Set sale by 08/02/2017
(4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an assortment of interesting living areas in a total of approx 360m2) Protected by a crescent of hills, this architect-designed house is a passive solar design with high-specification double-glazing throughout, full underfloor, in-wall and ceiling insulation. The house sits in all day sun, with views of the Otago harbour through the treetops and a bird-filled, ½ acre bushy garden. Every room (except 2 bathrooms) faces the harbour and the sun. Heating is currently a mix of a log burner, with partial underfloor heating and a storage heater. The home is perfectly oriented for the addition of solar panels. Despite the feeling of being ‘in the bush’, an easy 10 minute drive along the harbour edge brings you to the central city.
Outside, the house is contemporary, but inside it is timelessly European. High quality rimu polished floors, a variety of wood panelling, and handmade solid wooden doors are complimented by simple neutral tones, allowing you to add the colours of your own furniture, carpets and artworks. The house was designed to accommodate historic furniture and artwork, but equally suits modern designs.
A range of flexible indoor and outdoor living areas centre on a large family kitchen, designed and built by Miller Studios, flowing onto a 5 metre deep hardwood deck facing the harbour and cocooned by trees, perfect for family living or for entertaining.
Other features: Dedicated study and a second study space, tower room with views to the head of the harbour, generous built-in wardrobes and other storage spaces, large gallery space, also suitable as a music room or billiard room, low-allergy materials, and a built-in Beam vacuum cleaner; large, well lit double garage with workshop space, city bus stops at the bottom of the road and construction of a cycle/pedestrian trail to the city is to commence in July 2017, easy access to the harbour for watersports. Properties like this are often sought and so hard to find, don't let it pass you by! It's time to sell.