On Top of the World This extraordinary residence is strategically nestled into 88 hectares of pristine native forest, which includes a 20 hectare woodlot. The house has been blended into its mountain top location, offering some of New Zealand's most spectacular mountain and sea views. Only 30 minutes’ drive from the port city of Nelson and its bays, the area is regarded by many as the most beautiful and relaxing location in the country. The architecturally designed solar home enjoys genuine 360° views, offering an incredibly varied vista from the Richmond ranges and across Tasman Bay to the Tasman Sea. The home’s unique design encompasses a steel framed exo-skeleton, large glazed areas complimented with an extensive use of native timbers milled on the property. Expansive wraparound decking extends from the open living areas and bedrooms to give a wonderfully relaxing and open environment. On the property is a large enclosed workshop and two-bay covered shed, complete with an exceptional range of woodworking machinery, which could be purchased. The 88 hectares is legally divided into three separate lots, giving potential for further development. Access is by way of a very well formed two wheel drive road, wholly owned by the property and allowing complete privacy. Most of the property is in mature native forest, with approximately 20 hectares of 12 year old, well maintained old Pinus Radiata production forest.
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