Potato Point Lifestyle
Arriving at 26 Hill Street, Purakaunui you are met with a formal stone gateway that leads you to the 700m concrete paved and gravel access road. You will need to be very careful driving as the view can be a major, major distraction. On the left of the road is one of two Native Bush Covenants that runs up behind the homestead giving not only protection from prevailing weather but home to an abundance of native birds. Tui, Bellbirds, Waxeyes, Grey Warbler and occasionally Kereru.
Once you arrive at the homestead which was erected in 2011 take a moment to enjoy the 180 degree sea views before you enter the dwelling. You will note the solid exterior cladding of rock, macrocarpa weatherboard and brick that not only protects the house but will ensure for a long life.
You are now at 140m above sea level which allows for all day sun in this north facing dwelling. You enter the home into an open plan living/ dining/kitchen area with an office/study to the right. The kitchen is lovely with all the modern devices you require plus a walk-in pantry. There are three generous double bedrooms all facing north, bathroom, shower/toilet, separate toilet, linen or storage room, laundry that leads to an exterior porch that acts as a mudroom. Attached is a double garage with auto door that has storage cupboards along one wall. There is, as well, decking along the front living area and ample paved concrete area leading back down the drive.
One of the special features is a small beach that this property and the adjoining farm have access to. Check the video at the end.
The farm is in six paddocks, all with stock water, has rolling contour plus a steeper area to the northwest. You are under 100m above sea level on the coastal strip and up to 150m at the highest point. The property has run easy care sheep, has a steel framed barn of 146m2 located on a concrete pad with adjoining stock facilities, numerous pockets of naïve bush and views for miles.
Where is Purakaunui? It is 11kms from Port Chalmers and 22kms for Dunedin City which is a leisurely 30min scenic drive along the Dunedin Harbour. There is a primary school at Purakaunui, secondary schooling in Dunedin plus the Otago University that has a formidable reputation for its high-quality education. Dunedin City has a vibrant life to it with many small niche businesses, technology companies and a great mixture of young families and older citizens. It is considered a safe place to live with a village like atmosphere.
The property is adjacent to three special small seaside settlements, Purakaunui, Long Beach and Osborne. The best way to check them out is Google or You Tube.
You are invited to request the Information Memorandum for the property, and we would consider this one of the most desirable properties you may have the privilege to consider purchasing. It is private, unique and many would consider it the perfect bolthole from a very unsettled world.
Priced for sale: $2,450,000 + GST (if any)