Western Homes : February 5th 2015
2 Thursday, February 5, 2015 Western Homes Wide angle: The property offers unbroken views that include the West Harbour marina, North Shore, Harbour Bridge and One Tree Hill. Waterfront beauty boasts prime harbour views Christine and Steve have travelled a fair bit around the world and seen some quality real estate. But it’s their own place they like best. And why wouldn’t they when the couple have 1/38 Rewarewa Road to come home to. Offering unbroken views that include the West Harbour marina, North Shore, Harbour Bridge and One Tree Hill in an almost 180-degree sweep of the Waitemata Harbour, this has to be one of the best located properties in Te Atatu Peninsula. Now throw in loads of entertaining options, extensive decking and landscaped outdoors, and we wouldn’t hesitate to call it the discovery of the summer. After a meticulous renovation that’s brought this solidly built 1970s residence into the year 2015, Christine and Steve are letting it go as they have plans for a new life in Tauranga. The change of circumstance means a sale is required, paving the way for another family to take possession of this waterfront beauty. The two-level home is optimised for soaking up the breathtaking views – the harbour from the front and from the back just treetops as far as the eye can see. First up, you have front row seats to the ever changing waters, where there’s always something to gaze at – boats, yachts, ocean liners. As well as stunning sunsets – when the whole CBD seems to be on fire – you get to see shimmering city lights by night. ‘‘You don’t get that if you face the open sea,’’ Steve explains. Christine and Steve have not compromised on design or quality. And it shows. The upper level comes with the master bedroom, featuring commanding water views, walkthrough wardrobe and ensuite. Down the hallway there are two more large double bedrooms which are serviced by the stylish main bathroom. The designer kitchen – complete with granite benchtops, soft close drawers, German fixtures, premium Quickstep flooring – and the open-plan lounge are geared for entertaining large gatherings in the full length deck facing the harbour. The lower level offers matching harbour views, stylish open plan living and a large bedroom and third bathroom, ideal for grandparents or teenagers who crave privacy. Or you could look at the potential to rent (subject to council approval). The whole area opens out to a generous (and sheltered) deck that sweeps away to the water’s edge – the perfect environment to launch a kayak or jet ski. Out front there’s a private alfresco courtyard. In summer, Christine and Steve like to throw open the windows, ranchsliders and blinds to let the breeze in. ‘‘You don’t need any cooling here, although we have three heat pumps for year round climate control,’’ they say. ‘‘Plus, there are two layers of insulation in the walls and ceilings.’’ Another unique and contemporary feature is the rubber-mounted suspended ceiling that dampens the sound level. If this is the kind of lifestyle you have envisioned for your family, then be there at the auction at 1pm, February 15, 2015, unless sold prior. Viewing at open homes Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 1pm or by appointment. ❚ Call Alan O’Brien of Ray White Henderson on 027 290 3933 or 837 9296 for more information. Parents’ retreat: The master bedroom opens out to the upstairs deck. Extraordinary setting: The main lounge upstairs is perfect for entertaining large gatherings. Summer living, below: The second lounge downstairs opens out to the deck that sweep away to the water’s edge. The lower level offers matching harbour views, stylish open plan living and a large bedroom and third bathroom, ideal for grandparents or teenagers who crave privacy.
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