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From Tuscany with love

Prominently positioned behind a wrought iron gate with an established treeline swaying in the breeze, a French-Italian-inspired villa will deliver you directly to Europe.

Set on 2.64ha (more or less) with beautifully landscaped gardens boasting springtime’s most fragrant aroma, the estate at 55 Three Oaks Drive exudes serenity, with potential upside for the buyers with a plan.

Featuring four bedrooms plus a study and a separate one-bedroom cottage, Bayleys Coatesville salesperson Ailsa McArthur says the lifestyle block has a charming European allure, which looks idyllic nestled privately within the Dairy Flat countryside.

“Naturally, the European element is a distinct point of difference which stands out amongst the typical Kiwi farmhouse aesthetic, and a potential to subdivide further down the track offers an add-value aspect for value-oriented purchasers.”

McArthur is marketing the property with Bayleys sales associate Chelsea Allen for sale by deadline, closing at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 (unless sold prior).

Extending in all directions to maximise space and a sunny aspect, the home is instantly inviting with its rustic architectural style and warm, earthy appearance.

“Inside the solid masonry home, a grand entrance hall with a soaring seven metre stud height is light-filled and lofty, with a wrought-iron staircase leading to the versatile first floor offering a beautiful master plus two additional bedrooms,” says Allen.

“On this level, the extensive primary suite features a sizeable walk-in-wardrobe, a private bathroom with dual vanities, and a spectacular outlook across the gardens.

“Downstairs, the guest wing provides seamless alfresco access, whilst the formal living has a view to the giant chessboard and garden sculptures. As does the dedicated study, helping to brighten up work-from-home days.”

Impeccably designed to soothing European specifications, high ceilings with exposed wooden beams create a sense of light and space, accommodating large families and guests in open living spaces.

“Intricate chandeliers juxtapose with stone flooring and traditional décor, particularly in the beautiful kitchen with blue shuttered bi-fold windows which open out to the endless gardenscape.”

Multiple heating sources, including open fireplaces and underfloor heating, ensure enhanced comfort, while practicality is met with a separate laundry and spacious internal double-car garage.

“Beyond the main residence, there is a one-bedroom dwelling with an open plan kitchen and living area, ideal for visiting guests, an au pair, or as supplementary income.”

The grounds are simply spectacular, featuring fenced paddocks, a personal olive grove, your very own Redwood Forest, raised vegetable boxes, two ponds and a footbridge over the stream.

McArthur says the grounds are a peaceful place to while away the days in every season, with the potential for subdivision offering add-value upside, should a new owner be willing to spare a hectare or so.

“The estate is offered to the market just as the housing activity has kicked into gear, with lifestyle properties in greater demand, particularly those with future development or subdivision potential.

“With demand being what it is, particularly given a finite supply of top tier and truly luxury properties, discerning purchasers look to versatility as a source of value, with large land tracts so close to amenities attracting robust attention.”

The estate is only a short drive to Albany Westfield and the motorway access to downtown Auckland and is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the northern Auckland region.

“A spectacular location allows the new purchaser to discover the essence of Tuscany in New Zealand’s backyard – North Shore beaches, hiking trails in the Riverhead Forest, and top-tier schools and amenities in Silverdale, Albany and Takapuna are all within easy reach.

“This is Tuscan tranquillity minus the distance,” she says.

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