This grand homestead reinterprets its original 1900s character in the context of modern life. It began life in Epsom and later served as the English High Commissioners home in Parnell before relocation to Rotorua some 30 years ago when it underwent extensive restoration. Careful nurturing over the years ensures this stately residence is maintained to a top level and fully reflects an era of opulence, beauty and craftsmanship rarely seen today.
It graces 6ha (approximately) of land, flat-rolling contour, post and rail fencing, a setup that is ideal for passionate equestrians in a picturesque sunny pocket of Paradise Valley, just 15 minutes from the CBD.
Wrap-around decks, beautiful garden landscaping, a stunning heated pool complex with a barbecue and open fire area leave you in no doubt that this is a haven for entertainers. Interiors are aglow with lustrous timbers, period detailing and modern comforts.
Bedrooms are supersized and there's no shortage of living options and entrance areas. Ornate plaster ceilings adorn the formal lounge and second entrance. In contrast, the formal dining room sits under an English oak ceiling. Hallways are expansive and both family bathroom and ensuite are generous in size. Central heating, air con, open fire for year round comfort.
Outdoors, horse lovers are presented with a schooling arena, a series of loose boxes, four big covered yards, loading facilities, a large-capacity truck shed, feed and tack room, plus a laundry area for horse gear. The newly finished high-stud second barn contains three bays and a very generous work-from-home office. Rounding off this outstanding lifestyle property is the setting, totally private and north facing drenched in sun.