Western Homes : March 14th 2013
Western Homes Thursday, March 14, 2013 15 Perfection visited: 83 Ferry Parade offers an unmatched coastal lifestyle. Tuscan style: The executive home is a substantial residence, with multiple living and entertaining options. Excellent flow: The interiors effortlessly flow out to the outdoor entertaining areas. Paradise beckons on Herald Island Go alfresco: Nothing beats the unbroken views of the harbour. Paradise beckons on Herald Island This is a home that is destined to create a lot of happy memories. Located on Herald Island -- a family beach community at the upper reaches of the Waite- mata Harbour -- 83 Ferry Parade is as close as you can get to the perfect family home. With stunning and unbroken harbour views that stretch out to Greenhithe and the Upper Harbour Motor- way, the property offers an exceptional coastal lifestyle. A highlight of the property is your own beachfront with consen- ted slipway, shed, jetty and raft just steps away via the terraced garden. Importantly, this fam- ily playground is private and secluded -- away from prying tourists. With 890 square metres, it is clearly a paradise for the children to explore and play. You can kick off with a family BBQ with cocktails served from the mobile bar, and when the tide comes in, the entire fam- ily can trek down to the water s edge, launch a canoe, jump onto the raft, while enjoying a water s edge picnic as the waves gently lap the shore. Those wanting a more sedate evening can sit back on the balcony and gaze at the shimmering lights of the Shore and the bridge. It certainly makes you wonder: What took me so long to discover this place? Don t worry, Her- ald Island is tucked away but not out of sight. The street is handy to shopping and motor- ways, with a bus service right outside your door. Hobsonville, Westgate and Greenhithe are only a five minute drive away and Auckland CBD is just 25 minutes during off-peak hours. The Tuscan style executive home is a sub- stantial residence, with multiple living and entertaining options. Buttressed with all the trappings of contempor- ary style, the home is the pride and joy if its owners, presenting a unique and affordable opportunity for another lucky family. The neat layout across two levels allows plenty of options -- along with two living areas, you can have up to six bedrooms or four bedrooms, a gym and a media room. The hub of the home is a spacious open-plan lounge with a fireplace. The modern kitchen is perfectly located to serve the two alfresco cour- tyards -- one in front amid a tropical garden and another out back, with the backdrop of the harbour. Upstairs, you have the parents retreat with full-sized wardrobes, ensuite and access to a private balcony with the same striking views -- only elevated. The other bedrooms on this level are served by a stylish spa bath. Herald Island is not just a place to live; it s a community with sporting and social events. Join the fun and festivities of the annual Christmas parade and Halloween "trick or treat". If this is the kind of lifestyle you would like to come home to, then don t miss the auction at 2.30pm on March 17, 2013 onsite, unless sold prior. Viewing at open homes 2pm to 2.30pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Jaron Ferandoes or Stuart Robertson of Harcourts Henderson. Jaron 021 114 8334, Stuart 027 574 7659, office 822 5223.
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