Te Rama Estate in Kapiti, one of New Zealand's finest properties, is being offered for sale for the first time in 23 years and only for the fourth time since 1886.
This is a rare opportunity to own an estate with a range of exceptional qualities rarely seen in one property.
Te Rama offers total privacy and tranquillity and is located on a historic homestead site only a few minutes' walk from Waikanae township and Metro services on the Kapiti Coast. The 4.99ha section boasts both an ancient native forest of exceptional quality and numerous exotic tree specimens established by the first owner Henry Elder in 1886.
The Te Rama Homestead (2010) is a highly acclaimed award-winning design by prominent Wellington architects Novak and Middleton. Its composition of solid and void, is a reflection of past and present. The traditional two storey form is complimented by two contemporary single storey wings extending to the north and west, creating a series of layers that connect the house to its stunning landscape.
The living spaces of the Homestead have been orientated to maximise their connection to the site. The kitchen and family spaces open on to large terraces that layer down to the garden. Large canopies each side of the family space provide shelter and transition between inside and out. The main living room utilises floor to ceiling glazing to create a connection with the adjacent native reserve.
The property also has a restored 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage, large swimming pool, tennis court, and astro turf cricket pitch and fully functional stables plus various outbuildings and garage and carport options.
Te Rama is located on the sunny and vibrant Kapiti Coast, and so close to Kapiti Coast Airport, golf courses, bowling and tennis clubs, art and cultural groups, biking and walking tracks and only one hour to Wellington City, perhaps less with the opening of Transmission Gully next year.
This highly-prized historic property is being offered for sale by Tender, viewing by appointment only.
For more see: https://www.howardandco.nz/listing/H20234/