Life Style Liv­ing | Sculp­ture Park

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Lifestyle Liv­ing

This free­hold lifestyle prop­erty is idyl­li­cally sit­u­ated on the banks of the Otaki river and offers a won­der­ful lifestyle to prospec­tive buy­ers as an expan­sive and very live­able fam­ily home - secluded and pri­vate but only 10 min­utes from Otaki town­ship, now about 20 min­utes from Para­pa­raumu and cur­rently just over an hour from Welling­ton city - pre­dicted to reduce to about 40 min­utes when the Trans­mis­sion Gully road­ing project is com­pleted in April 2020. Horse graz­ing is avail­able on-​site. The prop­erty is only a few min­utes drive to highly regarded Decile 9 Te Horo School which takes stu­dents from 5 years old to 12 years old. A school bus picks up and drops off daily in this area. There are sev­eral sec­ondary schools avail­able within a 30 minute drive and Vic­to­ria Uni­ver­sity is one hour away.

Sculp­ture Park

The cur­rent own­ers recently estab­lished ‘Scape Sculp­ture Park in the grounds of the prop­erty - an ‘out­door gallery’ - and the only such estab­lish­ment in the lower half of the North Island. ‘Scape has fea­tured as a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion on the Kapiti Arts Trail over recent years and orig­i­nal plans made for fur­ther exhi­bi­tions and sym­po­siums await full imple­men­ta­tion. In the mean­time ‘Scape is open to prospec­tive sculp­ture pur­chasers by appoint­ment. Although this exer­cise has been suc­cess­ful to date, a new owner may or may not wish to con­tinue with this enter­prise. In the lat­ter cir­cum­stance, the cur­rent own­ers would remove the fifty plus large sculp­tures cur­rently installed, prior to set­tle­ment. In the for­mer cir­cum­stance, the cur­rent own­ers would pro­vide the new own­ers with the infor­ma­tion needed to expe­dite the pos­si­ble con­tin­u­a­tion of ‘Scape.


This lifestyle prop­erty is located in a beau­ti­ful rural loca­tion, close enough to shops and schools but far enough to be com­pletely removed from traf­fic, air­ports and express­ways. There are few prop­er­ties with such spec­tac­u­lar river frontage to the Otaki Gorge. The prop­erty slopes down to the river with the house itself sit­u­ated, fac­ing north-​west, on a sun-​drenched plateau, pro­tected from behind by the bush-​clad foothills of the Tararuas. The sus­pen­sion bridge which has opened up this area was built in the 1890s when some bush areas were cleared. Set­tlers devel­oped the land over the next two decades and his­toric remains of the orig­i­nal old sawmill have been pre­served for pos­ter­ity. Now the gorge is a des­ti­na­tion for tram­pers and those want­ing to walk, kayak or camp in nat­ural sur­round­ings. Otaki Gorge Road runs a fur­ther eight kilo­me­tres into the hills before end­ing where the twin rivers join and emerge from the hills, cre­at­ing a beau­ti­ful river­side camp­ing ground and pic­nic area.

The Trans­mis­sion Gully Motor­way and the Kapiti Express­way both cur­rently under con­struc­tion are now open­ing up the whole of the Kapiti Coast to the cap­i­tal city. Com­mut­ing times to Welling­ton are being sig­nif­i­cantly reduced, access to not just air­ports but also to a greater range of edu­ca­tional facil­i­ties is being enhanced and as a result Kapiti land and prop­erty val­ues are pre­dicted to increase sig­nif­i­cantly over the next decade. This loca­tion is one of the Welling­ton region’s best kept secrets and presents as an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity for investment.

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91 Parenga Road Otaki

Tech­ni­cal Specifications:

Weath­ered macro­carpa board and bat­ten con­struc­tion with long-​run cor­ru­gated iron roof­ing.
Some flat-​roof sec­tions and decks use a cer­ti­fied Butenol seal­ing sys­tem.
Dark green alu­minium join­ery with all house win­dows double-​glazed.
Internal/​external slat­ted ven­ti­la­tion pan­els installed in most rooms.
Excel­lent fil­tered water sup­ply - 2 x 20,000 litre tanks for house plus 1 x 20,000 litre tank for barn/​loft.
Ripar­ian rights to river water in the event of low tank lev­els in sum­mer — not required over last ten years.
Two sep­a­rate, reg­u­larly ser­viced eco-​based sep­tic tank sys­tems — one for house and one for barn/​loft.
Three-​phase power across prop­erty includ­ing two three-​phase plug out­lets in barn.
Mul­ti­ple tele­phone access points and com­puter net­work out­lets installed through­out.
Floor­ing includes qual­ity tiling and car­pet­ing includ­ing under-​tile and under-​carpet heat­ing.
Heat­ing includes open fire, heat-​pump and two elec­tric panel heaters.
Also eco-​storage-​heating through tall glass win­dows onto stone walls.
Gas bot­tles with piped out­lets to fam­ily room, dining-​room and BBQ area.
Elec­tric hot water cylin­ders - one large and one small under-​sink.
Mas­ter bed­room with own infin­ity on-​demand hot-​water sys­tem.
Loft/​barn also has own infin­ity on-​demand sys­tem for hot water.
Drapes in all rooms use fully-​lined, qual­ity fur­nish­ing fab­rics.
Mas­ter bed­room includes auto­mated drape open/​close remote con­trol.
Bath­rooms use wide-​slatted painted tim­ber venet­ian blinds.
Bath­rooms have heated towel-​rails.
Secu­rity alarm sys­tem installed in both house and barn/​loft.
Smoke alarms installed through­out.
Plen­ti­ful power out­lets through­out.
Plen­ti­ful built-​in stor­age throughout.

Prop­erty Sale and Purchase

The ask­ing price for the prop­erty is avail­able on application.

Con­tact Details

Inspec­tion of the prop­erty is strictly by appoint­ment only.
In the first instance, please con­tact the own­ers to reg­is­ter your interest.

Bev & Snow Pratt
91 Parenga Road
RD 2 Otaki 5582

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