Nestled in the heart of Whangamata’s iconic waterfront, this breathtaking beachfront property on Pipi Road stands as a testament to luxury living in one of New Zealand's most coveted coastal destinations.
With the sand and surf on your doorstep, no expense has been spared in this state-of-the-art six-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-level masterpiece. With all the features you’d expect from high end luxury, 100 Pipi Road comes with a media room, yoga room, two powder rooms, masterchef-sized kitchen with scullery and sweeping panoramic views. But there’s one key feature that sets it apart from the rest.
“The fact that the owners just finished building the property, but no one has stayed in it” says Bayleys salesperson Lea Jurkovich.
The overseas family who purchased the land 20 years ago, tore down the previous classic Kiwi bach in 2021. They spent the last three years designing and rebuilding the impressive home, only to make the call to put the unused property on the market.
“It was an incredibly difficult decision for the family to sell, but after a change in circumstance, they realised they weren’t going to get back to New Zealand often enough to justify having such a property.”
“It’s a property that needs to be used. It wasn’t built as a spec, it was a labour of love.”
Jurkovich says no detail was overlooked in its design and construction, and the opportunity to buy a property like this only happens once in a lifetime.
“Places like this never come up. No one goes through a three year building process to then sell it at the end. But it happened, and an opportunity has been presented.”
“The property is being handed to someone on a plate.”
With western and red cedar cladding, it seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings with only golden sand separating the home from the water. The modern design also offers sustainable solar-powered luxury, to perfectly complement Whangamata’s pristine coastline.
“The family had a lot of input, and spent a huge amount of time designing it. The cladding has never been used before in New Zealand, and it was made specifically for that property.”
“It was built with the view that it could be locked up for long periods of time, and be able to weather the elements.”
Having only just been listed, the stunning untouched property is already grabbing the attention of prospective buyers.
“We’ve had huge interest. There’s been some overseas interest, but it has mostly been New Zealand based buyers, and people who have a connection to the area.”
“They know the house, the beach and the history. There’s many people who’ve been looking at the property for a long time.”
A stone’s throw away from Whangamata’s bustling town centre, it’s no surprise the phone has been ringing non-stop.
“You can walk into town, it’s next to the reserve and you get views right down both sides of the beach. It’s the best of bach and town living”
“It’s premium real estate. Whangamata has long been regarded as one of the most premium coastlines in NZ, and how many homes can you walk into on Whangamata Beach like this?”.
Jurkovich says the breathtaking property is an opportunity for another family to create a legacy.
“It was built by a family, for a family. So they are really hoping it will go to someone who will care for it as much as they would.”
Lea is marketing the property for sale via the tender process, closing at 4pm on Friday 1st March 2024 - unless sold prior.