This week’s House of the Week – 83 Marama Ave, Otatara

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THIS spacious family home is a rare find in a sun-drenched spot in Otatara.

Located in a semi-rural residential area, the property is a short drive to Oreti Beach and close to a preschool, primary school and bus routes into town for high school pupils.

Entry to the property is via a gravel driveway, which leads to a spacious turnaround bay.

The double garage has an automatic door, with a carport just the right size for housing a boat or trailer attached, as well as a shed nearby.

Bird-song permeates throughout the property’s surrounding bush area, offering a tranquil atmosphere.

This 1970’s home was originally built as a three-bedroom property, but was later upgraded to add a second-story. With its brick cladding and additional top floor, the renovations have an architectural feel.

Multiple skylights throughout and double-glazed windows light up an extensive living area off the entrance, which catches the sun beautifully throughout the day.

The interactive chef’s kitchen boasts a gas burner, oven and lots of bench space.

Perfect for entertaining guests, the kitchen links to the main living area, and also has a window above the sink overlooking a picturesque deck, entertainment area and garden.

Another large living room connects to the kitchen and offers plenty of space for entertainment. With an outdoor/indoor flow, this living area opens out on to a deck and garden area from one side of the room, and a barbecue area through a door on the other.

Ideal for hosting guests, this enclosed outdoor area has a sink and an overhead cover for rainier days.

Near the kitchen is a pantry with plenty of storage, as well as another door which connects to the spacious laundry.

 

A hallway off the living room leads to the three-bedroom wing, with separate toilet, shower, and family bathroom.

From the kitchen, a set of stairs leads to the master bedroom floor – a real haven with privacy, north-facing view and en suite with an elegant vanity and skylight. The room also has a built-in double wardrobe and more storage space nearby via a door to the ceiling cavity.

A fence encompasses the barbecue space, leading to a one-acre, easy maintenance back yard.

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