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Back On the Market - Ultimate Lifestyle Retreat

Tai Tapu, 133 Gilmours Road

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Listing Number: IM51424
About this listing
Buyers were unable to complete so this property is back on the market with vendors keen to move on.
A flair for design and painstaking planning, have resulted in the formation of this stunning residence and 55 acre country estate.
Built between 2006 and 2008 from a Stewart Ross design, this is a true statement of success. An attractive tree lined drive leads you to the magnificent dwelling, set in pristine, landscaped grounds. The heart of the home is a substantial open plan kitchen/dining family room with quality fittings and a sleek yet welcoming feel. Seamlessly flowing from here, a library offers a charming spot in which to enjoy your literary treasures and an elegant dining room and formal lounge provide a sophisticated setting for entertaining. Downstairs, a double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite serves as guest quarters or a teenage retreat whilst an additional study, generous wine cellar, mud room with shower and toilet, spacious laundry and large storeroom completes the picture of practicality.
Enhancing the luxury of this grand residence, a stunning pool house connects smoothly to the main dwelling. Boasting high vaulted ceilings, a 12m swimming pool, heated by either solar or diesel, with electric safety cover and convenient shower room create a 'resort' lifestyle. As you would expect from a property as thoughtfully designed as this, the pool and living areas open fluently to a multitude of outside living spaces creating wonderful year-round living; enjoy the spa zone, entertaining patios, a BBQ area with cosy fireplace and of course the scenic grounds themselves.
The upper level of the home provides peace and privacy for all the family. The master suite offers a sun-drenched balcony from which to enjoy the stunning views of the picturesque setting, as well as a large, well-appointed walk in wardrobe, chic ensuite and dressing area with double vanities. Two further double bedrooms are serviced by a modern family bathroom and a large games room provides an ideal recreational space.
A self-contained cottage situated close to the main dwelling is a wonderful addition to the already considerable space, offering accommodation for extended family or guests. With a double bedroom, bathroom and open plan full kitchen/dining it truly is a home away from home.
With consideration taken towards creating a practical home that allows easy living; smart wiring, computer controlled diesel fired heating system, plus two extra-large log fires, a surround sound system both inside and out and automated irrigation systems are just some of the features which add to the functionality of this superb residence.
Wonderful established plantings have shaped a private, sheltered haven for the family to delight in. The landscaping is impressive and there are formal as well as more relaxed areas, along with a 'lake' and charming central island. There is an extensive vegetable garden together with a large domestic glass house and potting shed enabling the family to be virtually self-sufficient. The orchard has over 50 apple and pear trees, berry beds and grape vines.
While the property may be termed 'lifestyle' it is a fully functioning small farm. There is a 10-acre hazelnut orchard which is already producing a cash crop, and is coming into in full production. The property has been completely stock fenced and has extensive shelter belts. The owners are currently running over fifty Alpacas and use the balance of the land to make hay and fatten beef cattle. The pasture has been sewn with horse friendly grasses. The farming operation is supported by cattle yards with a loading ramp, large barn for machinery which doubles as a packing shed for the hazels, a 1200 bale hay shed and a four-bay covered yard. The farm offers leasing opportunities, revenue production, or the simple delight of working on your own land.
Located just a short drive to the City but surrounded by rural splendour and stunning views of the Banks Peninsula Hills and the Southern Alps, this magnificent property offers a lifestyle opportunity that is rarely if ever matched.
Vendor absolutely committed to meet the market. For definite sale.

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Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 924 sqm
  • Land Size: 21.6 Ha
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 2008
  • Property Type: Lifestyle
  • House style: Lifestyle
  • Garaging / carparking: Double x 2, Double lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 2)
  • Construction: Oamaru Stone & Cedar
  • Joinery: Aluminium, Double glazing
  • Roof: Corrugated Iron
  • Insulation: Walls, Floor, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Carpet, Polished and Tiles
  • Window coverings: Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Under floor
  • Electrical: TV points, TV aerial, Smart wiring
  • Property Features: Security system, Smoke alarms, Other (Alarm)
  • Chattels remaining: Alarm. See LA for full chattels list., Blinds, Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, TV aerial, Curtains
  • Kitchen: Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Granite
  • Living area: Separate dining, Separate living, Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double, Balcony / deck and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Bath, Separate shower
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Office / study, Pool/billiard room, Mezzanine, Conservatory / sunroom, Sleepout
  • Granny flat: Separate
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Heater, Additional bathrooms
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Workshop: Combined
  • Views: Rural
  • Aspect: North
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Uncovered), Clothes line, Pool (Heated, Indoor, Chlorine and Concrete), Spa, Garden, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Deck / patio
  • Fencing: Fully fenced
  • Land contour: Flat
  • Grounds: Manicured
  • Garden: Glasshouse
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Bore
  • Sewerage: Waste Water Treatment

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