Two hectares of paradise, just 20 minutes' drive from the Beehive - this is the joy of living in Makara, one of Wellington's best kept secrets. Peaceful country living, a short drive from Makara Beach and its rugged coastline, this superb area is surrounded by native bush and fabulous walks. Sheltered and beaming with sunshine, this fabulous lifestyle property is just a short drive to Karori, its shops and cafes and then on to the CBD and the amazing buzz of the Nation's capital. Our owners have sympathetically renovated and transformed a rural building into a beautiful home with large, open-plan design, cathedral ceilings, great indoor-outdoor flow and glorious outlooks. With an eye for detail and sustainable living, the property has a wetback fireplace that offers self-sufficient and carbon neutral heating, by using wood grown on the land. Solar panels complement the water heating with electricity only required as a back-up - so you'll have low power bills. The house is very warm with double glazing and heat-sinking from the sun warming the concrete floors. The large roof captures all the water you'll ever need - truly back to the good life. With three double bedrooms, modern appliances and a large bathroom, there is no shortage of the creature comforts we all appreciate, and there is plenty of scope for new owners to add their own improvements. There are several paddocks with natural spring water, buildings for horses or livestock and even a horse arena for year-round riding. There are so many options on offer to add your own flare - revert back to native bush, add a cottage or bring some more animals to the family - the choice is yours! Please be aware parking spaces are limited, we have an extra long open home to compensate for this. Call Anita Corlett at Team YIP on 021 022 56795 for a private viewing. Tender Closing 3.00pm Wednesday 19th August 2020. RV $710,000. Marketed by Team YIP - #1 Local Real Estate Team. 11 different languages spoken by our team, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Sinhalese and more!