International quality residence - Central Russell


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International quality residence - Central Russell

This has to be one of the finest coastal residential properties in the Bay of Islands and arguably New Zealand.

In its former life the property was run as a lodge catering for up to 10 guests.

The current owner has totally transformed the property into an exclusive four bedroom residence and has totally redesigned it and refurbished it to the highest international standard possible - the best of everything!!

First impressions count and as you drive through the automatic gates you get the feeling that you're entering a special place. Up to the top of the driveway past the second residence (we'll come back to that later) into sight comes this magnificent colonial style multi level residence - you enter through an impressive foyer and immediately notice the native timber doors and surrounds - comfortable......solid. This level has the double garaging and a new lift to take you to the upper floor - the lift is not one of those hydraulic rams, but a lift that you would normally see in an upmarket commercial building - fast and quiet. Let's go straight to the top floor - the living floor - exiting the lift and turning into the open plan dining and kitchen area you are captivated by the view and are drawn to it.

Kimberley sits right above the village of Russell at its southern/eastern end. You stand on the decks and you feel you can touch the moored yachts below and the views are across to Paihia and Waitangi to the west. There's always something going on in the Bay.

The open plan dining and kitchen go from front to back and connect with a fabulous deck and entertaining area with a large swimming pool and private sunning areas - all stunning and very private.

The kitchen is just amazing - granite benches and the best quality European appliances, tons of storage areas all professionally detailed - this is all class - the best of the best.

This floor also has a large lounge with gas fireplace (double sided, so the dining room also benefits from its ambience) and leather and chandeliers, native timber everywhere - it reminds you of a bygone colonial era where attention to detail was important - everything fits. The lounge also has a deck at the front and captures those great views.

This floor also has the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom at the front of the building and has great sea views and its own private deck. A second bedroom completes the floor - it also has its own bathroom and its outlook is the rear courtyard and pool area.

The middle floor is a stunner. What was once four or five bedrooms from the original lodge has been transformed into a large centred play lounge/library/media room with two further bedrooms at each end - both en-suited - and decks all around and those fantastic views again.

Add to all this the utilities - the lighting systems on touch screens that control all the lights, the security and the water features. Security cameras inside and out that ensure privacy and protection. There's a generator shed with state of the art generator that comes on automatically when there is a power cut (a fairly common event on the Russell peninsula........but getting rarer these days!!) At the back of the garage is the wine cellar - temperature you would expect.

Water - collected from the roof - the huge tank is under the driveway - it holds 100,000 litres - you'll never run out - there's also back up bore water if ever needed.

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