This is the kind of property that truly does exemplify – cleverly, thoughtfully and engagingly – an all-age family lifestyle at a covetable level.

The large, contemporary house, along with land of about 2.33 hectares, presents a smorgasbord of entertainment and recreational treats. And it’s in a country property neighbourhood in cul-de-sac seclusion just five minutes from Gisborne’s heart.

 

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437

 

Let’s start outdoors because it’s here where the family dream is all laid out. A large summerhouse – polished concrete floor, kitchenette with bar fridges, walk-in shower bathroom, split-system – has stacker doors to the glass-rimmed, solar-heated salt pool. It also has a verandah sheltering a sleek outdoor kitchen set-up and a bar under servery windows.

Over the way, there’s a cubby fort which overlooks the floodlit tennis court. Tucked away, there are several vegie containers and a chook/dog enclosure. Just before the back paddock for pony or mini-bikes, there’s another with footy goal posts set up.

The property is on town water and there are big water tanks, automated irrigation, and a double garage with next-door carpeted office (split-system, closets, separate entry). Another huge work shed adjoins a carport, and sealed driveways beyond automated gates lead to everywhere needed.

And the classy gardens, by landscape architect Sue Meli, combine vine-covered arbours, water, formal hedge screens, low sculptural plantings and a spacious lawn.

Now the house, whose decor is all about glossy Tassie oak flooring, pearl-grey carpet and white wall paint. Space is unstinting, finishes are smart.

Four distinct living areas comprise a lounge room; a carpeted playroom/TV snug; a fab rumpus room with gas log fire and bifold doors to a wonderful covered alfresco area; and an expansive family hub which has a wood heater flanked by joinery in a mid-grey shade matching that in the kitchen.

Caesarstone benches and appliances with Bosch and DeLonghi labels fit out the kitchen, and the laundry has good storage.

As well as a separate study, there are five fitted bedrooms, including the main which neighbours a charming retreat room and has walk-in robe and en suite.

There’s more … go see.

 

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

61 High View Crescent, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)