Western Homes : January 22nd 2015
Western Homes Thursday, January 22, 2015 43 Quality neighbourhood: 1/42 Matuhi Rise is located in a quiet and central Henderson neighbourhood. Affordable accommodation – in a central location Matuhi Rise in Henderson is one of those neighbourhoods that are increasingly rare in Auckland. It’s the kind of street that our parents and grandparents grew up in – quiet, established and with a clutch of neighbours we know personally. A measure this street’s desirability is that it’s exceedingly rare for homes to come on the market. So when 1/42 was listed we decided to see what the fuss was all about. To be sure, it’s not a big property but the two-bedroom unit is meant for someone who is interested in a first home, retirement option or as a valuable addition to their portfolio. The most remarkable aspect of course is its location. Within a short radius of the property you have quality schools, childcare, shopping as well as entertainment destinations and recreational facilities. Plus, it’s a quick drive to the motorway ramps. The house is located at the back of a shared driveway at the end of this child-safe cul-de-sac. There are just two homes here and the unit has half share of 925 square metres (more or less). The brick and profile tile roof unit has been recently reroofed and rewired, and looks in excellent condition. It is built primarily around the main open-plan lounge that is bathed in natural light because of the sunny conservatory it extends into. The kitchen comes with a granite benchtop and is adjacent to the laundry area, which opens out to the low-maintenance garden out back. The sleeping accommodation includes two good-sized bedrooms Well maintained: The kitchen comes with a granite benchtop and is adjacent to the laundry area. that are well lit. They are served by a bathroom and separate toilet. Unlike many units, it comes with its own private front lawn where you could have a summer BBQ with family, friends or the lovely neighbours. Your parking options include garaging and off-street space for a second vehicle. With Auckland facing a shortage of rental accommodation, investing in this location should be a nobrainer. ❚ Sale by negotiation. Price indication: high $500,000s. Viewing by appointment. For more information call Michael J. Norris or Rodney Hall of Barfoot & Thompson Henderson. Michael 021 380 130, Rodney 021 683 860, office 838 6059. Open plan: The open plan lounge extends into the conservatory and gets allday sun. Sunny retreat: The main bedroom is spacious and positioned to maximise daylight.
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