Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Privately tucked away in one of Wairarapa's finest locations, the exquisite Kourarau Homestead is a historic home originating from the 1880s, crafted and re-crafted using only the finest materials. Completely renovated, the outcome is a masterpiece where the architect has skilfully added to this magnificent homestead an element of charm and timelessness, safeguarding the property for future generations. Attention to detail is evident at every turn.
The very best of New Zealand heritage has been cultivated with sophisticated European and relaxed Kiwi design elements seldom seen. Entering this home one cannot help but feel a sense of tranquillity. Kourarau offers a complete rural lifestyle with privacy in established surroundings, and extensive space for family and guests.
With reception rooms to entertain and private chambers suited for more intimate affairs, both formal and informal settings are a delight. Accommodations are spacious, beautiful and offer delightful views over the 3.0-hectare parklike grounds. A large country kitchen and spacious living room provide welcoming space for open-plan living, dining, and informal entertaining. Enjoy formal occasions in the large formal dining room and bar, drawing room, and billiard room, each room with large open fireplaces. A private library/study and upstairs living room offer further spaces to escape or work.
French doors open out fully to a wide verandah and sheltered outdoor area with a large heated swimming pool and changing rooms, outdoor fireplace, built-in pizza oven, and barbecue. Family meals turn into picnics where you can enjoy the pleasures of the wonderful Wairarapa weather. Mature landscaped grounds include a sheltered fenced tennis court. The large gardens, rich with native trees and expansive lawns, blend seamlessly into the surrounding hills and countryside.
Minutes to the internationally renowned Martinborough Gladstone vineyards and the classical Gladstone Pub. The magnificent and wild east coast with its fabulous beaches is a little further down the road. An easy commute to Wellington city 1 hour and 30 minutes either by road or train. Understated elegance, classical beauty, and modern convenience make Kourarau Homestead an obvious choice for discerning buyers.