Paradise retreat SOLD
1 Watkins Street, Purakaunui
+ Boatshed M10179 (for sale separately)
Breathtaking views and all day sun await you in this paradise setting with abundant native birdlife. Perfectly positioned above the Purakaunui Inlet, this appealing home has just the right blend of modern and iconic kiwiana. Originally built in the 1960s, it has been extended and then extensively improved by the current owners, including level off-street parking, single garaging with internal access, ceiling and wall insulation, fully double glazed, heatpump and woodburner, Colorsteel roof, Shadowclad with cedar batons, an extensive hardwood deck (cladding and decking architecturally designed by Paul Goldsmith) and a beautifully landscaped, terraced garden by Paul Ashford.
Whether you are seeking a home or a private retreat this is perfect. The peaceful seaside settlement of Purakaunui is situated about a 15min beautiful rural drive from Port Chalmers, which takes about the same time from the city, so it's not a world away. From Purakaunui Road turn left onto Mopanui Street and you'll find number 1 Watkins Street - park where you can and then head down the hill to the inlet.
There's also a boatshed (for sale separately) that has been fully refurbished and is clad in marine grade colorsteel. You have to walk a short way after parking (its opposite 82 Bay Road if you use Google Maps) including walking down a track to the boatshed, so sensible footwear and care is recommended.
Homes in this picturesque settlement are tightly held, so don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire your very own slice of paradise.
For sale by deadline private treaty. Offers to be submitted by 4pm, Wednesday 2nd December 2020 (no prior offers).
KEY DETAILS: *CV: $425,000 (01/07/19) *Rates: $1,381.38 *Floor area: House 98sqm, Deck 54sqm, Garage 20sqm,
Total Floor Area 172sqm *Land Area: 1,067sqm (freehold) *Boatshed 29.4sqm (ORC Coastal Permit/Resource Consent 2005.499)
Villa lovers will absolutely love this!
74 Maryhill Terrace, Maryhill
This is a very special family home - from the minute you enter you'll just love the feel and layout with its wide central hallway, three spacious, light bedrooms, a spacious family bathroom, and an open plan kitchen with two adjoining living rooms. A magic section that's private and quiet with a north facing, level front lawn and a north-west courtyard that flows out from the kitchen and living. The perfect layout - super sunny - and harbour and sea views.
Extensively renovated, this gorgeous villa enjoys brand new carpet throughout, ceiling and all exterior walls insulated, two heatpumps, a feature Escea gas fireplace; hallway, master and middle bedroom has 'warm up' underfloor heating (on thermostat control), third bedroom is retro-fit double glazed, fibre connected, excellent storage including in the attic (with lighting) plus off-street tandem parking for three plus vehicles. Popular close-to-everything location including many great schools.
Luxurious waterfront lifestyle
Saint Leonard's Lodge, 1 Tui Street
St Leonards Lodge presents a unique dual home and income opportunity. This spectacular waterfront setting offers a breathtaking panorama of the Otago Harbour and Peninsula.
The original homestead "Aorangi" was built in 1907, is one of New Zealand's finest historic homes and is deservingly protected by the Historic Places Trust. This much admired home has been lovingly restored and extensively renovated by its current owners to the highest standards and offers boutique, luxury accommodation.
Centrally heated by a ducted heatpump system, modern elements combine seamlessly without detracting from the glorious period features of this magnificent home.
Alongside Aorangi sits a second home, "The Tui House" that was constructed by the owners in 2004 to reside in while they extensively improved Aorangi. Light and fresh, this home offers modern accommodation consisting of three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, with a central kitchen and living room.
Whether you are seeking a stunning waterfront home or a luxury stay business, this situation is highly appealing and offers flexibility to meet your family's requirements.
Love Saint Clair .. spacious villa, 1,268sqm land
14 Allandale Road SOLD
A golden opportunity for the astute buyer to purchase a spacious, elevated 192sqm four bedroom, two bathroom villa - with the added bonus of 1,268sqm of land with clear subdivision potential, in a prime location just above the St Clair shops, an easy walk to the ever-popular Esplanade restaurant and cafe scene, and in-zone to St Clair School.
With four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and large living spaces you have plenty to enjoy. Heating includes a big wood burner and two heat pumps. Single garaging (auto door) with an off-street park in front of the garage.
If you decide to subdivide one can imagine a modern home with magnificent elevated views over St Clair and the ocean.
The topography lends to both homes co-existing with minimal impact on each other and obvious value-add potential.
And you're clearly above worry level on this hill site.
In time for a summer of fun including dining at the Esplanade, walks on the beach, surfing and swims in the heated salt water pool.
KEY DETAILS: *CV: $610,000 (01/07/19) *Rates: $2,910.79 *Floor area: 192m2 *Land Area: 1,268sqm (freehold)
Live in the Bay - sought after Marine Parade
27 Marine Parade, Macandrew Bay SOLD
Here's a fantastic opportunity to acquire a super cute circa 1915 bungalow on highly sought after Marine Parade - a cul-de-sac just a stones throw from the Macandrew Bay beach, shops and cafe. The location is quiet and private, sheltered as its set back from the street, and enjoys an elevated north facing position and water views.
Featuring an open plan layout, ceiling and underfloor insulation, heatpump and new woodburner, with two bedrooms, one bathroom and laundry, separate toilet, gas hot water, fibre connected, wiring ticked off too. Further bonus - brand new stainless appliances (fridge/freezer, dishwasher and oven with induction top) to sweeten the deal.
Enjoy the sun-drenched, sheltered north facing balcony to the front and an elevated, private garden setting to the rear. Add to this a carport, super cute, lots to love, plenty of potential and an attractive entry level price range and you have the recipe for buying success in a great location. And the recently completed peninsula cycle/walkway is simply spectacular. What a great way to keep fit and healthy while enjoying the beautiful waterfront vistas.
For sale by deadline private treaty. Offers to be submitted by 4pm, Thursday 3rd December 2020 (no prior offers).
KEY DETAILS: *CV: $390,000 (01/07/19) *Rates: $2,281.81 *Floor area: 80sqm *Land Area: 525sqm (freehold)
Wakari starter - in the 400s
155 Helensburgh Road SOLD
Your home ownership dream CAN become a reality. Get onto the property ladder - fantastic opportunity here for an entry-level first home or investment!
This neat 1950s, two bedroom home has many good features and is in a highly desirable close-to-everything location on Helensburgh Road - including being super handy to Wakari School.
Currently rented (fixed term) for $340pw to 21 January 2021, this could be your first home or a neat nest egg.
It's healthy homes compliant with ceiling and underfloor insulation plus moisture seal, has a heatpump and a woodburner, large basement with workshop, is fibre connected, has off-street parking, sunny aspect.
Don't delay as the owner has given clear instructions to sell.
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