Space galore inside and out, plus studio suite

By Jo Ferris




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New Year’s celebrations might be over, but new beginnings are still very much to the fore. January tends to be a month underpinned by that long, hot summer holiday feeling – time for recreation, boating and surfing; barbecues, gatherings and visits from family and friends. This property extends a warm welcome for it all. Sitting in Whangamata’s newest subdivision on the outskirts of town, it’s only a short drive into the heart of town for coffee and shopping. With lovely rural views, this is handy to golf, near Otahu River, the local school and a short walk to the corner dairy via a walkway. Being a new subdivision, the homes are all young at heart and sit well together. This is in a cul-de-sac – a large site at around 1052 square metres – plenty of room at the back for the trampoline, practising the golf swing or twilight cricket. Ample sealed parking at the front caters for the boat, the motorhome and still plenty of room for friends. The double garage is separate to the house – divided by a carport – but one half has been converted into a self-contained, one bedroom studio. Ideal for family and guests, it offers thoughts for Airbnb as well, which is handy. The home has four bedrooms and caters nicely for family, while offering room for an office, if working from home is on the wish list. Good design maximises space and sun, thanks to raked ceilings that allow more windows above the ranchsliders. The décor is contemporary – clean lines - black and white blending well in the kitchen, with a large butler’s pantry giving good storage. The island bar is a natural drawcard for casual dining and conversation – and its sleek look is finished with a waterfall design. Contemporary finish flows through to both bathrooms – the best reserved for the ensuite, with a large fully tiled walk-in shower. Living areas and two bedrooms all slip outside to a large open sundeck, before stepping down to the privacy of a big back yard. Apart from the playground space, there’s scope for more development – veges, fruits trees, or a pool perhaps. Space is the key feature with this property - space inside and space outdoors in the sun. There’s room for tents, another shed for all the toys and parking galore. The location is lovely. The emphasis at this time of year might be on the beach and surf, but for a year-round lifestyle, this area offers the best of both worlds. Otahu River and the surrounding hills instil an idyllic aura to this neighbourhood. It’s just far enough away from the holiday bustle of Whangamata, but close enough when the surf is pumping and the desire for a flat white or something stronger beckons.