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Luxury Living in Tai Tapu

Tai Tapu, 133 Gilmours Road

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Listing Number: IM51743
About this listing
Located on 21 ha just 20 minutes from the centre of Christchurch, this tranquil country estate delivers the luxury and elegance of an architecturally designed home set within manicured gardens together with the idyllic and peaceful semi-rural location in Tai Tapu.

The expansive 820m2 Oamaru Stone and cedar clad home was designed by acclaimed Architect Stewart Ross and completed in 2008. Key features include;

- Open plan kitchen, dining and living connecting to outdoor terraces
- Formal dining and lounge
- Master suite including walk in wardrobe, ensuite, dressing area and deck
- 3 other double bedrooms including one with walk in wardrobe and accessible bathroom
- Games and rumpus room separated from main living areas
- Indoor 12m solar heated pool connecting to terrace with spa pool
- Wine cellar
- Other spaces include atrium, library and study
- Service spaces include laundry, mud room, powder room, store room and 4 car garaging
- Standalone 65m2 guest cottage with double bedroom, bathroom, laundry, full kitchen and living space

The home is set in 3ha of landscaped gardens;
- Manicured house gardens including sculpture lane walk, themed garden beds, blossom trees lining the driveway, willow trees around the lake
- Plentiful outdoor living terrace areas with east, north and west outlook accessed from all living and bedroom spaces of the home
- Fernery and pond a key feature from the internal atrium space
- Fenced dog yard and service area
- 250m2 lake including fountain and boardwalk access across to central island
- Established orchard with 40+ fruit trees including pears apples, grape vines, and berry beds
- Expansive vegetable garden with raised beds, potting shed and glasshouse

The remainder of the property includes;
- Barn complex with 3 bay barn, workers accommodation, hay barn, covered stables,
- compost and fenced nursery paddock.
- 4ha of hazelnut trees including irrigation
- 2 ha house Lucerne paddock
- 2 x 4ha roadside grazing paddocks
- 6 smaller paddocks with stock shelters
- Cattle yards and holding pens

The home, gardens and land have been lovingly created by the owners from bare land with a strong vision for quality, comfort and appreciation of what rural lifestyle can deliver. The owners are ready for their new project and so this property must be sold.

Viewing this property is a must to understand and absorb its quality.
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: Blinds, Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, TV aerial, Curtains, Alarm. See LA for full chattels list.
  • Kitchen: Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Granite
  • Living area: Open plan, Separate dining, Separate living
  • Main bedroom: Double, Balcony / deck and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower, Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Pool/billiard room, Office / study, 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: Gas, Solar, Electric
  • Water supply: Bore
  • Sewerage: Waste Water Treatment

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