Home of the week – 44 Rakiura Pde, Otatara


SPACIOUS and in a great location, this week’s property is a private home in semi-rural Otatara.

Bordering a scenic reserve, this property has all the charm of a cottage, without the small space.

Birdsong greets you as you pull in to the driveway, and there is no lack of parking space with one garage attached to the house and a four-car garage further down the drive.

A beautiful and grandiose red front door welcomes you inside.

Warm and cosy with plenty of natural light, the first room in the house is the open-plan dining and lounge area, right next to the spacious kitchen.

Adjoining this lounge is a second entertaining space.

The kitchen, has ample surface space and plenty of storage options, while a backdoor leads to the sanctuary of the garden.

Towards the back of the home are the five bedrooms; four of these are doubles with built-in wardrobe space, while the last is a decent-sized single.

All are lit well by natural light.

As well as the bedrooms, a hallway provides access to a spacious utility room, bathroom and separate toilet.

Complete with his and her sinks, the bathroom is modern and bright.

A large mirror rests above the sinks and a large shower sits in one corner. A bathtub is an added benefit.

At the end of the hallway is another lounge area.

However, the possibilities are many as to what to do with the space; this room would make an excellent home office, play or hobby or reading room.

Cosy and well-lit, this room has a fireplace, while the rest of the home is kept warm by a heat transfer system and an additional fireplace.

Double doors lead to the large and secluded garden.

Outside, a decked area provides an ideal space for summer-time entertaining.

This property is also a green-thumbed homeowner’s ideal place, with a well-established front and back garden offering plenty of opportunity to put on the gardening gloves.

Price: $730,000
Agent: Bayleys licensed real estate agent Joshua Allison, 027 434 6857, 03 218 7258 or joshua.allison@bayleys.co.nz
Open home: Saturday, October 2, 11am-11.30am