A spectacular Italian-inspired estate in the Bay of
Plenty, 20 minutes out of Tauranga city has come to the
market for sale.
The six-bedroom property is set on
over two acres of sprawling landscaped grounds, including
tennis/basketball court, heated swimming pool, infrared
gymnasium, underground movie theatre and wine
Architecturally designed and completed in
2008, the property at 59A Western Avenue, Omokoroa is
marketed for sale by Bayleys Tauranga salesperson Jan
Hodges, price by negotiation.
“Eager to bring the
Italian tradition of family, food and celebration together
against this quintessential Kiwi backdrop, the owners have
meticulously crafted a home which balances warmth and family
functionality with a no-expense-spared approach to
luxury,” Ms Hodges says.
Ataahua Estate, the private
residence of the Holliday family is also a world renowned
Welcoming guests up the
tree-lined drive-way through wrought iron gates, the home is
instantly striking, covered in lush green ivy and flanked by
a carefully selected mixture of mature exotics and native
The double stud-height entrance foyer opens out
to an expansive collection of living spaces characterised by
soaring ceilings and a light, airy ambience.
insulated concrete construction rendering deep windows and
thick walls, hand-bound plaster creates a timeless
appearance indicative of sophisticated European
Chest-nut toned native Matai
heartwood has been earnestly laid throughout the 848sqm
(more or less) main home and up along the gently spiralled
Five bedrooms in the main home
feature fantastic views of the tropical gardens, including a
capacious master suite with comprehensive walk-in-wardrobe,
ensuite bathroom and north-facing terrace.
spaces are large and lofty yet intimate and connected, owing
to the owners’ attention to detail and the incorporation
of artisanal accents,” Ms Hodges says.
with decorative capitellos, opulent lighting and cosy
fireplaces, the casual and formal living areas have served
the current owners well, and it’s where they have shared
many special celebrations with friends and family,” she
A fabulous kitchen with Matai cabinetry is aided
by a separate scullery and walled kitchen garden, creating a
heavenly workspace for the entertainer or hobby
Custom-made Cedar French and bifold doors open
up to reveal an all-weather loggia, gaining views of the
grounds, golf course harbour.
This impressive covered
patio creates a flawless space to dine alfresco, serviced by
an integrated wood fireplace, smoker and pizza oven and a
state-of-the-art, award-winning sound system installed
throughout the outdoor areas.
“Watching the setting
sun as it reflects on the water and disappears over the
Kaimai ranges on balmy summer evenings has been one of the
owners’ pleasures,” Ms Hodges says.
main house, a separate guest pavilion can be found to the
western boundary, comprising a luxurious bedroom and
bathroom, gym/hot yoga studio with a sunny terrace and a
view over the heated swimming pool, the Omokoroa Golf Course
and the water.
“One of the most exceptional things
about this property is there is no shortage of in-house
entertainment,” Ms Hodges says.
enjoyed full days spent playing basketball or tennis on the
floodlit court, working out and practising yoga in the gym,
popping over to the golf course and ending it all with a
sunset swim,” she adds.
concrete steps and bespoke dark oak cabinetry lead to an
elegant wine cellar and family-sized movie room.
the 14th tee of the Western Bay Links View Golf Course lies
between Ataahua Estate and the Omokoroa harbour, affording
the address privacy, peace and an assurance of continued
Easily accessible, just 25 kilometres from
Tauranga Airport, two hours drive from Auckland or land the
helicopter on the front lawn.
The thriving Bay of
Plenty region is world-renowned for its coastal beauty,
native-bush covered ranges and golden sand surf beaches
which continue to lure holidaymakers and a new generation of
Strategically positioned within
the North Island’s ‘golden triangle’ of economic
activity, the region is well serviced by air, rail, road and
sea, offering new commercial opportunities for prospective
purchasers moving to the Bay of Plenty.
accessibility and boundless opportunity ensures Omokoroa and
her surrounds are now some of New Zealand’s most desirable
pockets of residential
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