Western Homes : January 12th 2012
2 Thursday, January 12, 2012 Western Homes Unique: The copper-clad door and dramatic entranceway adds to the wow factor of this home. High accolades for stylish Titirangi retreat Entertainer: Spacious lounges have easy access to decks and the kitchen dining area. First place: Recipient of the New Zealand Master Builder 'Heart of the Home' Kitchen award. Harmony with nature: This low maintenance contemporary home blends with its Titirangi bush backdrop. Nestled in a private enclave just 15 minutes walk from the village, blending seam- lessly with its pristine bush backdrop, is a contemporary family home deserving of its wow factor. On its completion in 2002 New Zealand Master Build- ers awarded not one, but four supreme awards to this cus- tom built home which was traditionally crafted to impec- cable standards. Among its accolades is first place for interior style and finish, first for Heart of the Home Kitchen and second overall for new homes in Auckland, in its category. Pull into the drive, step through a unique copper doorway and the drama begins with double height foyer and modern chandelier. Turn right into the living area comprising a spacious dining room which accommo- dates the largest of tables. A feature of the designer kitchen is its workability, with a large breakfast bar, granite benchtops, modern appliances and a handy dumb waiter connecting to the upstairs living area. Upper and lower lounges are off the kitchen. Triple bi- fold doors open out to enter- tainer decks and from here you are at one with the iconic Titirangi bush. This architecturally designed home is elevated so can never be overcrowded by trees and most definitely qualifies as a sun trap. Tinted windows and designer blinds ensure comfort indoors. There is a central vacuum system and under- floor heating in all tiled areas -- the kitchen, dining and bathrooms. The powder- coated aluminium siding exterior is low maintenance, as is the tastefully land- scaped boardwalk gardens with irrigation system. Two bedrooms, one with a small balcony, and the fam- ily/guest bathroom are located on the main level. Upstairs is a mezzanine liv- ing space connecting the sec- ond master suite, with walk- through wardrobe and en- suite; and the main master suite, with walk-in wardrobe and a very chic ensuite with double shower and spa bath. On the lower level is a great family room, ideal for teenagers, with access to the back garden. Also on this lower level is a good sized workshop/utility room. The double internal-access garaging houses the laundry. Price: $1,200,000. For more details on 79 Huia Rd visit www.bayleysauckland west.co.nz/160254, or contact Cynthia Sherwood, Bayleys Titirangi, phone 817-0103, mob 027-320-4824.
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