Just 25 minutes south of Taupo is this special home with room for everyone - and more! It also has stunning views of the lake from its raised position, and when the water beckons, it's just a hop-skip-jump across the road to paddle your feet.
At 345 sqm, the house is a combination of two styles. Upstairs is a stunning country-inspired home that features native matai and rimu timber. There are expansive views out to the Western Bays, up to Taupo and down to the southern lake. A master bedroom, with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, leads out to a large entertaining deck that is soaked in all-day sun.
Watch you don't burn the dinner while taking it all in, as the outlook from the kitchen isn't too bad either. Well-suited to those who love cooking, sliding windows out to the deck allow you to pass things in and out with ease when dining alfresco. An open-plan sitting room and informal dining room also provide that all important indoor/outdoor flow.
Across the hallway is a formal dining room with a lounge and open fire, perfect for recovering from those days up the mountain. A library and office leads off this space, created from timber from an original milk vat.
Downstairs is a 'separate dwelling' which is a Lockwood-styled home, with vistas to the lake from all the living areas. It has its own kitchen and lounge, complete with an open fireplace. There are three double bedrooms, of which two have views of the water, plus a bathroom and laundry. This is the perfect setup to have a home business, where you live upstairs and offer downstairs as lodge accommodation for guests.
The house sits on 1012 sqm, comes with the most amazing vegetable and herb garden. A quiet, pleasant place to spend a sunny afternoon, get lost amongst the flowers and fruit trees, and discover the little artist studio or kids hangout.
Close by is world-class fly fishing, all the water activities you could dream of, and winter ski fields aplenty.
Tender closes Thursday 22nd Nov 2018 at 2.00pm - 72 Ruapehu Street, Taupo (unless sold prior)