Western Homes : February 6th 2014
2 Thursday, February 6, 2014 Sea it and love it A gated community conjures up images of an exclusive country estate surrounded by cowsmiles from anywhere – but this is definitely not the case at ‘Puketutu Royale’ in Hillsborough. Sure it’s exclusive (the idea of commanding your private gate to ‘‘open sesame’’ appeals to most people!) but you’re much closer to the pulse of Auckland, and the view is far more dramatic – looking over a sparkling harbour with boats going up the channel, Puketutu Island in themiddle foreground and Awhitu Peninsula, Glenbrook and the Bombay Hills stretching away in the distance. 3B Aldersgate Rd is one of five similarly built, quality homes tucked away behind the gates of Puketutu Royale. With its twostorey profile, terracotta roof and columnated entrance, it has a distinct Mediterranean feel to it – a feeling confirmed when you step inside and take in those upfront, blue harbour views. The home is best described as an executive family home and would equally suit a professional couple or a family. With four double bedrooms it has plenty of accommodation, and everywhere you look you’ll find quality fixtures, fittings and appliances. Both the kitchen and the two bathrooms (one ensuite) are highly appointed, plus there’s a guest toilet and vanity. Heating and ventilation are well taken care of courtesy of three heat pumps and a DVS system. It’s a warm home with access to sheltered outdoor spaces – one in particular is a delightful place to soak up the sun, read a book or share a bottle and nibbles. Themain living area is the natural place to gather. It comprises a spacious open plan living and dining area with fabulous harbour views and outdoor access; a well designed and appointed kitchen with breakfast bar; and a second, more private lounge. There is internal access double garaging with off-street parking in front, while the 443 square metre property is relatively easy care – fenced and private with just enough lawn and low-maintenance gardens. At the bottom of Aldersgate Rd there’s a reserve and popular fishing spot; also coastal walks to Wesley, Faulkner and Waikowhai Bays. This lovely and very secure home goes to auction on February 26 at Barfoot’s auction rooms, 34 Shortland St, City (unless sold prior). A building inspection report is available on request, and the home can be viewed Saturday and Sunday 11.00-11.30am. Contact Gail Beaton, William MacLean or Michael McLean at Barfoot & Thompson Blockhouse Bay office, phone 627 8325; Gail 021 684 650, William 021 223 377, Michael 021 2511 721. www.barfoot.co.nz/514380. Royale residence: 3B Aldersgate Rd is one of five quality homes overlooking the Manukau Harbour in Puketutu Royale, Hillsborough. WesternHomes Viewing deck: This deck off the living area enjoys afternoon sun plus sea views. Centrally located: The well appointed kitchen is central to the dining, entertaining and family living areas. Ever-changing: A dramatic view of changing tides, boat traffic, harbour islands and green fields.
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