Southern Homes : March 1st 2012
Southern Homes Thursday, March 1, 2012 5 Peaceful and private: A fine contemporary home on 8193 square metres with beautiful surrounds. Low-maintenance: For a big lifestyle property there's virtually no upkeep required. Deck domain: This is a wonderful extension to the home's living space. Family hub: The well-equipped kitchen has easy access to the deck and the dining room. Living the dream in Lancewood Driving up Ponga Rd from Opaheke is a treat to the senses, the air fresher and the mood more tranquil as you go. In just a few minutes you ll reach Lancewood, an exclus- ive estate of about a dozen properties featuring contem- porary family homes on large blocks of paddocks and/or bush. The owners also share 6.46ha of protected bush block complete with water- falls and even glow worms! Within Lancewood is 845 Ponga Rd. Set on 8193 square metres (two acres), it com- prises a wonderfully sunny and open home on a flat plat- form of land, plus a hillside of bush and pines -- no shortage of firewood in winter. The perimeter of the home and its gardens is fully fenced, 100 percent dog proof! Automatic electronic gates lead to a wide parking area, internal access double garage and a large high-stud shed, ideal for boats or a ready- made workshop or gym. The single-level brick and tile home is designed for relaxed family living and entertaining. A fabulous cen- tral lounge, with french doors on one side and broad bi-folds on the other, creates a great indoor-outdoor zone. The decking is superb, as is the tranquil setting of trees, home to tui and kereru. The eight-year-old, 184 square metre home has many extras, including a DVS sys- tem, two heat pumps, Bose sound system and big screen TV, a mix of electric, gas and solar water heating, and security alarms for both home and shed. There s also a cedar garden shed. The modern kitchen is very well designed and equipped, with a large fridge-freezer included in the chattels. The kitchen connects to a great dining area, while sliding windows provide food deliv- ery to the deck. Beyond the central lounge a hallway leads to three very large double bedrooms, all lovely rooms. There s a big family bath- room, separate toilet, and the master has its own ensuite and walk-in wardrobe; also a spacious, private deck. This must be a fantastic place to raise a family -- the bush and fields are full of adventure, yet it s a quiet, private and safe environ- ment. The land could also suit some sheep or goats. The owners, both doctors, have transferred so the home is ready for quick possession. It s an easy drive to Papa- kura and zoned for Rosehill College and Opaheke School, with buses laid on. Auction Thursday March 8, onsite at 6pm. View by open home Sunday 1-2pm; or contact Fred Heikell, Mike Pero Real Estate, phone 021-800-499 or 299- 6773. www.mikepero. com /MPRE21672.
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