Maungaiti Farm - A Stunning Rural Retreat

161 Otuiti Road, Pukekawa, Waikato District


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Maungaiti Farm - A Stunning Rural Retreat

Open Days - Wed 15 and 22 March, Sun 19 and 26 March 2017, 12-1pm

This 259 hectare property, located in Pukekawa, is around one hour commute from Auckland city. The property features a stunning 437m2 home, designed by architect Franz Kamermans and constructed 10 years ago, sitting proudly atop Maungaiti Farm and offering a private retreat from the outside world without compromising on the conveniences of city living.

Wrapped across its rural landscape with living areas perfectly poised to envelop sunlight throughout the day, this expansive home was carefully designed to nestle unobtrusively into its surrounds.

From the moment you step inside you can appreciate it has been exquisitely crafted for effortless enjoyment with high-quality fittings throughout.

No struggling with multiple remotes and keypads, you are in control of heating, lighting and media at the push of a button on your smart device. Automated louvre windows also help to maintain indoor comfort. In the colder months, two huge log burners in each of the living areas offer the ambiance of traditional fireplaces but with the ease of gas ignition.

The main living area is anchored by an elegant and spacious kitchen featuring a 5m x 1100mm reconstituted granite benchtop with pop-up electronic connections. A double fridge/freezer, two dishwashers and beer and wine fridge, also help to make entertaining a breeze. Cupboard and storage space is amply catered for as well as a nearby larder which doubles as a laundry.

A huge second living area, with an identical log burner, provides options to configure lounging and dining spaces in various ways to meet your needs and built-in shelving is an added bonus. There is also a handy office nook, big enough to accommodate multiple desks, with his and hers working environments shielded from the busiest areas of the house to provide a level of privacy.

The master bedroom, located on the eastern wing of the home, is a sanctuary in itself, complete with two generous walk-in wardrobes, an ensuite, separate toilet, and an adjacent room for your own private gym.

Guests or other family members have the luxury of their very own wing on the opposite side of the house (to the west), which provides three bedrooms including a master with an ensuite and an additional bathroom and separate toilet all with high quality fittings and very tastefully done.

Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the home's northern aspect to maximum effect throughout, allowing you, your family and guests to wake daily to panoramic vistas of rolling pastures and an inviting 20 metre lap pool which juts out into the lush landscape. A spacious, covered outdoor entertaining area is also superbly appointed for leisurely lunches and evening soirees and really sets off the beautiful home.

Four-car garaging with internal access provides plenty of room for automotive and/or boating enthusiasts and a handy boot room and bathroom make clean-up a breeze for those members of the household involved in the running of the farm or coming in from the hunt.

If this wasn't enough, a small whare, located a stone's throw away from the main home, gives you even further options for accommodating guests or for extra storage. This small, standalone building was the former club house of the local tennis club and injects a nice dose of local heritage into an otherwise modern aesthetic. A spectacular climbing rose across the whare makes for a particularly impressive display in Spring and early Summer.

Native plantings provide an excellent shelter belt to the West of the home and an extensive array of fruit trees to the East keep the preserving jars full year-round.

Abundant water is collected from the roof and stored in four tanks then passed through UV filters to maintain quality with water pressure kept at a constant level throughout the home. Furthermore, solar panels give a helping hand to power the likes of the heated lap pool and under-floor heating.

This home stands out for its innovative eco design and high quality construction materials, and it delights at every turn.

Currently the property is just cruising with around 240 dairy grazers and 200 mixed aged beef cattle.

The contour is typical of the area with some flats, some rolling, medium hill and about 20 hectares of steeper country. The property is well fenced to around 45 paddocks with both electric and permanent fencing and a race system into some areas.

Water is sourced from a spring fed dam and pumped to troughs in most areas. The farm enjoys some wetlands, native bush lots and many areas of natives scattered around providing great aesthetics and shade. Around 2000 bales of hay are made annually and stored on farm as winter supplements.

A good range of support buildings, including a woolshed, are in close proximity to the home with a good set off stock yards close to the road.

The stunning home and settling midway Auckland and Hamilton gives the purchaser choices. Rarely does a property of this calibre come to the market so call Mike today to find out more.

161 Otuiti Road, Pukekawa, Waikato District

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