Western Homes : February 19th 2015
2 Thursday, February 19, 2015 Western Homes Level of luxury: The outstanding renovation of this home uses split levels to maximise light, privacy, views and entertainment options. Elegant dress circle sanctuary T he dignified outer presence of the residence at 64 Park Road Titirangi is a foretaste of what’s to follow – this is one of the most beautifully crafted homes you’ll find, an exceptional urban sanctuary. It comes as no surprise that the owners have an eye for beauty and presentation. This is evidenced by the renovations they’ve carried out. When remodelling a classic home there is always the risk that some if its inherent character will be lost. In this case the architectdesigned renovations add greatly to its charm – at the same time adding space, light and flow, creating greater family, entertainment and outdoor options, along with a delightful guest wing. But before we discover any of these delights, a gracefully curved brick wall conceals a beautiful inner courtyard – a sunny spot with seating, gently burbling water feature and exquisite mosaic tiles. Atmospheric outdoor lighting casts a magical evening spell. Inside the home you see evidence of craftsmanship all around you, both original and recent. There are beautifully presented wooden floors here, a soaring ceiling there; a magnificently bevelled glass door, a perfect fire surround, a lovely leadlight – and through every window a glimpse of fronds, trees, decks, or a cityscape or Rangitoto view. The kitchen has been tastefully upgraded, with bespoke cabinetry, splendid central island and full complement of quality appliances. The owners love the centrality of Easy access: There is very nearly level access to the internal garage and offstreet parking. the kitchen, with its french doors to both front courtyard and rear deck, plus easy access to a delightful dining room and choice of living rooms. Each of these rooms has an individual charm. On the same level we find a fabu- lous office, one of several good-sized utility rooms. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all lovely rooms, and the family bathroom. The main bedroom is gorgeous with its en suite, mezzanine and Juliet balcony – a perfectly private zone. In a separate wing above the internal garage is the guest suite including bedroom and bathroom; while downstairs houses the laundry, a wine cellar and third living room. Out on the decks surrounded by beautiful native trees, exotic plants and birdsong you get an idea of the scope of the house, its many levels, open spaces and private places – spanning a floor area of approximately 242 square metres. Now that the owners have Family hub: A wonderful kitchen with access to decks, the courtyard, dining and living rooms. decided to downsize, this very special property will go to auction on March 25. Open homes Saturday and Sunday 2.30-3pm. ❚ For more information contact Richard Cadness, Bayleys Titirangi, phone 817 0101 or 027 451 3364. www.bayleys.co.nz/1600082 Natural themes: Exquisite mosaics, brick, stone and timber reflect the nature of Park Road.
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