Set in one of Matua's most prestigious streets, this inner-harbour oasis is a superb example of the laidback luxury that epitomises a modern New Zealand lifestyle. Designed by Peter Sargisson to take advantage of the expansive views, the brick and cedar home blends seamlessly into its waterfront site, combining the very best of architectural creativity with contemporary styling in a spectacular coastal setting.
Entertaining here is a breeze. The open plan kitchen, dining and living space is a modernist delight, with wood detailing adding warmth and character to the high ceilings and tiled floors. Classic features such as the window seat, with its view of native flaxes, hark back to earlier times while the contemporary kitchen provides a modern edge.
The master suite is set at the opposite end of the home, a peaceful retreat with its views of the inner harbour framed by pohutukawa. Two additional bedrooms and a guest bathroom provide ample room to work from home or welcome friends and family. An internal laundry and additional storage make the most of the clever floor plan leaving the best views to the entertaining areas, master suite and second bedroom.
Like all of the very best kiwi homes, the outdoor areas here are just as important as the inside rooms. Watch the native bird life on the curved swathe of decking that wraps the front of the home. Sunsets here are truly impressive, a rainbow of ever changing colours to farewell the day. The beach access enables easy connection to the water for a sunrise kayak, while the protected and private inner courtyard is a versatile entertaining area, capturing the sun in the morning and providing warmth from the outdoor fire in the evening.
This feels like a forever-home. Set in a privileged position in a tree-lined suburb, home to some of the region's best property, life here is all about tranquility. Make the most of this rare opportunity and contact Deborah or Sarah today to reserve your appointment to view 55B Manuwai Drive.