Secluded, Serene and Spectacular
Sentimental days of the A-frame somehow seem synonymous with holiday escapes and a dare for difference. This property embraces it brilliantly. It combines that kiwi twist of log-cabin charm with a multi-dimensional home that's layered with space and recreation. The steep pitch of the A-frame is the only aspect that peeks above the bush enveloping this home. That's one of the most intriguing elements. Every room has some connection with the dense mantel of bush all around. Lying in the claw-foot bath, gazing at the ponga fronds, it's a great way to soothe the soul and listen to the birdsong.
The master bedroom is like the captain's seat. Glazing matches the pitch of the roof and frames a beautiful view across the water to Mt Tarawera. It's intimate and personal. To get up close and within fingertip touch of the bush however, the large balcony off the living area below has its own perspective. It's like being in a tree-hut - at one with nature and the birds. The balcony is a spacious extension, but also wraps around the house to the front door and out to the back garden.
Timber is a key feature throughout this home. Anywhere there's an A-frame pitch outside, the inner ceiling is lined with sarking and exposed beams. Angles match the A-frame to create individual personality in the upper bedrooms. Apart from the master bedroom and ensuite, another two bedrooms sit neatly within A-frame pitches. One more bedroom sits on the middle level, along with a family bathroom. These bedrooms all enjoy the mood that sarked timber ceilings instil. Flat ceilings in family living also lined with timber and polished flooring runs through most rooms as well. Log-fire comfort is surrounded by generous space for dining and sofa comfort in the family hub. It's the meeting point for each level.
Further down the sealed drive there's another carport for the boat, trailer and tractor. This is Lake Tarawera, after all - boating, fishing and skiing are par for the course. It's an A-list lifestyle; picture perfect and a gorgeous A-frame to enjoy it all.