At the end of perhaps the most prestigious road in Ruby Bay, and then down a private drive, is 51 Korepo Road. This is a rare property: it's not often you can combine wonderful privacy, spectacular sea views, all day sun, wonderful garden and town utilities, all so close to Mapua.
The home matches the surroundings. Set in a beautiful, mature garden, the winding drive runs to a Mediterranean-style courtyard. Wooden double front doors lead to a light entranceway with kitchen, dining area and sunroom adjoining. Double doors lead outside to patio and garden, all looking out over the sea.
This home is spectacularly sunny, making it warm and inviting even on the coldest winter day. When the sun isn't shining (rare in Ruby Bay), underfloor heating in the main living areas and a wood fire in the lounge make for a cosy home in any weather.
The master bedroom is away from the main areas, with patio doors to trellised garden and sea views. Past the study and other two bedrooms, and beyond the double garage, is the guest wing: a separate living area with two double bedrooms, bathroom and lounge, perfect for family or extended guests keen to enjoy wonderful Tasman.
The solar-heated landscaped pool, vegetable garden, fruit trees and rolling lawn create a serene, calming environment. There is a huge workshop for that large project, whether cars, woodworking, painting, or even space for the teenagers.
Close to Mapua and with all the urban amenities, but with privacy, sea and rural views, and room to breathe. Ruby Bay at its best.