Western Homes : January 15th 2015
Western Homes Thursday, January 15, 2015 3 Beach bach: The open plan living and dining area offers indoor/outdoor flow so that owners can appreciate the natural environment, even when indoors. Paradise awaits With its magical harbour views, breathtakingly beautiful gardens and secluded setting, it’s not hard to see why the owners of this hidden oasis in Cornwallis will be ‘‘heartbroken’’ to leave it! However, after 25 happy years, new opportunities await, leaving the door wide open for those with an eye for potential to stamp their own mark on this unique property. Located at 130 Cornwallis Rd, this 1920s beach bach enjoys a 1242 square metre site, which has been transformed over the years into a truly idyllic sanctuary complete with terraced cottagestyle gardens, interspersed with a huge variety of fruit, nut and speciman trees. The owners say you’ll find everything from apples, plums, peaches, bananas, figs, macadamias, almonds, citrus, avocados, tamarillos and feijoas in addition to ‘‘big fat red grapes that ooze juice’’. Pathways curve throughout the gardens and there are many great outdoor areas to discover and enjoy – whether you’re looking for a quiet space to relax or entertaining a crowd. ‘‘It’s a lovely garden to meander through despite its small size.’’ Also a drawcard for obvious reasons are the home’s amazing views out over the Manukau Harbour – which provide an ever changing vista that you’ll never tire of. You’ll also love the peace and privacy this property provides. ‘‘Waking up with the bird chorus at dawn is just one of the many pleasures of living here.’’ The home itself is packed with potential! While it’s been modernised over the years, this two-level abode still needs a bit of work carried out. In the meantime though, it offers a warm and comfortable sanctuary with two Easy access: This home’s native outdoor sanctuary is able to be accessed from almost every room. bathrooms, three bedrooms and an open plan living and dining area – with great indoor/outdoor flow onto a large wrap-around deck overlooking the harbour. Additional features include a highly efficient electric septic system which is serviced yearly, while rainwater is stored in two food grade plastic water tanks with a 7000 gallon capacity. Location wise, this hidden gem is just a leisurely 15 minute drive from Titirangi, while the Cornwallis Wharf is one minute walk away from your front door! If you’re after a property that offers peace, privacy and plenty of potential, make sure you put 130 Cornwallis Rd on your must see list! It will go to auction on February 5 and can be viewed by appointment only. ❚ For further information contact Carol Hatton of Barfoot & Thompson Glen Eden on 817 4375 or 027 574 3758. Natural surrounds:Homeowners are able to enjoy the native Titirangi setting from every area of the home, even the bathroom. Picture perfect: This beach style property enjoys magical views over Manukau Harbour.
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