'Rare opportunity' is a phrase you often hear in real estate, however in this particular instance, we cannot overstate it! This incredible property, perfectly positioned on a private, beautifully manicured lifestyle block right at the entranceway to Matakana, includes a fabulous, fully renovated 40's bungalow, as well as a large, modernised 'barn' (commercial space) with exclusive main road frontage. Our vendor just happens to be one of New Zealand's leading interior designers (she's been running her business 'Board & Batten' out of this space for the past 10 years), and her signature touch is evident at every turn, with style, elegance and grace in abundance. The main house; a classic cottage that has been thoughtfully refurbished from the ground up. Its character and integrity has been wonderfully preserved, while bespoke details such as quality hardware, a refined colour palette, the designer kitchen, feature ceiling beams and artfully widened doorways add to the feeling of luxury, light and flow. Connecting the home to the barn is a stunning outdoor area with undercover dining, an in-ground pool, extensive decking and a 'French feel' white gravel pathway; the most sophisticated and inviting setting for alfresco entertaining. The barn has had an aesthetic makeover, and is currently being used as a chic workspace and showroom. 135m2 of immaculate taste and 'feel-good' factor, it includes an open reception, meeting pod, various office and storage spaces and a kitchenette. Perfect as is, or it could be easily adapted to suit your needs. Last to note are the grounds, these have been carefully and professionally curated to integrate interior with exterior, bringing the whole property together. The Iandscaping extends beyond the pool area with its weeping pear trees, to the palm and subtropical gardens and two large grassed areas. All beautiful spaces that are supremely private and restfully green. Best of all, this designer home + barn is located in the heart of Matakana - the hub for all things marvellous!