Here’s a “turn-key solution” designed by awarded Strachan Group Architects. Lifestyle block takes on a whole new meaning. You’ll own one of the most picturesque spots in NZ, and Wawata Estate will build the home that makes the most of its north-facing extraordinary panoramic views – from the tip of Rangitoto to the white sands of Palm Beach and all the islands dotting the horizon. But you will have very few of the cares that normally come with owning a lifestyle block in New Zealand. You won’t worry about planting and trails – they’re looked after by the Wawata Estate residents society. Your security is taken care of – by an electronic security system that connects your home to the gateways. And those long, hot summers you’ll enjoy here won’t mean you’ll go short of water – a private estate bore provides back-up at the touch of a button.
What you can’t see, but you’ll also enjoy are the underground installations that are already in place – power, high capacity fibre optic internet, filtration drainage, and an internal communications system.
It’s not just the practicalities of country style island living that are taken care of. The pristine beauty and historical significance of the 94 acres that surround your block have been preserved, restored and enriched. An extensive wetland has been re-established, ancient Pohutukawa preserved, more than 300,000 natives planted and a natural rock stormwater filtration system installed along the roadways. We haven’t forgotten the original residents of Wawata Estate, either. We’ve carefully enriched the environment for native fauna that includes geckos, lizards, the spotless crake, tui, silvereye, grey warbler and kahu.
Walking the land is one of the true joys of owning a property like this. That’s why a private for-residents-only 3.5 kilometre walking trail weaves its way through the native bush, alongside wetland and connects to popular Waiheke tracks that lead to the golden sands and sparkling turquoise water of Palm Beach and beyond.