While this majestic Putiki Bay homestead exudes all the charm of a bygone era, its contemporary swimming pool and extension bring a twist of modern appeal. Light pours into this exquisite four-bedroom, two bathroom home which is bursting with features. Native timber flooring, stained glass windows and lofty ceilings create an air of turn of the century opulence throughout. The wide entrance hallway has three double bedrooms to one side and opens up to an airy living space, open plan kitchen, dining area, walk in pantry and a lounge with a wood burning stove. The main bathroom features a delightful claw-foot bath, separate shower and built in laundry. The original relocated villa has been thoughtfully extended to include a sizeable master wing with spacious bedroom, walk-through wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with shower. In addition, the extension includes a second lounge area with cathedral ceiling and indoor/outdoor fireplace. This part of the home is accessed via an atrium, which also acts as library and extra sitting room. French doors flow from almost every room to the outside space where every corner of the property has been created for maximum views and enjoyment. Two flat lawns, fruit trees, raised vege beds and an adorable playhouse are tucked around the side of the house. However, it is the well-designed landscaped back garden area that causes pause for breath. The sizable solar heated swimming pool offers plenty of lounging space, a separate pergola area and steps up to the pool house and shower room, beautifully designed and in keeping with the style of the original home. This back garden offers not only expansive flat lawn and pool areas but also enjoys irresistible views up the Putiki Bay headland to Te Whau and out to sea - perfect for sunset cocktail parties. With a concrete driveway and plenty of parking for cars, boat, it is only a hop to the boat ramp. Meanwhile, the property's own bore ensures continuous extra water supply. Centrally situated for convenience but feels like a world away.