Privately tucked away in one of South Wairarapa's finest locations, the exquisite Papatahi homestead has been crafted and recrafted using only the finest of materials. The outcome is a masterpiece where the architect has skilfully added to this magnificent heritage home an element of understated timelessness, safeguarding the property for future generations.
Entering this home one cannot help but feel a sense of arrival. Attention to detail is evident at every turn. The very best of New Zealand heritage has been cultivated with sophisticated European design elements in a manner seldom seen.
With grand reception rooms to entertain and private chambers better suited to more intimate affairs, both formal and informal gatherings are a delight. Accommodations occupying the upper floor are spacious, beautiful and offer delightful views over the grounds and Lake Wairarapa. A large country kitchen provides for open plan dining and informal meals. French doors to the garden turn family meals into picnics where you can enjoy the pleasures of the wonderful Wairarapa weather.
The park, a hallmark of early New Zealand homesteading, overlooks the lake with sweeping lawns, and an abundance of flower beds blending seamlessly in to this stunning countryside. Also located within the 6 hectares of grounds is a separate cottage for guest or staff requirements and a number of outbuildings.
The internationally renowned Martinborough vineyards are a few minutes' drive away and the magnificent and wild Palliser bay coast with its fabulous surfing beaches, just down the road. An easy commute to Wellington city and international airport is just over an hour, either by road or by train.
Understated Elegance, classical beauty and modern convenience make Papatahi homestead an obvious choice for discerning buyers.