanders up through the manicured lawns to the impressive home and 150m2 circular splash pool out front. The owners and architect Ron Saxby bought their vision to life – a classic country home designed for family living and entertaining on a grand scale. While it showcases consummate luxury at every turn, it’s been masterfully balanced with hardwearing and comfortable materials to withstand the wear and tear of fun family life.
Inside, the exceptional proportions are immediately captivating. The ground floor has a 2.7m stud height, which is doubled in the voluminous open dining area. Macrocarpa vaulted ceilings and the bridge that runs across the second level create a sense of pure drama, with the balustrade a replica of Smith & Caughey’s famed version. The exquisitely detailed, bespoke woodwork throughout is another strong feature, with the huge oak 10-seater dining table, built-in shelving and oak window joinery complementing the solid oak wood floors.
The kitchen will delight discerning chefs and has been designed to cater for both very large and intimate groups with ease. It boasts granite bench tops, Miele appliances, an enormous island and abundant storage. Sets of bifold flow out to the vitex decking with cedar beam pergolas outside. The sweeping lawn overlooks the vast paddocks beyond, where a pathway leads down to a pond that’s home to two white swans. A native country planting theme was designed to be visually striking and protective, including Oak, Liquid Amber and London Plane specimen trees.
The lounge has a grand Schist fireplace and the dedicated theatre room has ultra-high spec electronics and the games room is large enough for a full bar and billiards table. The ground floor master suite has its own outdoor access and luxurious ensuite, making it the ideal guest or second master suite. All the bathrooms throughout are finished to an exemplary standard, with rough rock granite sinks set atop travetine stone bench tops and walk-in showers with rainhead dumpers. Also on the ground floor are an office, internal access to the carpeted triple garage and large laundry, complete with built-in ironing board, heated tiles and a laundry chute from upstairs.
Upstairs, the decadent master suite showcases views over the Waitoki Valley and has a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with a double shower and rainhead dumpers. Across the bridge, the three remaining bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom.
Outside, pheasants wander through the fruit orchard and there is space for chicken runs near the raised bed vegetable gardens. There’s a large 300m2 working shed also onsite, along with a 60m2 cottage that can be rented out – the owners lived here while their dream home was taking shape. They’ve future-proofed and ensured security is paramount, with double-glazed UV glass throughout, eight heat pumps, Elk roof shingles, floodlights outside, a panic alarm, home security system and electronic gates with intercom.
As well as truly magnificent family home, this property has the dimensions, outstanding quality and truly magical location to be a top venue or luxury accommodation.