COUNTRY ESTATE: This large, modern, home on 3.2 hectares of land is all on one level and located in the heart of Otakiri. Photos Open2view

LOCATED on a no-exit road in the heart of Otakiri farmland, this flat, 3.2 hectare property has everything a large family needs for executive living.

Much of the land is fenced into a large paddock that is leased to a neighbouring farmer. However, the modern, single-level brick home and its sealed, circular driveway and substantial lawn area are separated from the pasture with wooden posts and rail fencing.

Attractive plantings of native shrubs provide privacy from the road and prevailing winds.

The home comes with four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, two large lounges, two dining areas and a home office – plenty of space for a large family to spread out or entertain guests. A huge north-facing deck overlooks the farmland to the north, and all the living spaces open on to this through French doors.

The big, farmhouse-sized kitchen also has double everything – two large sinks, two full-sized wall ovens and a double dish drawer. A hatch connects the kitchen to the formal dining area to allow dishes to be passed through. There are also lots of cupboards and bench space and a high breakfast bar connects the kitchen to the family area. This family room is a lovely, sunny dining-living space with a large corner bay window catching the morning sun and has French doors leading to the deck.

Visitors enter the home through a high-ceilinged, carpeted entryway that flows through to the hallway and lounge areas.

The stars of this home, however, are the two enormous lounge areas that allow separate entertainment areas for children and adults. Both are sunny, north-facing spaces, each with their own heat pump for temperature control. The lounge closest to the bedrooms has storage cupboards along one wall.

The main bathroom, with bath and shower, is just across the hallway, along with a separate toilet and the home office.

The bedrooms are all located off the hallway at the eastern end of the house and are good-sized doubles. The master bedroom is north facing and has a walk-through wardrobe leading to the en-suite bathroom with shower toilet and vanity.

Styled in modern, neutral colours, the windows in every room come with sunshade roller blinds as well as quality curtains.

An internal access double garage houses the laundry and offers workshop or storage space and a garden shed provides additional storage space.

This elegant home is open to offers with a deadline treaty as advised above. If you are looking for a country retreat be sure to view this great property.


58 Johnson Road, Otakiri

Agent: Phillip Berry

Phone: 0800 FRM SEL or 027 478 8892

Deadline treaty: Wednesday, September 4, 4pm

Open home: By appointment