Top five Auckland houses guaranteed to keep you entertained indoors
Those once-in-a-hundred year weather events seem to be getting a little more common of late.
And as winter nears, the prospects for rain-free outdoor entertainment do not look promising.
Don't worry, if you have some spare change lying around there are more than enough properties on the Auckland market to keep you entertained and dry.
1. BOYS NIGHT IN (10 Rata Road, Devonport)
A three-story house designed with the aspiring rap mogul in mind.
While the 10-car-garage keeps your Humvee dry you can wait out the wild weather in your man-cave, stocked with an adolescent wish-list straight out of the nineties including pinball, racing arcade games, and air hockey.
2. A THEATRE OF ONE'S OWN (69 Oak Lane, Coatesville)
If you thought fighting over the TV remote on a rainy day was bad enough imagine the joys of fighting over the family cinema.
This 5-bedroom property includes a closed-off movie room with tiered seating that the description says "appears to be the favourite room for the family". I'm sure it is.
3. FINNISH CUSTOMS (22 Estuary Views, Shelly Park)
This house won't keep you dry, but you'll be indoors. It has a 1.8 metre deep indoor pool and a boiling Finnish sauna room making it incredibly difficult to resist the water.
You can sit in the hot sauna before engaging in the Finnish custom of jumping into an ice cold pool afterwards, although if you're not Finnish then you'll probably choose to turn the heating up in the pool on those colder winter months.
4. THE ART OF WINE (2 Church Bay Road, Oneroa)
With a six-acre winery included and an interior decorated by a co-owner of Frenchmans Hill Wine Estate, Anna Desbonnets, it makes sense that this property would be decked out with a nice wine cellar.
Its private art gallery allows you to do more than just drink the weather away though, you can invite your friends over for a wine and cheese art viewing too.
5. I'M ON A HORSE (42 Blackbridge Road, Dairy Flat)
This modest family-sized country home has eight bedrooms and a mere four and a half bathrooms (you'll just have to share). But if you get bored indoors there's an an olympic-sized horse arena attached too.
Yes the arena isn't covered but there are two stables underneath the house which mean you'll still be able to visit your equine friends even if the Tasman Tempest returns.