High above Golden Bay, amidst lush gardens and dramatic limestone rock, this vibrant and eclectic home and studio will inspire and delight all those who cross the threshold. A long, low, black profile merges with the verdant landscape, a backdrop for wide decks, perfect for sharing fine food and music with friends, or a starlit bath. A soulful, artistic retreat, there are three distinctive bedroom suites, each with an opulent tiled en-suite and private patio or balcony to survey the glorious views and birdlife. The kitchen is a deep glazed gold built around huge timber posts with the cooking hob set into a huge macrocarpa slab. It connects to the main living area, more of a great hall than a room, where black, ochres, beige and timber create a rich textured space for guests to feel cosy around the fire or linger at the long dining table. Exotic carved African doors and Indian metal window trimmings inject personality. This home is a wonderful canvas to celebrate art and individuality.
An expansive studio is detached from the house with wonderful wooden doors and a horseshoe drive entrance with parking, perfect as a performance or workshop space and gallery. Gardens are mature and relatively low maintenance, featuring superb totara, eucalypts, pohutakawa and exotic aloe which merge into rolling lawn and thriving native bush. Bring your walking shoes - the jewel of the crown is a short climb through the bush to the meditation hut, what a divine spot for quiet reflection or celebration - the king of all views!
Golden Bay is a breathtakingly diverse natural environment and dynamic community where arts and outdoor adventure abound. Rocklands Road is a five minute drive to beaches, cafes, school, and a 12 minute drive to Takaka.
If you have been waiting for inspiration - a property and location to feed the soul, this is it.