Beautiful Country Home In The Heart Of Karaka

53 John Hindmarsh Road, Karaka, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Price Upon Request
MLS 891457
Web code DDEV
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Beautiful country home on 5 ha with a barn in a private and tranquil location! In the heart of Karaka and oriented to embrace picturesque rural views, this well-designed north-facing four-bedroom country home (brick with plaster finish) is a delightful balance of relaxed and elegant living on 5 ha of land. The tree-lined driveway with a striking autumn color leads up to the 316m2 homestead and immediately the tranquility of the private location sets in. So close to Auckland City and yet surrounded by rolling farmland, this property promises to charm at first sight. Maximizing the unique serenity of the...
location, French doors open up both sides of the open-plan kitchen and family room for a fuss-free indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Step out to either a sheltered walled patio with an outdoor fireplace or out to a sun-soaked patio with north-facing views - both ideal spaces for entertaining with family and friends. A second north-facing lounge with dining offers the cozy ambiance of an open fire, and a clever design positions a charming library nook (or office) on the other side of the fire. A wide hallway with polished concrete floors leads past a generous bathroom, laundry, and three double bedrooms. The light-filled master suite is privately located at the end of the house with a walk-in-robe, spacious en-suite and doors leading out to the patio, and the fourth bedroom with ensuite is closer to the living areas. Established gardens with clipped hedging create gently defined outdoor spaces in which to wander, including a mature orchard with tempting seasonal fruit. Nearby is a separate studio with a bathroom and deck that offers options for short-term rental income, working from home, or a teenage retreat. Lifestyle farming is made easy with five flat to gently contoured paddocks and a picturesque pond, along with specimen trees dotted around the property, and there is a loading ramp, stock yards and ample scope to develop equestrian interests. A Kiwished barn with plenty of space for a workshop, motorhome, or horse float includes two stables and two small pens. Adjacent to a large chicken run, a 'Peter Rabbit-like' fenced vege garden will inspire green-fingered ideas for living off the land. Peaceful and private but so handy on the northern and southern motorways, this outstanding Karaka property is situated in the heart of Karaka at the end of a no-exit road and part of a community-oriented neighborhood of long-term residents and great neighbors. Excellent schools are very close by. Don't delay your viewing of this outstanding property. Features include: • Beautiful north-facing 316 square-meter country home nestled on 5 ha of land in the heart of Karaka. • Thoughtfully designed open-plan kitchen and family room with Kent style fireplace has French doors opening to outdoor living areas. • Multiple outdoor spaces including a sheltered patio with outdoor fireplace and a sun-soaked patio ideal for entertaining. • Additional lounge with dining area featuring an open fire, complemented by a charming library nook or office space. • Master suite secluded at the end of the house with private patio access, a further three double bedrooms with family bathroom and separate WC. • Gated entry, established gardens with specimen trees, mature orchard, and vege patch • Separate studio with a bathroom and deck and offers options for short term rental income, working from home, or a teenage retreat. • Gently contoured land, 5 paddocks, and a 15m x 7m Kiwished barn with stables • Convenient location with easy access to motorways, excellent schools, and a community-oriented neighborhood, no-exit road

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