Vintage elements and contemporary appointments perfectly fuse 'original' and 'modern' in this stately residence commanding breath taking water views of Whangaroa Harbour.
Originally the home of shipwright William Brown, the iconic heritage building has been repurposed to meet the demands of modern living while paying homage to it colonial roots. A team of artisans and craftsmen replicated a period staircase from local Kauri with turned rails that perfectly complements the rejuvenated sash windows and timber-trimmed vaulted ceilings.
Ideal for larger family living, work from home business or possibly an opening for a function venue or visitor accommodation, the 377sqm floor plan envelops five handsome bedrooms, all of which feature rural or bush views and share access to three bathrooms.
Formerly the venue of lively district soirees and more private gatherings, large living areas peel seamlessly to wrap-around verandas while separate dining and a well-optioned, country style kitchen work in tandem for more formal hosting.
Elevated with wide rural and water views, the 8,272sqm grounds feature beautifully manicured lawns among a profusion of leafy green plantings where native birds are frequent callers and afternoon strollers can enjoy the shady canopy. Flower beds, vegetable gardens and fruit trees meld with native flora while a discreetly positioned spa pool offers a relaxing evening diversion.
A second vacant site of 6,196sqm with a levelled platform ready for drive-on access above the homestead offers options for a secondary dwelling also benefiting from similar sensational outlooks.
Privately sequestered in tree-clad seclusion, these two properties are only 15 minutes from essentials in Kaeo and 40 minutes north of Kerkeri.
An exceptional example of heritage architecture that delivers options for home, income with location and lifestyle - an ideal solution for a couple, business partnership or a larger family requiring dual-living capability.