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Little River, 215 Okuti Valley Road

Alison in Wonderland


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Listing Number: CR34734
About this listing
I have viewed countless properties over the decades, however this is definitely one of the most beautiful & intriguing homes I've ever had the honour of marketing. From its tranquil river-bounded outlook, to the wrought iron & native timbers used throughout, to the recreational options including heated pool, it offers a total escape while still within easy commute of the city. Add to this the benefits of a self-contained guest wing offering superb options for extended family (or additional income) and you have the complete package.

Echoing the splendour and timelessness of Provence, architect Kerry Mason designed this retreat in 1993 to embrace its surroundings and provide total sanctuary. My clients have been the happy owners for the last 16 years, extending and renovating the home during their tenure, but changing family circumstances have brought about their decision to reluctantly bid adieu.

Entertain in style with a mix of intimate and grand spaces - from soaring timber beams and spiral staircases, to sun-drenched patios and cosy nooks there is something to suit all endeavours. The vast kitchen could have stepped out of the pages of a French Country catalogue and when it comes time to withdraw for the evening, family and guests can choose from an array of sumptuous bedrooms & bathrooms.

You will be a land lover as the home is enveloped in 1.2 hectares of the most beautiful gardens, encompassing fruit trees, potager gardens and woodlands. Café lovers will appreciate proximity to the renowned cafes & galleries of bustling Little River township, with the charms of Akaroa just a few minutes over the hill for true Francophiles.

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - please join me at the Open Homes or give me a call for further details. Given my clients urgency to achieve a sale on or before auction day, your only regret may be that you didn't act sooner!

Thanks for your interest in this property.
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Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 365 sqm
  • Land Size: 1.2722 Ha
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 1993
  • Property condition: Excellent
  • Property Type: House, Lifestyle, Lake / river
  • House style: Executive, Lifestyle, Other (French Provincial Style (Kerry Mason Design))
  • Garaging / carparking: Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors, Off street
  • Construction: Render and Plaster
  • Joinery: Partial Double Glazing, External shutters, Timber, Double glazing
  • Roof: Tile and Marseilles Tile
  • Insulation: Walls, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Timber, Other (Rimu Timber floors) and Tiles
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Closed), Heat pump, Ceiling fans, Air Conditioning, Electric, Other (2 x Heatpumps, 2 x Woodburners)
  • Electrical: Satellite dish, TV points, Phone extensions
  • Property Features: Smoke alarms
  • Chattels remaining: Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, TV aerial, Ceiling Fan, 2 x Woodburner, 3 x Heated Towel Rail, 2 x Heatpump, Bathroom Heater, 2 x TV, Bathroom Extractor Fan, Bluray Player, Double Wall Oven, Stove, Gas Hob, 2 x Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Dishwasher, 2 x Rangehood, Pool Heatpump & Cover, Auto Garage Door Opener, Outdoor Lighting, Security Lighting, 2 x Garden Shed, Water Feature, Clothesline
  • Kitchen: Designer, Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Microwave, Pantry and Finished in Stainless steel, Timber and Laminate
  • Living area: Separate living, Formal lounge, Formal dining
  • Main bedroom: Double and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower, Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 5: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Conservatory / sunroom, Office / study, Other (Wine cellar)
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Heater, Additional bathrooms
  • Entrance: Double Height
  • Laundry: Separate and In kitchen
  • Workshop: Separate
  • Views: Water, Rural, Waterfront, Bush, Private
  • Aspect: North, South, West, East
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Uncovered, Paved and Concrete), Clothes line, Pool (Heated, Chlorine, Above ground and Security fencing), Garden, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Deck / patio
  • Fencing: Fully fenced
  • Land contour: Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Other (Workshop)
  • Garden: Glasshouse, Garden shed (Number of sheds: 2)
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Bore, Tank (size: 1000 Litres)
  • Sewerage: Septic
  • Locality: Close to shops, Close to schools

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City Christchurch

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

98 Moorhouse Ave
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