A Beautiful Italian-Kiwi Affair
From conception to completion this beautiful Italian-inspired Estate has been a creation born of incredible passion - passion for excellence as well as comfort, luxury, celebration, relaxation, fun, tradition and most importantly, family.
Ataahua Estate is extraordinary New Zealand real estate. While the inspiration may be Italian, the name 'Ataahua' is taken from the Maori word for 'beautiful'.
And beautiful it is. From the wrought iron gates leading into the estate to the authentic ivy-clad home and separate guest house with gymnasium and hot yoga studio, to the luscious tropical garden which is pure delight and full of surprises, with views over the pool to Omokoroa Golf Course and the harbour beyond....the beauty of this property will take your breath away.
Originally created to be the ultimate 'family home', this exquisite property has become a world-renowned luxury lodge of International quality. On offer for families and/or guests is a dramatic experience blending European sophistication with a more relaxed 'Kiwi experience', offering a peaceful secure lifestyle in a beautiful New Zealand setting.
The home welcomes you through stunning timber doors to a double stud height entrance foyer and living areas. From the moment you step inside and close the door you feel as though you have been transported into an luxurious modern Italian country villa, beautifully accented by its three exquisite hand blown Bohemia crystal chandeliers, such is the authenticity in the home's creation. The home not only exudes solidity, with deep window surrounds, thick walls, deep set doors, but the insulated concrete block construction supports its appearance. Nearly every wall is solid concrete. The hand rendered plaster creates a timeless appearance on both interior and exterior walls. Magnificent native New Zealand timber (heart Matai) has been used for flooring and the grand stairwell.
This is a surprisingly intimate home for one covering some 848sqm. Combining family, friends and food is important to these owners and so the fabulous kitchen with scullery is the heart of this home, catering for large gatherings as easily as it caters for intimate dinners for two. A walled kitchen garden provides fresh delights each day for the home chef. There are both casual and formal dining spaces and the lounge with its grand open fireplace is divine, particularly in Winter. The five beautiful bedrooms and five bathrooms each enjoy private views of the garden - the configuration of the bedrooms accommodating families and guests of all ages and stages. The separate garden/guest house provides yet another place of relaxation, beauty and comfort. For those wanting more activity, enjoy a round of golf, play tennis or basketball on the floodlit court, work out in the gym or have a hot yoga session and finish the evening relaxing in the heated spa and swimming pool. Or simply enjoy a glass of wine in your manicured garden estate with your favourite music playing on the award winning outdoor sound system.
Perhaps the wine cellar is one of the most intriguing rooms. The wide concrete steps lead to the dimly lit cellar with its beautifully crafted dark oak cabinetry. You can catch a movie here with the family or invite the lads over to watch the rugby.
The loggia is pivotal to this home. Custom made cedar French and bi fold doors open wide to the large covered outdoor patio. It's a favourite gathering place for family and friends on balmy Summer nights, watching the sun set over the water as they dine in the evening.
Just 2 hours drive from Auckland or land your helicopter on the front lawn, this world class property allows you to fall into an Italian-inspired world, where family, food and beauty create celebration and tradition.
The Bay of Plenty is a thriving New Zealand province known for its coastal beauty, native bush covered ranges and world class golden beaches. Ataahua Estate is a beautiful base from which to enjoy it - it is the ultimate in design, quality, luxury and comfort.