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Absolutely breathtaking family home in Auckland

‘Incomparable’ is probably the best way to describe this breathtaking property, with a house of this standing rarely seen in Auckland, New Zealand. Not only does the 7,072 square feet (657 square meters) house sit on 1806 square meters of waterfront land but it was designed just a few years ago by award-winning architects Fearon Hay. It is exquisite in every way, from the sensational glazed entry foyer that allows you see through the house to the sea, to the vast gourmet kitchen, infinity edge pool, and the master bedroom where two walls of glass slide open so that you feel as if you are hovering over the tranquil waters of the Waitemata Harbour. Set privately off the road past its all-weather tennis court and four-car garage, the house eases out over three levels to give ultimate flexibility of use. A couple of steps up from the entry, the master wing contains two adjoining bedrooms for younger children or for use as a home office, as well as an en-suite where a sculptural bath sits in dress circle position in front of the view. The main living level has a television room near the kitchen, a large butler’s scullery and open-plan living and dining.

Flanked on either side by courtyards, the main sheltered outdoor entertaining area is large enough for a sitting area in front of the outdoor fireplace, as well as dining. Also on this level are two bedrooms, guest toilet and bathroom. In total, this home has seven bedrooms, three en-suites, two bathrooms and two separate toilets. An open-tread staircase slices elegantly through the house to take you to the lower level where a games room, home office suite, wine room and 1000-bottle cellar join a second living area. A guest suite is set privately to one side with its own kitchenette and outdoor terrace, while an adjacent bedroom is perfect for extra guests or for a live-in nanny or au pair. Its en-suite can do double duty as a pool-side bathroom. Outside, a pebbled path meanders through landscaped gardens and beneath the boughs of ancient pohutukawa trees to the water’s edge. A house at the leading edge of luxury, this home has everything you would expect, like smart house technology, integrated sound and air-conditioning. There’s also a full wall of high-quality acoustic material hidden behind silken fringing in the lower living area. It’s a true example of how masterful design meets meticulous detailing to produce a truly sensational family home that has been listed for sale here.

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