Luxury Portfolio Spotlight


Upscale, resort-style four bedrooms, 3.2 bathroom luxury residence perched on a knoll top, offering exquisite views from Mauna Kea to Maui, including year-round sunsets, the entire coastline to Kona and winter whale watching!! Set up for entertaining, with open floor plan, taking advantage of the blue ocean views in all directions, with two bedrooms on the ocean views, a private office, great room with large glass sliders, creating seamless access to the lanai, pool, and views


California dreaming! Located on two hilltop lots with panoramic views of Howe Creek and spectacular sunsets, this completely updated home features an open floor plan with emphasis on the waterfront setting. Stepping into the tiled foyer, you will be awed by the floor to ceiling glass, the expanse of rooms and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen features marble and quartz counters and stainless appliances that overlook the great room, breakfast area, and sunroom. Primarily one floor living with the master and two guest suites on the main level. An additional suite with full bath and large sitting area on the lower level; while a bonus area/study is located above the garage. Impeccably maintained with loads of recent updates including natural gas conversion with gas furnaces, steam shower & heated towel bar in master bath. Designed with outdoor living in mind, the home has a private multi-level terrace with glass railings, two ground-level patios, an outdoor gas fire table, a pathway to kayak launch and an outdoor shed.


Are you a lifestyle buyer who is looking to buy in the proximity of Albany and Bays? This gorgeous 2.2554-hectare elegant estate is what you have been looking for. As you approach the gates of this strikingly designed manor, you will find it standing proudly on its manicured lawns taking in the stunning views it holds to the north and east. As you enter the home, approx. 403m2, you are instantly greeted by the wonderful energy of the combination of timber, slate, and brick in the interior design. Open fireplaces and high timber ceilings along with the amazing views set a welcoming scene. The ground level is dedicated to the main living areas of the home with separate formal and informal lounges that are separated by the dining area and entertainer’s kitchen. Whether catering for the family or a special function, the well-designed floor plan will cater to many different occasions. All the living areas flow effortlessly to the outdoor entertaining area and solar heated swimming pool complex where many hours have been spent relaxing and taking in the stunning views from this remarkable private setting. The upper level finds the accommodation wing with five generous bedrooms. The master is set away to one end and is accompanied by its own ensuite with spa bath, a walk-in wardrobe, a separate dressing room for the lady of the house and more stunning views from a private balcony. The other bedrooms all enjoy views and are catered for by a family bathroom. A third bathroom and separate laundry are located on the ground level along with internal access garaging. If you are looking for more accommodation, it is worth exploring the possibility for a minor dwelling of 65m2 floor size under the current district plan. This awesome location enjoys all the benefits of a country lifestyle without sacrificing the convenience of the nearby cities, approx 8 mins driving distance to the Albany Westfield shopping mall, close to the Massey University, Albany High School, bus station and very handy to motorway access! Please come through my open home in the weekends or ring me to book for a private viewing. 

Butternut Squash Soup


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1 – 2 to 3-pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed

6 cups of chicken stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Garnish: Pecans & nutmeg and heavy cream


1.  Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender about 15 to 20 minutes. 

2.  Remove squash chunks with slotted spoon and place in a blender and puree. Return blended squash to pot. Stir and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Serve. Garnish, if desired.

Tip: Purchase butternut squash at your grocer peeled, seeded and cubed to save time.

Tip: Garnish with 1 or 2 whole or crushed pecans, a sprinkle of nutmeg. and a Drizzle of heavy cream

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