Reminiscent of the Pueblo Spanish style found on the borders of the Mediterranean - this alluring retreat nestled on the Te Awanga coastline has all the characteristics - thick plaster walls, inset windowsills and window seats, a roughcast exterior and clay roof tiles in the traditional Roman pattern.
Designed by Paris Magdalinos - every aspect of this surprisingly spacious, one bedroom, haven from its low lying windows, cantilevered doors and free flowing rooms - has been created to embrace both the sun's movement and the views across the bleached paddocks to the ocean.
Internally an open plan simplicity, with virtually no doors, seamlessly leads from a low ceiling hallway into the unexpectedly expansive spaces created by the soaring slanted studs of living room, kitchen, family room and cleverly concealed bedroom with an adjacent dressing room. Soft focus shades reflect the natural surrounds sparked by delightfully quirky decorative details.
Skilful architectural nuances help shift the focus to the glorious vista outside to reveal plantings that withstand the salty air. Olives, figs, agaves, lavenders and silvery artichokes are set in meticulous pebbled courtyards edged by hefty railway sleeper walls covered by cascading rosemary. Inbuilt outdoor seating and dining areas allow the eye to travel easily over the panoramic views when entertaining al fresco.
The vast garage, attached to and in keeping with the house, could offer opportunities to extend on the original home - without disturbing the architecture. A light filled three-bedroom cottage just a short stroll away blends into the landscape. Next door a studio/gallery provides the ideal area for anyone wanting to work at home.
With Napier or Havelock North a pleasant 15 minute drive away, many award winning wineries and the world renowned Cape Kidnappers golf course and resort nearby - who could resist the lifestyle?
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