Natural and magnificent are two words which perfectly encapsulate this spectacular property, which I have just had the pleasure of listing.
Born from the depths of a completely sustainable vision, this home combines intelligent design with environmental consideration, and located just 20 short minutes from the heart of Nelson and 10 minutes from Richmond, this 38 hectare piece of Aotearoa paradise presents an idyllic retreat offering the best of both worlds.
Completely self sufficient, every aspect of this home has been thoughtfully crafted to work in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Water provided from its own stream and rain catchment is fed back into the land via a garden waste and irrigation system, and solar photovoltaic panels provide sun-ignited hot water.
Situated among sweeping hills with private road access, surrounded by an abundance of native flora and fauna, with views reaching across the Waimea plains, mountains, orchards, farms, and the majestic Lee River, the serenity is awe inspiring.
Lockwood timber homes are renowned for their superior quality, structural integrity and leading edge designs, and as a renewable resource, wood ensures comfortable, practical living, and a contemporary European architecture. Structurally strong, Lockwood homes are also acclaimed for their resistance to damage from earthquakes and cyclones, and the thermal mass ensures cost effective heating, cooling and ventilation.
This outstanding home presents a contemporary impression of a classic farm house, wrapped with cedar cladding externally and pinus radiator on the internal walls, with macrocarpa sills, immaculately finished with cedar on the doors and windows.
Clean, crisp, and streamlined, the pristinely polished floor is 19mm New Zealand native recycled rimu tongue and groove, providing a rich, warm colour throughout that is both aesthetically alluring and warm to the touch.
All windows and doors are timber joinery with argon-gas filled double glazing and the ceiling has perfectly positioned skylights which attract a soft natural light – a gentle reminder of the constant connection with nature.
The house features four double bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a media room, with a speaker system installed, plus two bathrooms and a studio.
The master bedroom includes built-in draws, a walk-in wardrobe and exceptionally designed en-suite. With views that reach across the expansive landscape, you will awake each day feeling completely at one with nature. The en-suite bathroom features wisely placed windows which mean you can once again enjoy the picturesque landscape.
The dining and living area is open and spacious, with a log fire exuding a cosy ambience during the winter months.
A generously sized studio/home office has a separate door for private entry and bi-fold doors opening to the sheltered deck, perfect for watching the sun go down, and the ultimate creative space for those who enjoy working from the comfort of home.
The kitchen has been ingeniously designed for the culinary inclined, with timber doors and windows that carefully slide open and closed to the living area, reminiscent of a sushi bar and perfect for entertaining. This also can retain the wonderful aroma whilst you prepare meals, without escapement to other areas of the house.
Influenced by European design, central heating is an important feature of this home. Water tanks were in fact imported from Europe, charged using a clean burning boiler system, which has been plumbed underground into the house and heats 15 radiators which are installed in every room. There is even one in the glasshouse to allow the perfect temperature for flourishing organic vegetables and herbs.
The house has a large entrance with a laundry and storage room to the left.
There is a 10m2 extra covered BBQ outhouse nestled next to the main dwelling which houses the gas bottles, barbeque, firewood, fridge/freezer room and a separate outdoor toilet.
Next to this is a 126m2 four car bay garaging which includes the boiler room plus an additional utility room.
The main living area flows out onto the expansive deck, which then steps down onto a flat grassed area which floats delightfully above the most amazing view.
The property has a breath taking frontage of the Lee River, and just a short stroll will lead you to a secluded swimming hole. With National Parks less than two hours away you can enjoy a fabulous outdoors lifestyle.
There is also an underground cellar for wine and winter supplies, built into the earth for keeping things naturally cool.
The garden is established, with an abundant orchard containing over 100 fruit trees, a vegetable garden, and a poultry area, as well as a full sized horse arena and three paddocks for horses and equestrian sports.
The outdoor hot tub / spa is perfectly poised for relaxing and unwinding under the stars.
Ethernet is installed in several rooms, and there is emergency lighting which is operated by a battery system in case of a power cut.
With all day sunshine from morning to night, wild Kaimanawa horses on your doorstep, plus all the amenities of contemporary living, you will love the exceptional quality and design of this spectacular home whilst enjoying the ultimate sustainable dream.
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Ph: 03 5487705