Western Homes : January 29th 2015
60 Thursday, January 29, 2015 Western Homes Titirangi treasure up for grabs A lot can change in 144 years, but the charming De Brabandere Homestead at 200 Huia Rd in Titirangi has stood the test of time and if anything has only improved with age! This pretty as a picture threebedroom kauri villa was built circa 1870 by De Brabandere - one of Titirangi’s founders and has been extended and modernised over the years, while still retaining all its gorgeous character features. It is registered by Waitakere City as a place of historic interest and if you take a look around and you’ll quickly see why. Set on a large 2877 metre site which was once home to gum diggers’ huts, this landmark home has been attracting a huge amount of attention according to real estate agent David Whitley, who is marketing the property. ‘‘It provides a rare opportunity for someone and is very easy to fall in love with,’’ he says. Outside the mature gardens are home to a number of fruit and nut trees, as well as two of the largest macrocarpa trees in the area. Little Muddy Creek also runs through the property which has its own jetty – the perfect place from which to launch a kayak. The home itself is packed with an abundance of charm and character, with gorgeous kauri flooring throughout the main living areas and three generous double bedrooms, with the home’s high stud, further enhancing the sense of space on offer. Branching off the living areas, you’ll find galley-style kitchen with french doors flowing out to a covered deck area, which overlooks the rear garden and provides a lovely space in which to entertain. A wrap-around verandah at the front of the home provides another great option when it comes to relaxation. Additional features include a separate laundry off which you’ll find the bathroom which comes complete with a claw-foot bath, Picture perfect: This elegant kauri villa was built circa 1870 and is packed with charming character features. shower and toilet. There’s also ample off-street parking and a number of outhouses including a sleepout to discover. 200 Huia Rd will go to auction at 6pm on February 3 in rooms at the Glen Eden Bowling Club (unless sold prior). You can discover all that this beautiful property has to offer at the open homes this Saturday and Sunday from 2.15pm to 2.45pm. For further information contact David Whitley of Ray White Glen Eden on 831 8110 or 020 4005 2167. Private haven: The secluded rear deck overlooks the gorgeous, well-established gardens. Lovely living: The spacious lounge flows onto a good-sized dining area. Bathroom bliss: This bathroom features a claw-foot bath for the ultimate in relaxation.
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