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Five-year labour of love offers opportunity


Five-year labour of love offers unparalleled opportunity

25 February 2008: Resulting from a five-year labour of love, “Seaforth” on the Kina Peninsula near Nelson is a meticulously designed and constructed home that offers an unparalleled opportunity sure to impress.

Being marketed by Michael Mokhtar of Harcourts Richmond, the 1.26ha property on Oceanview Lane at exclusive Kina Beach features an exquisite just-completed 570sqm three-level architecturally designed home that takes full advantage of its stunning location and is fitted out to the highest of standards.

“Two years in the planning and three in the making, Seaforth’s size, quality and location are unparalleled,” Mr Mokhtar says. “It’s a super-elite property with absolutely everything you could hope for taken into consideration. It has to be seen to be believed,” he says.

“From the eye-catching exterior to the stunning lounges, from the expansive bedrooms - nine bedding areas in total if required - to the grand kitchen and the amazing roof garden views, this property is spectacular. Every last detail has been considered during this development, right down to deliberately over-ordering tiles and light fittings so future breakages aren’t an issue.”

Designed by award-winning architect Peter Beaven with additional work by Michael Tate-Davis, Seaforth has been planned and built with fine attention to detail in order to take advantage of all the site has to offer and to stand the test of time as a luxury home or home and income opportunity.

Around three times the size of an average New Zealand house, Seaforth includes an extremely large lounge/dining area, a sun lounge, a large office and two delightful play or bedroom spaces for children – an attic and a “froggery” that’s accessible from a secret door in the back of a wardrobe!

There are also four principal bedroom suites, each with its own bathroom and sea-terrace entry, along with five additional rooms that can easily convert into extra bedrooms for guests, plus a kitchenette for guests or staff. Meanwhile, the huge Italian villa-inspired kitchen includes a top of the line double oven with eight hobs valued at approximately $35,000, while the large adjoining dining area is currently home to a huge 12-seat table and matching chairs. In addition there is a lift, a generous three car garage and a wine cellar.

The piece de resistance however is on the third floor - a pavilion and spacious roof garden with unsurpassed views and the perfect set-up for alfresco dining.

Constructed of low-maintenance but expensive masonry, Seaforth’s design incorporates seven balconies and porches and an abundance of double-glazed glass to maximise use of the sunlight and to allow for gorgeous coastal, mountain, vineyard, pastoral, golf course and Nelson City views. Inside oak and kauri joinery, Italian tiles and granite bench tops add to the appeal, while extensive cabling and a wide array of heating options throughout the home provide for a huge array of choices.

The property also includes expansive lawns and extensive gardens, including a raised-bed kitchen garden, over 100 olive trees (whose olives can be pressed by a local co-operative), a Macadamia nut grove and a netted figgery.

With an eye to the future the current owners have already installed piping and electricity for a pool on the main lawn if desired, with two alternative sites available for future owners to consider. In addition they
have pre-piped and wired for water features in an intimate secret garden off the large master-bedroom which could otherwise be used for a spa bath overlooking the sea.

“With two major internal spaces – the lounge and the roof garden atop the pavilion – as well the amazing kitchen, the large lawn and the generous parking, Seaforth is ideally suited for functions. In addition, the apartment suite is especially wired for potential business application, a large shed on the property has potential as a studio or office and wiring is in place for a detached villa that was part of the permitted plans,” Mr Mokhtar says.

All of this in a highly prestigious coastal area within easy reach of Nelson and Motueka and the abundant leisure activities in the Upper South Island.

“Quite simply it’s an amazing and unique property that we expect will attract considerable interest, including from overseas,” Mr Mokhtar

Seaforth is being sold by auction on Wednesday 26 March 2008, unless sold prior by agreement. Should a potential purchaser wish to have a smaller amount of land, the current owners would be prepared to take an area onto their adjoining title.


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