Panoramic views on private lane

Staff Reporter

1 Seaview Lane, Whakatāne

FOR 13 years, the owners of this hilltop property have awoken to the most magnificent views, stretching from Whakaari to Moutohorā – and even as far as Mayor Island on an exceptional day.

The all-encompassing vista, spanning town, sea and bush-clad hills is what drew them to the property in the first place. Having lived rurally, they were prepared to become townies – but only if they could live up high, and Seaview Lane surpassed all expectations.

With the decision made – reluctantly – to downsize and move closer to family in the Western Bay, they are offering up their much-loved home to another family to enjoy.

What the lucky purchaser will receive is significant because there is a lot of house to accompany the view, the neighbours in this private lane are fantastic and the location could not be better, so handy to the town centre.

The five-bedroom property spans multiple levels and has been exceptionally maintained since its construction in the 1980s. There’s plenty of parking, double internal-access garaging plus a standalone single garage, and special access for campers and boats.

WITH 280 square metres of living over three levels, it’s a large home that lends itself to all sorts of possibilities.

The main living is on the middle floor, spacious, sunny and opening to a generous tiled patio from which the view is extensive.

The large lounge flows through to an open-plan kitchen-dining room that similarly opens to the outdoors. Enjoy al fresco dining on the covered patio while drinking in the views of Moutohorā, the Rurimas and The Heads.

There is double glazing in the living areas and the colour palette is neutral with the fresh white offset beautifully in the kitchen by the polished black tile. This level is also home to a large laundry, the first of the home’s three bathrooms, and an office.

Down a half-flight of stairs to the lower level, there’s a super-sunny bedroom-multi-purpose room for reading or hobbies that opens to the outdoors, and a second bedroom, with en suite that also opens to the front garden. There is also entry to the internal access garage. This part of the house would be perfect for an Airbnb.

The rest of the bedrooms are on the upper floor, offering spectacular views across the river, Whale Island, the Rurimas and the bush.

The master suite is the most impressive in outlook and facilities, with an enormous ensuite with walk-in shower, bath, designer cabinetry, his and her basins and special hidden features.

A chair lift provides added accessibility to this floor.

Outside, the 790sqm section has been well developed with lawn, gardens, parking
and extra garaging, making this the perfect package.

Property Brokers

1 Seaview Lane, Whakatāne | Listed by: PROPERTY BROKERS | Phone 07 307 0165
SALE BY TENDER  Closing Wednesday, July 3 | Open home  Sunday, 2pm to 2.45pm
Agents: MICHELLE STEPHENSON  027 447 7536 and MATT STEPHENSON 027 963 2471

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