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Higgs Road, mapua

Formerly an apple orchard, this property features a New Zealand Architecture award winning home designed by Jon Craig. The sloping northwest-facing site enjoys sweeping views to Waimea Inlet and showcases work by New Zealand contemporary sculptors.

Formal and informal outdoor patios and courtyards flow easily from interior living areas. These transition to the wider landscape via a pergola and a series of wide, horizontal grass terraces and stone steps. A water rill visually connects the inlet to the amphitheatre which is sculpted into the hillside.

The planting palette includes amenity shrubs around the house, orchard trees, an arboretum of exotic trees, an extensive area of native revegetation and wetland planting. Plants indigenous to the area have been used to help restore plant communities and are in keeping with the site’s drainage patterns and estuary edge.

r+m have realised their client’s vision and created a landscape that will stand the test of time. As it continues to grow and change with the seasons it will reward the owners with unique experiences in an evolving landscape.

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Sweeping views to Waimea Inlet, outdoor patios and courtyards, grass terraces, amphitheatre, exotic trees arboretum, native re-vegetation, wetland planting, and contemporary sculpture define this property’s character.

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