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Mahana Ridge – rural living in style BY SADIE BECKMAN PHOTO ANDRE ISMAEL

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ave you ever dreamed of living in the countryside, but a lifestyle block seems like a lot of work? Perhaps you covet the peace and beauty of a country location but still want to be close and connected to urban living? A new development in one of the most beautiful pieces of countryside you could imagine has solved these issues through insightful thinking, meticulous planning and ecologically sensitive design. In other words, re-imagining rural living. Mahana Ridge is a place where luxury and country life meet. Nestled in the famous rolling green hills of the Moutere, one of New Zealand’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations, it is near everything you could want for a lifestyle of comfort and ease, yet far enough to feel like you are in your own peaceful paradise. Imagine waking up to jaw-dropping views of Tasman Bay in a secluded, green country environment, with easy access to the quirky towns of Nelson and Tasman districts. And better still, you have total choice about the level of maintenance work you want to undertake on your spacious property. This is all set to become reality with the inception of Mahana Ridge. “There is no such thing as an ordinary day in Mahana, and locals all 60

share a deep appreciation of what this fantastic community has to offer, whether that’s here in Mahana Ridge itself, or in the wider area,” says the developer Carsten Buschkuehle.

The vision Created through the progressive thinking of the developers, Mahana Ridge is a unique and innovative development. The first four sections are available now. Ecological and lifestyle principles have been applied to the design of also available house-and-land packages that offer a high-quality ‘turn-key’ solution to

“There is no such thing as an ordinary day in Mahana, and locals all share a deep appreciation of what this fantastic community has to offer.” D EV E LO P E R CARST E N B U S C H KU E H LE

getting your dream home built. The developer has partnered with Arthouse Architects, a well-known and award-winning Nelson firm, to prepare a range of house designs in keeping with the aesthetic philosophy

of the development, ensuring seamless blending into the natural surrounds. The aim, he explains, is a continuity of architectural design and quality throughout the development. And while the homes are house-and-land packages, the calibre of the designs, the rural flavour that sets them apart and the option of single- or double-storey houses all mean the inherent flexibility and individuality of a new-build still remains.

Low-maintenance rural living Carsten describes Mahana Ridge as exceptional, desirable and exclusive, plus it is designed to be easy-care. A clever maintenance contract structure has been created to share the cost of caring for the streams, native bush and grassed areas between properties, all of which will be extensively restored and regenerated. This set-up also allows for flexible arrangements over individual property maintenance, so if you don’t fancy spending the weekend mowing, you can have this done for you. This smart arrangement allows more time for indulgence in the things that matter rather than trying to keep up with the necessary maintenance of rural living, but if you’re partial to a Sunday cruise on the ride-on mower, don’t worry. How much or how little of your own property maintenance you want to take care of is entirely your choice.

WildTomato January 2018  
WildTomato January 2018  

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