High Grove Farm

56 Taylor Road, Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand
Price Upon Request
MLS 823678
Web code LMPX
Status Active

Key Details

Total Beds
4
Full Baths
3

Overview

Entrepreneur?, Equestrian?, Gentleman Farmer? Your Emerald in your crown, approximately fifty-two acres of superb north facing land in Karaka with exquisite specimen trees, and absolutely faultless in it's presentation. A unique modern four bedroomed Replica Villa Home has become the Homestead, beautifully crafted by Villa Homes. Mosey down a long tree lined drive and arrive in the fore-court of our gracious home,and see the historic double timber doors, originally from the High Court in Auckland! Let them invite you in for a real trip down memory lane, they create a real feeling of history!. Stunning polished kauri floors greet you...

as you walk into the large welcoming foyer and the expansive hallway to the lounge, and into the warm country kitchen, then the amazing views just open up and draw you in! You can see right out over the farm to the sparkling harbour and to the City beyond, and the lights at night are quite breathtaking. Select a coffee and step out on to the expansive north facing verandahs and you'll see how friends and family really enjoy alfresco dining, especially for birthdays, Christmas dinners and even weddings! Even if it is just the two of you,the ambience is just the same, a real retreat at any time of the day and great to see the "electric" coloured sunsets! The ceiling of the home is at the height of three metres, typical of these charming homes, and of course the kauri timber floors add a warm golden glow, really complimenting your collection of antique furniture, and the two fireplaces offer wonderful warmth for friends and family that gather on a cold winter's night, and the superb huge Agga oven also makes the kitchen the hub of the home. Plenty of room here for all to gather, and the Butlers pantry makes the Chef's life a dream! The kitchen opens to the dining and lounge areas, all opening out to the verandah, and the combined areas create amazing areas for more formal entertaining. The home is an absolute haven for guests and the antique, but modern claw foot bath is great for a soak after a long day in the saddle! The Master bedroom is extremely spacious and is located at the northwestern side of the Home, a charming spot to wake up to every morning and gaze out to the view over your land, so easy to do a quick check on your brood mares or young calves at play, all from your bedroom windows! Then you can have your first coffee of the day just outside the bedroom on the verandah, it will be your favourite "Happy Place!" You can step down from the verandah and into the rose garden, wander around to the kitchen potager garden and just marvel at the clever plantings, very English in style and really compliment the Home. Numerous citrus and fruit trees as well, the kitchen is very well supplied. A short walk through the garden and down the steps takes you to the stable wing, complete with the perfect guest wing, groom's quarters or home for the children's nanny! The main area is devoted to the preparation and training of top horses for any discipline, with eight covered yards, and eight 'tie -up"stables in the main barn with all the wash down facilities and a serious tack room. A grass covered 70x70sqm arena is here as well, and has seen some serious show jumping! A second three bay barn houses the truck, hay, feed room and workshop .Everything has been thought of! The farm is well raced with top quality fencing and particular care has been taken with the positioning of the gates to ensure stock can easily be moved. At the northern end of the farm a "bridle path" has been created, so perfect for that early morning ride or for keeping the horses fit, it just makes life so easy! The property has been created with much love and care and the thought of family and friends,with their love of all things equestrian. Walk it with us today and enjoy the experience! Inspection will be rewarded!

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