Withstanding the test of time, historic 'Te Whare Manaaki' homestead has been loved by families for generations. Brought to the market by reluctant vendors, it is time for the family to relinquish this magnificent example of early New Zealand architecture when homes were built by skilled craftsmen, using stout native timber, milled nearby. This residence is ready for the sounds of a new family. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and generous living spaces, this home is meant to be filled with the excitement of young people growing up in the country with the action packed water-sport opportunities that Whangaroa offers.
Set on 3.57 acres (more or less) of land, this glorious mansion is little more than 10 minutes to Kaeo and 40 minutes to Kerikeri Airport, with good schools nearby and a wealth of activities on the doorstep. Large lock-up sheds and outbuildings offer plenty of scope for a home based business or storage for the cars and boat. But most special about this property is the casual country garden with astonishing water views. Private and protected, the homestead is set comfortably on established grounds surrounded by a variety of trees, including fruits, magnolias and natives, while multiple vegetable patches provide for the kitchen table.
A fine example of its era, the homestead has been extensively remodelled over the past 25 years with all the major works completed. Covered verandas, ornate fireplace, sash windows and brass electrical fittings and beautiful Kauri period features keep the charm and character alive. Well-proportioned living rooms and a generous open plan kitchen provide easy relaxed family living; with french doors inviting a casual indoor / outdoor flow.
Anyone looking for a piece of early New Zealand history, 23-29 Okura Bay Road is a home of ample proportions that absolutely must be viewed. Viewings are by appointment only - give Megan a call today. Properties like this are a special find.