Spectacular on the headland overlooking Ohope
Live at the top of a prime coastal road above Ohope Beach and Ohiwa Harbour in a spectacularly sited home with one of the most beautiful vistas in the Whakatane area. Embrace an expansive life in an adobe influenced, architecturally designed, straw bale home exuding uniquely encompassing character and built with attention to detail; completed in 1999. Live surrounded by deck and patio so you can follow the sun and the extraordinary 360 degree views spanning harbour, night lights from the beach community, the ocean and green rolling hinterland. Hand made clay tiles floor the lofty lounge linking a spacious kitchen/dining area fully equipped for large scale entertaining. Kitchen cabinetry is 1,000 year old kauri and macrocarpa features among timber detailing. Four full suites with exceptional tiled bathrooms and external doors provide high quality family and guest accommodation in a home of lodge like proportions and atmosphere. The huge office also has stunning views, even better from the turret room which adds yet another special place. A new roof forms part of recent ongoing upgrading including high tech communication, entertainment (including outdoor surround sound) and security systems. The construction and copious doors promote summer coolness while in winter the floor draws so much sun that the big open fire is ample. Graze a few sheep, cattle or horses in the post and rail fenced paddocks of the four hectare property which merges into protected bush and has a track to a secluded beach on Ohiwa Harbour. Sympathetic landscaping has created relatively easy care grounds giving the view centre stage. Lifestyle block husbandry delivers sloping grazing in good condition with small and large paddocks for efficient stock movement. Water is from a neighbouring bore, however there is a spring on this property which could be harnessed for pristine water.Though a short drive to Ohope Beach, approximately 15 minutes to Whakatane, this property takes you away from the world and on top of the world.