Western Homes : February 21st 2013
2 Thursday, February 21, 2013 Western Homes First-class lounge: Space, grace, comfort and warmth abound in this superior home on the South Titirangi ridgeline. One of Titirangi's finest homes Clear view: There are numerous unspoilt bush and harbour views from room or deck. Book haven: The library with its own deck and koi pool is a peaceful sanctuary. Get close-up: Appreciating the natural beauty of the property from this rotunda. Grand entrance: Ushering in an executive lifestyle. The ridgeline on South Titirangi Road is a favoured location for those who appreciate unimpeded views of bush and harbour with no-one else in sight. It s here where we discover a con- temporary home that ranks alongside any international standard -- offering languidly luxur- ious living in a stunning setting. A very private drive- way leads to intercom- monitored gates into 550 South Titirangi Road. Although the neighbour- hood features other out- standing architectural homes, this is imma- terial when arriving at your own sanctuary! At first sight the home s design appears very functional, charac- terised by simple geo- metry and straight ang- les. Its concrete and steel frame construction also confirms its strength and integrity. Inside, however, it becomes a source of won- der, with one beautiful room after another, flow- ing to decks that com- bine comfort and ease with inspiring views of the bush canopies and the ever-changing har- bour. Within the approxi- mately 2873 square metre property, clever landscaping provides a boardwalk trail to exquisite garden corners, such as the rotunda and the petanque court -- as well as natural bush areas which merge into the protected Atkinson Reserve. The home s living flows over three levels of 411 square metres more or less. The impressive atrium-style entrance leads ahead to the kitchen, dining and main lounge; right to a fabu- lous guest suite; and left to two double bedrooms, a bathroom and beyond to what must be a favourite retreat, the library. The granite kitchen with its large work island, double oven, gas hob and, well, double everything, is the ulti- mate chef s cucina . It connects to a dining room with stunning views, the room flow con- tinuing around to a simi- larly lovely lounge lead- ing to one of the larger decks. The entire upper level is a sanctuary, compris- ing a generous master suite, possibly the best home office you will see, and a private deck with more of those captivating views. Downstairs life is a lit- tle more gregarious, with a media room, wine cel- lar, guest toilet, double internal garage and a covered deck ideal for the barbecue. Although this hidden property seems a world away, it s a mere stroll to Titirangi village and its cafes, shops and gal- leries. For the owner, over- seas business obligations have dictated a reluctant sale. 550 South Titirangi Rd goes to auction on March 10, onsite at 4pm. CV: $1.450 million. Viewing Saturday and Sunday 3.30 to 4.15pm or by appointment with Stuart Robertson, Harcourts Henderson, phone 838 0921 or 027 574 7659. www.harcourts.co.nz/ HF130108; www.open 2view.com /281860.
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