Ooh, la la - tres chic

Sit on the front verandah of this enchanting villa in the afternoon sun, sipping champagne and watching the world go by, and then step inside to another world entirely. Think kiwi traditionelle meets French country flair, and dare to be different! At its core, this home reflects a European influence that amplifies nostalgia and romance. Beautiful decor in a subtle natural palette inspired by Parisian apartment living has created a restful, timeless ambience.

Exquisite colonial timber ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, dado lines, faux fire surrounds, original wooden floors and wide skirting boards add a wealth of visual interest and showcase elegant simplicity at its best. Three double bedrooms, and a large salon and dining room with lovely linen drapes, flow into a traditional farmstyle kitchen with coloured fanlight windows, and black and white chequerboard flooring.

There's a spacious utility room, a sophisticated bathroom with a spa bath to luxuriate in, a petite study, and a versatile extra living area that opens through french doors to a deck and a 503m2 garden with a potager plot. This stylish home oozes a 'joie de vivre' not often found in this part of the world. Just a short walk to the centre of the village, or a dash to the French Baker on your bicycle for warm croissants and cafe au lait, this is the perfect place to holiday at home. Magnifique!