Located in a prestigious location, directly opposite The Cut, this elevated 896 square metre property is private, sunny and sheltered. It comprises an elegant, 338 square metre home, with generous indoor and outdoor entertaining areas including a 75 square metres of decks and a solar heated lap pool, lawn and garden surround, with sea views. Architecturally designed by Kerr Ritchie of Queenstown and completed in 2013, the house has been built on varying levels to maximize the site, sun and outlook. This is a Scandinavian styled home, the construction combines concrete block with dark and natural timbers in a two-way wrap, the exterior dark cedar continues through the interior walls of the home. The light birch and ash interior wraps back to the pale decking. Features include high specification construction with 6 x 2 Douglas Fir framing and wool insulation throughout.
The entry level contains a spacious two car garage with a separate front entrance that accesses the large central deck, office and the open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen to the left and the Master suite to the right. Timber stairs, with recessed lights lead down to the lower level that contains the generous laundry with outside access, two double bedrooms with bathroom and a large lounge or gym that provides access to the lower deck and spa. Numerous glazed doors and windows flood the rooms with light and open up the house to create an easy flow and a spacious environment for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. The views are mesmerizing as they sweep over the Cut, Haulashore Island, the Boulder Bank and on to Tasman Bay, Fifeshire Rock, the beach, estuary and islands, against a backdrop of the Moutere Hills and Western Ranges as they extend to Separation Point. It is an ever-changing panorama of visiting ships and pleasure craft, which can alter dramatically from a sunlit seascape to a spectacular Nelson sunset. At night, the lights of Ruby Bay, Motueka and Kaiteriteri illuminate the opposite skyline.