Grandeur on an unbelievable scale takes your breath away in this enormous 880 sq m waterfront home, a tranquil lifestyle escape enjoying parklike 7,234 sq m (more or less) grounds and harbour views from every angle. Built of cavity plaster over concrete block, a copper roof with the highest quality fitout in the 1990s and remodelled in 2003, the timeless seven bedroom home lies just 25 kilometres from central Auckland. But the serene setting makes it seem like worlds away. The coastal gem hides securely behind gates at the end of a peninsular and looks back over the Manukau Harbour to the city. Whether you keep Te Manu Tahawai Estate for yourself and family as your secret hideaway or turn it into a luxury lodge for guests with fully equipped two bedroom staff accommodation, it is a stunning resort-like playground. Look forward to entertaining around the large heated pool and spa with feature mosaics by one of New Zealand’s top artists – Pat Hanly. Play tennis on the championship floodlit astroturf tennis court, or launch your boat from your own boatshed down on the water.
The whole estate has again been extensively brought up to date so everything including all technical air conditioning and heating aspects is in pristine order. Simply drive in and live like a prince or princess.
A clever arced design based on points of the compass captures all day sun and views from a variety of grand well-connected formal and family rooms featuring parquet floors, a large gas fire, soaring cedar ceilings, schist pillars, electric blinds and a bridge over a water feature. Extensive use of timber including Alti joinery adds a warmth. Part of the family dining area, the large chef’s kitchen can cater for crowds with Miele and Gaggenau ovens, a coffee maker and scullery. There are two bars - upstairs and down - a media room with large TV, sauna and a wine cellar. Five bedrooms in the main house each have a private sea view balcony ,are all enormous with great storage and the master suite has a dazzling walk-in dressing room with spa in the en-suite. Even the guest/staff house is luxurious with its own entry, internal garage, balconies ,kitchen and lounges.
Simply stunning, this luxurious secret safe haven is a unique slice of Kiwi heaven never to be repeated again. The Settlor of the Trust is deceased, Immediate possession available.