PERFECTO: With four bedrooms, a salt-water pool and extensive garaging, this rural Thornton property ticks all the boxes for families. Photos supplied

Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, six sheds, a pool and fantastic rural views – this Thornton property has plenty to offer buyers.

OVER the last couple of years, a rural lifestyle community has sprung up on Powdrell Road at Thornton that is home to a few lucky families.

One of those is the owner of this property at number 122E. Sitting on a 5587 metre block with views to Whale Island, Mount Putauaki and, on a good day, Mount Tarawera, the property has been designed to suit the needs of their teenage family, their love of outdoor entertaining, swimming and passion for tinkering with vehicles.

It was to be their forever home, but circumstances have changed, opening the door for someone else to reap the rewards of their efforts. And the efforts have been huge.

The four bedroom home, which sits high on its site, looks as if it has been there for much longer with well-developed gardens, covered decking for al fresco dining, a salt water swimming pool, spa, and extensive sheds – six to be exact.

The home is extremely sunny with a practical layout for families. At one end there is a large dining-family room with wood fire and doors that open to a covered pergola area on the deck. Clear blinds cut out any wind and allow entertaining in all weathers.

The master bedroom, with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, is at this end of the house with over-sized windows on the northern side making the most of the rural view.

The galley kitchen faces onto the deck with breakfast bars at both ends, a bi-folding window for easy serving to the deck, a five-burner gas hob and oversized sink and oven.

The main lounge is at the other end of the kitchen and the other three bedrooms, bathroom and laundry can be found off hallways at the rear of the house.

All bedrooms are double rooms with plenty of wardrobe space and the utility areas have been well designed with a separate toilet, a bath/shower room, and central handwashing area.

The home has an HRV fitted, helping to keep it warm and dry.

Outside there is a double carport next to the dwelling and, off to the side, an exceptional garaging complex comprising six bays, each with their own roller door. One has a high stud to accommodate a motorhome, boat or to house a car hoist.

This is a rural lifestyle package that has it all – including good neighbours who are close at hand, but not to close.

Words and photos tell only half the story so take advantage of this weekend’s open home to have a proper look at what’s on offer.


122E Powdrell Road, Thornton

Agent: Earl Austin

Phone: (07) 307 7274 or 027 280 4646

Price: Offers over $930,000

Open home: Sunday, 1pm to 1.30pm