Manukau City, Auckland.
From an international perspective alone, there can be no doubting that this resplendent country estate in Whitford's coastal arena commands a presence among New Zealand's finest premier rural properties. One of the first thoughts that springs to mind as you enter the main gates of this magnificent property, is that you've always wanted to visit this landmark house on the hill. Access is via a 1 km sealed driveway that wends its scenic way through the farm following the contours of the land. Deviating at the beautiful main lake a sneak preview of what is to come can be seen through the bare wintered trees. An avenue of magnolia accompany the final approach as the manor house finally comes into view. French inspired architecture lends a solid form and clean lines to this classical design. Occupying a grandstand position and commanding a massive presence over the surrounding farmland the harmony between the two is impressive.
The main house sits on 2.6 ha, secreted from surrounding bare blocks by a comprehensive landscape design. Showcasing avenues of exotic trees with natural walkways leading to both lakes, heavily planted borders display a glorious coloured array of native species; a veritable feast of goodies too attractive for any self respecting bird to ignore. An orchard and manicured lawns complete this glorious garden setting.
Moreover, this property has a lot more to offer, than the beautiful pictures belie. With the integrity of the lands