With their private grounds, impressive pools and grand houses, these exceptional properties for sale from across the country tick all the luxury boxes
Who needs to go on holiday when your home is so gorgeous that you feel like you’re on one all the time? Some lifestyle properties offer resort-style living with pool areas, entertainers’ kitchens, landscaped grounds, luxe bathrooms and sensational bedrooms. All this with plenty of peace and privacy and special surroundings that all help to make outstanding retreats. Here’s our pick of some exceptional lifestyle properties for sale around the country.
1. Live in style
This Waimauku country estate really has it all for those looking for lifestyle living. The welcoming home with generous light-filled rooms makes the most of the surrounding peaceful rural views.
The gorgeous pool area with cabana will have you feeling you’re on holiday all year round. There’s an orchard, veggie garden and feature ponds, good grazing paddocks, stables and arena.
A perfect fit for active families wanting to live the good life in style.
2. Dressed to impress
Nothing is done by halves in this spectacular home in Coatesville that offers resort-style living around a sensational pool area and manicured grounds.
Space, style and sophistication are the key principles in this five-bedroom home that has multiple living areas including a home theatre and office.
The open plan kitchen is on a grand scale and you can also retreat to more intimate living areas. This home offers quality living at an exceptional standard.
3. Relax lakeside
Work in Tauranga and then retreat to your own little patch of paradise and relax with a glass of wine while you gaze over your own lake.
This immaculate family home has beautifully landscaped gardens for you to enjoy in your downtime and decking leading from the living areas makes the most of the tranquil views.
The kitchen is set up for entertaining with two pantries and double butler’s sinks.
4. Glorious views
Perfectly designed for modern family living, this stylish Upper Moutere home opens up to glorious views over the olive grove to the mountains beyond.
The sleek kitchen and living room flows to the landscaped pool area and makes a perfect entertaining hub.
Three generous bedrooms are complemented by a separate unit with ensuite which offers plenty of options, such as guest accommodation or a home office.
5. Grape escape
Get into the spirit of sav and enjoy the relaxing lifestyle offered in the heart of New Zealand’s beautiful wine country.
Sited on a generous 8ha block this impressive Marlborough home has multiple living areas, a seriously spacious designer kitchen and master bedroom with ensuite and fabulous walk-in wardrobe.
The living areas open to a glamorous pool area which will have you thinking you’re living the dream in Tuscany.
6. Tick the boxes
Tennis court? Tick. Heated pool? Tick? Covered outdoor living area with fire? Tick. This lovely Waimakariri home has all the features you want for exceptional lifestyle living.
Extensive use of schist and the dramatic beamed ceilings in the main living area give this home a very distinctive personality befitting a country lodge.
There’s also everything you need to make the most of the 4ha of flat land – bore-fed irrigation system, pens, fenced paddocks and multi-bay lock-up shed.
7. Luxe living
Enjoy life on a grand scale in this entertainers’ dream home in Waimakariri which caters to all indulgences.
Multiple living spaces provide the perfect mix of drama and intimacy, and high-quality finishes make for an exceptional kitchen and luxurious bathrooms.
There’s a tennis court, rumpus room, covered pool, spa pool, and media room to keep family and guests entertained.
8. Personality plus
Enjoy the comforts of your very own lodge, with peace and privacy aplenty but only a 40-minute drive from all the excitement of Queenstown. This Glenorchy home features warm wood and schist detailing and expansive feature windows make the most of the dramatic views of Mt Earnslaw and the surrounding countryside.
Entertaining will be a dream in the open plan kitchen and living area with a statement fireplace.
This special property has personality plus and all the comforts you need for special times.
Words by: Sarah Beresford.