BESPOKE ON THE WATER

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This architecturally designed beauty is on a corner site, but not one as you know it. Instead of perching on the apex of streets, this 477sqm three-bedroom home presides over a double corner section bordered by the canal. You can arrive at the front door by car, or to the entertaining area by boat. The Hinuera stone, weatherboard and cedar-clad house wraps an in-ground pool in a central courtyard. Inside you’ll find more solid timber – floors, kitchen features and built-in oak furniture. The TV lounge has an added bonus: a king-size guest bed that disappears into built-in cabinetry. The three bathrooms have handmade concrete basins and brushed-oak cabinets. As if that’s not enough, the house opens to decking on two canal fronts and has a hot tub on the lower level. Sustainability was high on the owners’ list, so you’ll find solar panels, which heat the home as well as the pool in summer. Batteries store the energy so they can live off the grid. There are electric-car chargers, FSC-certified wood and the double glazing is low-e and argon-filled for cool summers and warm winters. Coastal living at its finest.

NATIONAL AWARDS WON

Top 100

REGIONAL AWARDS WON

Regional Gold

REGION & CATEGORY:

Auckland / Northland / Coromandel
Resene New Home over $2 million