Living large with a small footprint

299 Whakamarama Road, Whakamarama


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Living large with a small footprint

Good morning sunshine, good-bye electricity bills!

Live in a private rural setting with expansive views north to Mount, harbour and ocean, equally beautiful to the east where countryside rolls in a green patchwork. This bespoke home was built two years ago (completed Feb 2016) by multi award winning Master Builders, Belco Homes. It has been designed so you can live completely off grid with eco features considered while making no compromise on style and contemporary convenience. The very spacious home draws maximum light and sunshine and incorporates a professionally designed and installed solar power system (with back-up generator) and rainwater catchment to the 30,000 litre tank. The 20 strategically placed solar panels (forming the north sloping roof of a useful shed) and the control panel and 24 batteries at the end of the three bay garage are the only indications this is a solar powered home.

Click here for more information regarding the solar. Appliances include a Parmco gas oven and hobs plus a log burning range cooker and oven (ducting warm air to the bedrooms) which comes into its own in winter. The English farmhouse style home occupies the large elevated plateau of its one hectare (subject to final survey and title) which slopes gently at the front and sides, protecting those glorious views, and is bordered by acres of countryside. The home orchard was recently planted and there is facility for some grazing. The home fans off a large foyer and combines polished concrete flooring in main living and halls with carpet in lounge and bedrooms. A raked ceiling enhances the airy atmosphere of open plan living which embraces the sunshine and outlook and takes you out via sliding glass doors on three sides. It shares its east deck with an adjoining lounge. The master suite occupies the east wing while large family bedrooms (respecting the teenage desire for a bedroom to be a genuine retreat, especially the attic room with velux windows), are on the west side. The massive laundry links a versatile space which can do duty as garaging for a small car, and/or gym, rumpus room, mud room and dogs' bedroom.

Wonderful country living for a family with plenty of space for pets, grounds which can be kept simple or become the canvas for a keen gardener, and the peace of mind that comes from living large with a small footprint.

299 Whakamarama Road, Whakamarama

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Jeremy Pryor


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