Magic On Iri Irikapua
Home and landscape coexist in peaceful harmony at this private property in one of Rotorua's most historic and treasured enclaves.
Part of the tight-knit Hinemoa Point community, renowned for its seclusion and legendary relationship to the lake, the large property seamlessly coheres with the environment and stunning panorama.
The road takes its name from Iri Irikapua, a prominent and sacred rock of great importance to local iwi. It was on this rock that Hinemoa was said to have sat and listened to Tutanekai playing his flute from Mokoia Island.
Cocooned in a nest of native shrubbery and mature trees at the end of a shared driveway, the home's semi-rural setting, gardens and scenic vista create a haven-like ambience and a feast for the senses. Spacious, airy and oh-so tranquil, all the cares of the world seem to melt away at this sweet retreat.
Constructed in the 1990s, the owner-built home is a Master Builder's House of the Year recipient. It has had just one fastidious owner and has been successfully operated as Airbnb accommodation.
This everyday sanctuary is tidy, very well-maintained and has a lot to offer a family and guests. The panorama unfolds on the upper level where the bedrooms lay. Open-plan and formal options below give everyone room to mix and mingle as well as rest and retire.
Four bedrooms dish up plenty of personal space and the master bedroom downstairs offers an ensuite. An office, powder room and internal access single garage also feature at ground level. Adding to this there is a carport and off-street parking. Outdoors, decks and seating areas beckon for relaxed alfresco living.
When you want to venture out, the CBD, lakes, Redwoods and visitor attractions are minutes away.