- $1,302,572 USD
- $1,595,000 NZD
- Full Baths:
- Property Type:
- Other Residential
- 2 Fireplaces
- Wine Cellar / Grotto
Description302 Kereru Road – The Lodge at Sileni Vineyards
One enters this lifestyle property through gates anchored in river stone; suggesting something very special sits beyond.
Expectations continue to build as you drive the short distance through the grapes of Sileni’s Kereru Road vineyard. You would expect The Lodge at Sileni vineyard, as it has been in a previous life, to overlook vines and while you will not be disappointed on that front, this executive home offers so much more.
Never before offered to the market, this George Paterson designed home is beautifully understated, and built to compliment the Hawke’s Bay environment it sits within. Sited on the river terraces above the Ngaruroro River with distant views of the Kawekas and Te Mata Peak this simple gable-roofed building is timeless.
This sensational property is large on space and lifestyle. Designed with the owner in mind the 1.5 hectare grounds and plantings are easy-care, while the Zincalume roof, cedar cladding and low river stone walls minimise maintenance requirements on both the 549 sq m residence and stand-alone 78 sq m garage and storage shed. A deep verandah around the full perimeter of the home protects one from the sunshine the region is renowned for, providing shelter for whichever vista you choose to admire.
Interior materials have also been chosen to keep maintenance low. A polished concrete floor slab extends through the entry, living, dining areas as well as into the wine cellar. The lofty ceiling height adds to the spatial qualities and provides a number of upper level sanctuaries for library reading, listening to music, relaxing in front of a movie or as an alternative work / study area.
A double-sided river stone faced fireplace sculpturally divides the large open living and dining area. This room has a multitude of layout options, and can change depending on need or seasonal use. Bi-folding doors span the length of the room and open under the verandah to provide flow to an outside dining area, centrally positioned to the manicured lawns and garden. Further half circle river stone walls, garden and established trees provide intimacy to your entertaining experience and the vast night sky beyond.
A semi-commercial kitchen provides both the space and appliances to cater comfortably for family and guests. The kitchen opens to both dining areas inside and out. Guests are ensured the ability to stay overnight with the provision of five bedrooms each with their own tiled en-suite and outdoor access on the ground floor. The master suite and adjoining sitting room offers seclusion from guests or growing children. Upstairs is a sixth bedroom and en-suite at one end of the Lodge with a further area for relaxation, or as it is currently used a working office, within close proximity of the main entrance hall and away from the family-frequented areas of the home.
Fish the tributaries of the Ngararoro on your doorstep or take the 10 minute drive to tee off at either Hawke’s Bay Golf Course or the historical Hastings Bridge Pa Golf Course ranked top 10 in New Zealand. Lunch or dine at the plethora of wineries and restaurants within a seven kilometre distance, or take the 15 – 20 minute drive into central Hastings or Havelock North Village.
Prepare to be wowed, a property like this must be seen to be believed. The current owners love this property but recognise the time has come to downsize and to leave it behind, having bought for the next chapter in their lives. Motivation is high, this is an opportunity to escape the mundane and experience life in Hawke’s Bay the way it should be. A family home, perhaps combine with homestay, or executive retreat, tourist lodge - pour a glass of Chardonnay and ponder all that could be yours with the opportunity that the sale of this property brings.