Carterton Carterton District 5713
Carterton, Carterton District
Price on application

An architectural masterpiece in rural Wairarapa

Ponatahi House is a stunning contemporary residence, known as The House Wrapped In Literature.

The top floor of the house is surrounded by glass panels providing a canvas for artistic interpretation. A poem commissioned by New Zealand's Poet Laureate is sandblasted onto the glass, creating a unique artwork.

This stylish family home also offers superior business facilities, with a contemporary office and living area housed in a separate wing. In addition to these there is a two-bedroom guest or staff house.

The house is aligned in an east-west direction with living spaces at each end and kitchen and dining room in the centre. The rooms of the house and other buildings all have clear and strong relationships between inside and outside, with many different external spaces formed to provide extensions to the living areas.

Leading north from the house is a linear paved space, with a swimming pool to one side and a pool house and gym to the other. These extend the house toward distant Tararua ranges.

Main house: arrival forecourt, five double bedrooms, four bathrooms, one powder room, three living rooms, three dining areas, substantial kitchen, scullery, cinema, 30m formal lawn, gymnasium, 20m outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, extensive garaging plus workshop, tennis court, pavilion and a belvedere/jetty amongst the treetops.

Guest/staff house: Two double bedrooms, bathroom, living and dining room, kitchen and private courtyard.

Contemporary business wing with extensive study and meeting room, living and games room, kitchen, bathroom and two private courtyards opening to vast landing lawn with sufficient room to land a helicopter.

Key features:
- 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms
- Expansive and intimate living rooms
- Swimming pool and spa pool
- Tennis court, gymnasium
- Guest House
- Separate office wing
- Workshop
- Home cinema
- Unspoilt and private setting

The Wairarapa region is 60 miles from the capital Wellington, and 15 miles from Masterton. Known for its hot, languid summers, the Wairarapa provides a relaxed, refined country region away from the pressure of urban life.

The historic towns of Martinborough and Greytown are a short distance from Ponatahi House with the main regional town - Masterton - providing the hub for rural industries, schools and a small regional airport.

There is a vibrant local wine community and the region is renowned for Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and the Aromatics.

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Property Features

Property ID: MST23163
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 6
Building: 776.02m2
Listed By:Leaders Real Estate Masterton Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


  • Alarm System
  • Built-In Wardrobes
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Formal Lounge
  • Garden
  • Secure Parking
  • Separate Dining
Brad Chittick, Sales at Ray White Masterton