Auction (unless sold prior) on site (subject to Covid 19 restrictions) on 25th November at 12.30 pm. This magnificent retreat sitting on 2.0020 hectares (more or less) creates a fabulous opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle for a tranquil lifestyle - yet close to all urban amenities. Inspired by its peaceful native bush setting and wide sweeping views, the superbly designed schist and cedar home has a rustic, mountain lodge character and beautifully landscaped gardens by Natural Habitats. The layout works exceptionally well for both summer and winter entertaining. Big living areas (both with fires) at either end of the large open-plan chef's kitchen and dining area spill out onto a sundrenched patio and gorgeous 11.5 metre long, solar heated, saltwater pool, the perfect outdoor entertainment zone with a schist stone outdoor fireplace. Sitting over the four garages spaces, yet another enormous chill out area upstairs could be the 3rd lounge, ideal party room, gym or whatever you want. It's a great layout for a family inviting everyone to spread out and enjoy their own space. Many of the rooms catch distant harbour views and even a glimpse of Auckland's Sky City. Entertaining friends, there is easy parking space for at least 10 visitor cars. All spaces are generous and the 514 square metre (more or less) home has four large bedrooms (three bathrooms including two en-suites with baths) plus a fifth that is the perfect remote workspace or large office. The property is five minutes' drive to Atwood boat ramp where you can launch the boat into the Hauraki Gulf and the Sanders Reserve massive dog park is also a short drive away. Excellent private schools including Kristin and Pinehurst are 15 minutes away and the Albany Mega Centre and bus station just eight minutes' drive away. Please note: There is no CCC for the house but there is a CCC for the swimming pool.