A little piece of Pare-dise

Have you been to Sanders Reserve in Paremoremo?  If not you should take a look; its known locally as Pare-dise and looking below you will see why.  The reserve opened in 2011 but is still fairly unknown; it opens to the Paremoremo Creek and includes walking, mountain bike and equestrian tracks, an off-leash dog exercise area and open space for picnics with a gated childrens playground.  There is water access for kayaking and the views are incredible.  High on the hill sits a dilapated house originally owned by the Sanders family; it is currently undergoing structural changes and will receive a make over to restore her to her former glory, money is scarce so the community is busy raising funds to finish her off.  The house will be run by the community and used for classes, events, meetings and the like.


View from the Pare-House front windows


Not sure I could concentrate on the tracks with that view ahead


The purpose built facilities centre houses toilets, kitchen and seating area


The playground is easy to keep a watch over


The entrance leads to a large parking area, public building with toilets and water facilities


The grand ole lady


Coco enjoys the off-leash area with her new friend


Views from any angle


Sanders Reserve

Oh and I have to tell you about the ‘Faraway Tree’; named after the Enid Blyton Stories and carved by Phil
Bonham its a feast of delights, take the kids and spot the animals, boat, fish and people carved into this Macrocarpa. Its amazing! Even grown ups will want to crawl inside its trunk-cave!

I am working on colours for the house now and thinking a warm grey (greige) palette.  Inside she is spacious and light thanks to a little demolition and those fab new windows and doors and with all those stunning views she will only need a simple interior.  I think she will be beautiful again!


Have a fabulous week everyone and take a little trip to Pare-dise in the weekend!

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