Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby buy $4.5m Matakana home - report

Radio personalities Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby have reportedly purchased a sprawling, four-bedroom lodge in Matakana, following the sale of their Remuera home last month.

The Newstalk ZB hosts sold their Auckland home on Arney Road for around $9.6 million in August, according to the Property Guru listing.

Now, it's believed the couple have bought five-acre lifestyle block Duck Creek Lodge, listed on Waller Projects as a "barn-influenced country getaway".

The entrance to the country-style lodge.
The entrance to the country-style lodge. Photo credit: Waller Projects
A hot tub in the outdoor area.
A hot tub in the outdoor area. Photo credit: Waller Projects

"The barn influence comes through most strikingly in the open-plan living and dining area, where white-painted exposed trusses lift the ceiling to a height of six metres," the feature reads.

The living area with feature fireplace.
The living area with feature fireplace. Photo credit: Waller Projects
One of the three bathrooms in the house.
One of the three bathrooms in the house. Photo credit: Waller Projects

Stuff reports the couple paid $4.5 million for the 297 square-metre, four-bedroom home, according to sales records

On the Bayleys property listing the country style house is said to have three fireplaces and three fridges, which would be perfect for their large blended family - the couple have five children between them.

Hawkesby has been posting Instagram stories and photos from her new home, with her latest post praising "the serenity".

It will be a relief for the morning radio host, who previously bemoaned the state of Auckland's rental market while they were in between owning multi-million dollar homes.

She called renting "a nightmare"; discussing the difficulty in finding a "professional" property manager and being shown through filthy homes.

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