- Mangaroa Upper Hutt
This unique 15-acre superior lifestyle property, ideally suited to all equestrian and lifestyle enthusiasts, is a natural paradise. Outdoor amenities include oak tree lined and fenced paddocks (x5), large barn-style shed (with tack room and w/c), utility sheds including hay shed, stable, large greenhouse, horse yards and arena.
Guests are welcomed into the beautiful 321sqm, Hinuera stone-clad single level home: a grand entryway with walk-in hall closet leads to the central Kwila-floored hallway. The impressive heart of the home family kitchen-lounge-dining space has innovative design allowing open plan or closed into zones. Perfect for entertaining, many parties have been hosted with bifold doors open to the sunny covered courtyard with fire. Architecture includes clerestory windows and indoor-outdoor flow throughout. Children (young and old) will enjoy the huge games room. 4 generous double bedrooms each have storage; the master with walk in wardrobe plus ensuite, while the study enjoys views over the swimming pool area and the tranquil surroundings.
Immense, mature gardens surrounding the house provide seasonal shade, pleasure and colour; orchard, hawthorn hedges, deciduous trees, camellias, to name a few, with a pond and fountain as centerpiece. The wider terrain offers a myriad of enjoyment; an old railway line, serene river walks and riding trails. Positioned to maximize the site for sun, relax in the solar heated swimming pool, watch a rugby game under the patio canopy or ease your troubles away in your private sauna, this home is an idyll for family life; children will be in heaven.
Fully insulated, double glazed with in-wall noise-cancelling batts, heating includes a ducted heat pump system (bedroom areas), heat pumps in the living spaces, wood burner in the lounge and solar heating for the swimming pool (with electric back up), gas cooking and hot water. Utility areas are well considered also – a wonderful family laundry with storage, and well-designed exterior housing for gas bottles.