Not at the top of Hemi Matenga, but some of the way up it. At 33 Tui Crescent this is about the highest point of housing in the town.

It’s on the market — the realtor’s description:

“We are extremely proud to be bringing this exquisite and truly world-class property to the market. Seldom is there an opening on the Kapiti Coast to purchase a home of this calibre, that delivers the buyer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle, unlike others, can offer.

“Beautifully presented, this modern classic home has been exquisitely built, showcasing schist, grand proportions, incredible attention to detail and luxurious finishes throughout. Surrounded by pristine native bush with its own stream and landscaped grounds, complete with a saltwater swimming pool and cherry blossom tree-lined drive, it looks across Waikanae to Kapiti Island, the South Island and even Mount Taranaki. The property backs on to the Hemi Matenga Reserve, so feels like a sanctuary with tui’s, kereru, fantails and silvereyes, while being just a minute’s drive from Main Road, and Waikanae’s village and train station.

“Set out over three levels, the grand entry lobby leads past a central internal courtyard through to generous open plan living, dining, and highly specified entertainers’ kitchen. These rooms flow seamlessly together creating a magnificent space for family, friends, or for formal entertaining. The high stud, vaulted glass ceiling, ornate crown moulding and spectacular light fittings all come together to create a space that will surpass all your expectations.
A wide staircase leads to extended living on the eastern wing that includes a second generous living area with wood burner and lovely bush views, two further bedrooms, full bathroom, a dedicated eight-seat home cinema and the bonus of a studio. This wing can be isolated from the main part of the home, presenting the perfect opportunity for income or extended family living.”

Tenders close on Wednesday — details.