Western Homes : March 21st 2013
Western Homes Thursday, March 21, 2013 27 Tranquil trees: Anything Titirangi can do .... but this home is also amazingly warm and light. Crystal clear in a tranquil setting Open plan: The flow doesn't end here, as lounge and dining areas can be opened right out to the deck. Contemporary class: Low maintenance weatherboard with aluminium joinery. Great entertainer: Plenty of options here for all-weather entertaining. Crystal Avenue in Glendene is a quiet street of established tra- ditional homes -- so it comes as a surprise to find such a modern light- filled home as the one at number 42A. Built three-and-a-half years ago by the present owners, magnificently designed to their taste, the home is full of qual- ity fittings and features, with a wonderful indoor- outdoor flow to make the most of its delightful bush setting. Clad in mainly vertical weatherboard with the latest aluminium join- ery, the home is nestled down a driveway with good off-street parking and turnaround space in addition to the internal access double garage. A tiled entrance leads down three stairs to the open plan living spaces with polished flooring throughout. The living area is characterised by lots of big windows to maximise the light, and an impres- sive lineup of stacker sliding doors that open the house right up to the wonderful decking -- per- fect for entertaining, especially against the backdrop of silver fern, native trees and birds, accompanied by the peaceful burbling of the Glendene Stream. It's a naturally warm and light home, mainly double glazed with all- year climate control from two heat pumps. The kitchen is a thing of beauty, with its great granite benches, huge five hob gas stovetop, double wall oven, dish- washer, sliding deck windows and excellent storage. There's also room for a double fridge- freezer. The downstairs is com- pleted by a guest toilet and internal access garage and laundry. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, all with organised wardrobe systems. The master bedroom has a well equipped walk-in, plus a semi ensuite bathroom -- another splendidly appointed room with spa bath, separate shower and good vanity. At the top of the stairs is a little mezzanine, ideal for a computer desk or perhaps just a two- seater where you can read a book or just enjoy the trees and tranquility. The owners have loved every minute, but it's time for them to retire to the Coromandel. Close to Glendene shops, good schools and bus services, 42A Crystal Ave is a modern gem in an established neigh- bourhood. It goes to auction this weekend Sunday March 24, onsite at 11am, so be quick to view. Open home this Saturday 12.00 to 2.00pm, and for one hour prior to Sunday's auction. Contact Bic Nguyen at Rex Davy Real Estate Glendene, phone 836 0329 or 021 237 1112. www.rexdavy.co.nz /RDG10494.
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