Western Homes : February 12th 2015
Western Homes Thursday, February 12, 2015 71 Unique design: The three storey home at 29B Lookout Drive in Laingholm was built in the Arts and Crafts style. Love at first sight in Laingholm It was pretty much love at first sight for Ivo and Ingwor Holmqvist the day they first discovered the stunning property at 29B Lookout Drive in Laingholm. With its breathtakingly beautiful harbour views which encompass Titirangi’s Lopdell House, the Sky Tower, Rangitoto, One Tree Hill, Auckland Airport and Manukau Heads, it’s a property that proves hard to resist! However, even before they’d caught a glimpse of the picturesque outlook, Ivo and Ingwor were captivated by the warmth and charm of this stunning three-level Arts and Crafts style property, of which they are only the second owners. ‘‘It’s such a unique house and we especially loved all the timber features,’’ Ivo says. ‘‘Coming upstairs and seeing the views simply consolidated that this was the place for us,’’ Ingwor adds. Set on a large 1287 square metre site the property also incorporates a lovely two-level cottage from which Igo and Ingwar have run a successful B&B. Additional features include a good-sized swimming pool and a sleepout that’s tucked away at the bottom of the garden and perfect for visiting family and friends. You enter the home on the middle level which features three double bedrooms, the main bathroom and an office which could also be used as a bedroom. Two of the bedrooms on this level (including the master with an ensuite) have the added bonus of their own private balconies. The upper level features an open Impressive interior: Upstairs you’ll find this open plan kitchen, dining and living area with its dramatic cathedral-style ceiling, two large round timber pillars and a great view. plan kitchen, dining and living area – of which, a dramatic cathedralstyle wood-panelled ceiling, two large round timber pillars and of course the view, provide great talking points. Off the lounge you’ll also find a lovely covered deck which provides another great space in which to relax or entertain guests. Move downstairs to the lower level of the home and there’s a second larger study that opens out to the garden, a spacious bedroom, a bathroom and two storage rooms. All in all, it’s a perfect package and it’s not hard to see why Ivo and Ingwor will be sad to say goodbye. However, new adventures beckon overseas and it’s now time for someone else to enjoy all that this property has to offer. 29B Lookout Drive is priced at $1,295,000 and can be viewed at the open homes every Saturday from 3pm till 3.45pm. ❚ For further information about this rare opportunity contact Ronald Hachache of Ray White Kelson on 832 1828 or 021 264 5964. High light: The dramatic cathedral-style wood-panelled ceiling is a talking point in the kitchen. Outdoor living: The covered deck provides another great space in which to relax or entertain guests.
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