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Your Kiwi Dream on the City Fringe!

Makara, 771 Takarau Gorge Road

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Listing Number: JO22594
About this listing

SOLD - This listing was sold in December 2015.

Just a leisurely 15 min drive from Johnsonville (or 10 mins from Karori) is a wonderful and sheltered, lifestyle property in Takarau Gorge Road that will fulfill your fantasy of owning your slice of the kiwi dream. Our owners have lived here and worked in the city and just loved the lifestyle. Who would think you could have all this so close to the city?

Just small enough to look after and wander through on a summer's day to the sound of birdlife and just big enough to escape the city and live in a perfect sanctuary.

Up a short driveway is a solidly built and popular cedar house consisting of 5 bedrooms (two on the lower level) and two bathrooms. The layout is just great for parents or guests. Upstairs there is a study and three bedrooms. The family can spread out and have their own space - peace at last.

The living area is open plan living with a large cook's kitchen and dining room just waiting for your family functions - leading to a spacious living area with high beams. You will love entertaining (and with five bedrooms you can accommodate guests) in the purpose built entertainment area that flows out from the lounge. Light-up the outside fireplace and make a night of it surrounded by peace, tranquility and the closest of friends. Then retreat inside and stay toasty with insulation in the walls and ceiling PLUS a large woodburner.

There is an internal access single garage attached to the house and also a walk through laundry. PLUS a huge double garage at the front of the property for all those toys.

The piece de resistance of this property is the parallel grassed area. It's like having the botanical garden in your backyard without the upkeep. The kids and pets will adore this zone making as much noise as they please without disturbing any neighbours. Backyard cricket at it's finest or even a game of softball. Or sit in the stillness, lying on a recliner enjoying nature.

There are two chicken coups, one producing half a dozen eggs a day and there are always the ever-present lemon trees. Self-sufficiency could easily become the order of the day by planting more fruit trees (there are already lemons, limes, walnuts, plum trees, apple trees, a cherry and a pear tree, flowering deciduous magnolias. Perhaps get a vegetable garden going. Or leave it as it is and just enjoy. A short drive to both the Saddleback and Makara Café's, Ohariu Farm and the sea or into the City! Call Leonie and Steve now for your private viewing or see you at the open home. RV $600,000.
Property Information
  • Land Size: 4009 sqm
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Property condition: Excellent
  • Property Type: Home & income
  • House style: Other
  • Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up, Single lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 2)
  • Construction: Cedar
  • Joinery: Aluminium
  • Roof: Iron
  • Insulation: Walls, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Carpet, Tiles and Timber
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Closed)
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Woodburner, Rangehood, DIshwasher, Watertanks x 4, Waterpump, Chicken House x 2
  • Kitchen: Modern
  • Living area: Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: 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
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower
  • Views: Private, Bush
  • Aspect: West
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered and Uncovered), Garden, BBQ area
  • Lifestyle block details
    • General: Water tanks - 2 x 5,000 litres, 2 x 25,000 litres Waterpump
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Flat, Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Tidy
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Tank (size: 2 x 5,000 litres, 2 x 25,000 litres)
  • Sewerage: Septic

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