Stunning Transitional Home on New Zealand’s Island of Waiheke

Photos / New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

This estate at 205 Church Bay Road, Waiheke Island, New Zealand is like no other. The 1800-square-meter mansion has been architecturally designed in plantation style by award-winning designer Bryce Ardern. It has been elevated on the ridgeline to maximize views across the Hauraki Gulf to Auckland.

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The estate sits on 34 acres of prime waterfront, which includes a boutique winery covering 6 acres of vineyards producing syrah, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot gris.

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The home’s interior features fine French oak, limestone seashell tiles and granite with decor styled by interior designer Anna Desbonnets. The family living area occupies the ground floor – and takes in sun, sea and surf surrounding the home. An alfresco dining area, plus conservatory and indoor-heated swimming pool, home theater, continue to mix the outdoors with the indoors. This level also includes a quiet – and private – art gallery. A self-contained wing has four bedrooms, kitchenette, lounge and another home theater for children and visitors.

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Upstairs in the main house, the master bedroom suite includes a balcony, his and hers en suite bathroom and dressing rooms, kitchenette and a concealed library/TV snug. There also is an additional, fully self-contained guest accommodation with morning and evening decks above the four-car garaging.

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This home is offered by New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty.

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