With views overlooking the ‘Riviera of the South”, Te Puka o Takitimu mountain, the Longwood ranges and as far as North beach, this Riverton nest is hard to walk away from.
Settled among the hills, this north-facing property watches over the town just over one kilometre away while soaking up all-day sun.
Entry to the property is via a long gravel driveway led by a plethora of greenery, which then joins a spacious parking area, including space for a boat or motor-home.
The house boasts an internally accessed, spacious double garage with an automatic door opener, as well as a workshop with a large workbench.
It is also home to an impressive central heating system fired by a cast-iron multi-fuel boiler which heats a 1500-litre buffer tank.
This tank feeds the dozen thermostatically controlled radiators on the main level of the house which maintains a constant flow of hot water.
Stairs lead to the hallway of the main level, where two state-of-the-art solar tube skylights beam generous natural light into the central areas.
The refurbished laundry includes a granite-look benchtop and tub, with dryer space and custom-made joinery.
The joinery includes a front loader washing machine tower, ironing board, vacuum cleaner slots, as well as plenty of storage.
The laundry also has bi-fold doors to a very generous linen cupboard.
Alongside this is the 250-litre mains pressure, electric and wet-back hot water cylinder, with pipes heating a large airing cupboard.
A renovated toilet room has decor to match the paua influence of Riverton.
Along the hallway is a door to an in-built pantry, with a kitchen food lovers can indulge in. A cast-iron cooker pulls the elements of the room together while heating the house and water, and is dressed with an overhead storage shelf for pots and pans.
A Southland beech tongue and groove wooden floor connects to the main kitchen window sporting a stunning rural outlook.
Linking on to the kitchen is an open-plan living area that links to another living area, with wrap-around decking.
Off the second spacious, sunny living area is the front entrance and just off this is a double sun-drenched bedroom with a large wardrobe.
Next door an area which was once used as a bed and breakfast is sectioned off by an independent hallway for all-round privacy.
Two double bedrooms make up this separate living area and each has the luxury of an en suite, one with a heated Bidet toilet seat.
Outside are generous grass areas, a hot house, raised garden beds, a potting house and paved seating area.