For Sale | House | 257 Metcalfe Road, Matakohe NZ 0550 | $950,000

Waterfront Paradise on the Kaipara

  • 3 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4 Car
  • 4.16 ha (approx) Land Area

If you've been looking for your own private waterfront paradise with plenty of appeal, this is a "must see".

Enjoy living here in a solid and generously sized, well presented high stud home, fully insulated and lined, a sprinkle of rustic and some eco-friendly delights. All situated on 4 Ha of picturesque park-like grounds, north-facing aspect and water access. Admire absolutely outstanding views to the water from all angles, sunrise to sunset.

Be treated to the clever design for warmth, light and spaciousness, further complimented with inter-connection through to two bays of a large round barn, makes up around 490 sqm of living space. You are spoilt for choice of heating the hot water from solar, wetback, or electric. Winter is shear joy with a dual outlet heat pump to two floors, lounge log burner fire place, and the Woodburner with oven in the scullery. The triple bay garaging has internal access and is a great restoration and workshop area with over a 5 m Apex. There is also a single basement drive-thru garage with same sized cavity next to it for extra storage or would make a great wine cellar. Total garaging approx 128 sqm.

A stroll through the grounds will have you passing through clean open spaces, flanked with colourful exotic trees, olive grove, orchards, grape vine, passion fruit, ponds, mature native trees and stands of native bush with seasonal stream. The views out to the water with native bush beyond are exceptional!

Exploring the house, ground floor has a combined kitchen/dining area, scullery/pantry/laundry, double bedroom with ensuite suitable for wheel chair access, massive open plan lounge/living area with staircase. Arrive on the top floor, you will find partitioning for two large bedrooms and office, access to balcony, another bathroom semi-ensuite, walk-thru wardrobe, hobby room, plus a further double bedroom with the arched ceiling. Second set of stairs has a chair lift. Separate guest toilet plus a third shower conveniently on the ground floor too.

This property has been grown by its owners over 19 years from bare ground to their choice of a place to live in a spacious country house sheltered from gales with all day sun, upper Kaipara views, wide lawns and unused mowed level and sloping spaces. Time is now catching up with them and the reluctant sale is an opportunity for country home buyers to pursue their own interests, from horses to grapes, bees to apples, bananas to olives.

This property will appeal to many and all will enjoy the closeness to the water, the delight of the bird life, the change with the seasons, sun, moon and tides.

RV $980,000. Genuine buyers, please call Rhoda Morrison on 0274 800 691 or email

Agency reference #: MRE1940

This property is proudly listed by:

First National Real Estate Roper & Jones 110 Victoria Street
Dargaville NZ 0340

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Additional information

Property Type House
Property ID 11914141940
Street Address 257 Metcalfe Road
Suburb Matakohe
Postcode 0550
Price $950,000
Council Zoning Rural 1A
Council Rate $2,496
Living Area 618 sqm (approx)
Land Area 4.16 ha (approx)
Heating Dual outlet Heatpump Inverter, Log Burner, Woodburner with Wetback, Solar/Wetback/Electric for Hot Water
Hot Water Wetback / Electric / Solar
Fire Place
Multi Storey
Features Acess to water via esplanade reserve. Stunning water views. Spacious park-like grounds planted with mix of exotic trees and stands of native bush. Established orchard and olive grove. Shared private access to 4WD track for launching a small boat.