Western Homes : February 21st 2013
Western Homes Thursday, February 21, 2013 29 Big opportunity: 36 Manhattan Heights is a picture perfect property in a desirable Glendene neighbourhood. Manhattan style and affordable luxury Stunning sights: The elevation offers harbour views as well as the North Shore, Sky Tower, One Tree Hill and Hillsborough. Lounge deluxe: Airy and sunny, the main lounge upstairs is perfect for relaxation. Private retreat: The entertainment hub out back makes this a family playground you will love to come home to. When you are ready to upgrade to a lifestyle that is rightfully yours, this substantial property is just what you should be looking at. Located in an exclus- ive Glendene neighbour- hood, 36 Manhattan Heights makes an instant impression with its clean lines and strik- ing exterior. Splendid in both pro- portion and aesthetic appeal, it is a virtual playground where you and your family can lead an exceptional lifestyle. The current owners -- who have stayed here for 15 years -- have spared no expense to set up a family haven that has created many happy memories. With their adult children having left the nest, they are now reluctantly letting go of their pride and joy. You can t find fault with the location. This Glendene neighbourhood is close to shops, schools, childcare and is a short drive to the entertain- ment destinations of Henderson and Glen Eden. However, more than anything else what you ll appreciate is that this is a close-knit community where families look out for each other and jointly celebrate occasions such as Christmas, Guy Faw- kes and Halloween. This sense of belonging is priceless, and exceed- ingly rare these days. The property incorp- orates successful land- scaping design that links the outside areas seam- lessly, making available plentiful, spacious and functional entertaining open-air spaces, includ- ing a safe playground for the little ones. Built on two levels, the five-bedroom house comes with a teen retreat/granny accommo- dation downstairs. Equi- pped with a sunny lounge, that opens out to the front patio, bedroom, a bathroom and bench space, this is a private environment that also suits long-term guests. There is also a three- car internal access garage, with a well-lit tool room and an office on this level. Elegant chandeliers greet you as you take the staircase to the main lounge upstairs which opens out to the wra- paround balcony. The sights from here are nothing less than stun- ning -- shimmering city lights by night and by day, excellent harbour views as well as the North Shore, Sky Tower, One Tree Hill and Hills- borough. From the lounge there s access to a con- servatory and a well- appointed formal dining room. The sleeping accom- modation on this level comprises four good- sized bedrooms, includ- ing the parents wing with ensuite and generous wardrobes. We have left the best for the last! The hub of the house is a sprawling, all-weather entertain- ment area out back. It s got the works -- alfresco dining, BBQ area, water features, landscaped gar- den, a private balcony and a wood burner. Plus, it is wired for TV and overhead projector. Clearly, your ticket to the good life. If this lifestyle appeals to you and your family, then be there at the auc- tion at 34 Shortland St, Auckland CBD, 10am, March 1, 2013, unless sold prior. Viewing at open homes Saturday and Sunday 12.45 to 1.30pm or by appointment. Call Jonathan Littler or Julia Barnett of Barfoot & Thompson Glen Eden. Jonathan 021 498 910, Julia 021 987 90, office 818 2424.
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