Iconic cliff top estate
| Address: 1 and 3 Beach Road, Milford |
| Viewing: By Appointment |
| Agent: Damien Henaghan. Mobile: 021 728 003. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Celebrating an incredible clifftop position above Milford beach, numbers 1 and 3 Beach Road comprise a truly remarkable, 1599m2 estate boasting one of the best views in Auckland. Divided into two separate tiles and enveloped within magnificent tropical gardens, the property presents the large main residence on the water along with a separate two-bedroom home across the driveway.
This is prime North Shore real estate at its quintessential best. The property enjoys direct water access, with steps arriving down to the water’s edge for swimming. Milford beach, with its popular reserve and playground, is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy, while the marina makes life a paradise for boaties. Milford village is a pleasant stroll from home, offering the mall, two supermarkets and vast array of dining and drinking options. Public transport is handy, with bus stops just up the hill, and excellent school zones will appeal to those with families.
While the address is a prominent one – the very first property at the start of Beach Road – the environment is one of luxurious seclusion. Built from cedar weatherboard, the architecturally-designed main residence has been crafted to maximise the outlook from every angle, considering sunlight, fresh sea air and open spaces to savour. It’s a feast for the senses and there’s always an element to experience – cruise liners making their way down the channel, watching and listening to the footbridge opening, sounds of the summer activity on the beach and reserve, weather patterns changing over the Hauraki Gulf and the lights of Takapuna and the city coming to life at night.
Ceilings are dramatically high within the key second floor living areas, with multiple sets of doors opening out to tiered wooden decking embracing the cliff. Schist stone pathways feature prominently outside, linking alfresco living areas and gardens throughout the property. The chef’s kitchen is at the heart of the room and is spacious and functional – it overlooks more casual living that opens out to another outdoor living and dining area, protected by louvers. There are two bedrooms on this level – the master retreat enjoys its own bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and dazzling water views.
An open staircase arrives up to the top floor, where a mezzanine viewing lounge and balcony showcase panorama that must be seen to be believed. The remaining accommodation is located on the ground floor, where the grand entry foyer flows on to offer two bedrooms, a bathroom and large rumpus. Outside this room, a flat area of turf is perfect for young children. This property is not only an iconic aspect of the Milford cliff, it’s part of North Shore history, with the site still occupied by original gun emplacement. Below ground under the turf and with an elongated opening, the bunker is a fun and unique place for kids to explore.
The two residences are separated by the driveway and each has their own garaging and off-street parking. Also crafted from cedar weatherboard, the two-level, two-bedroom house has been updated with a new bathroom and appliances, and with its own private outdoor living, creates the ideal guesthouse, extended family accommodation or rental.
This truly is coastal living at its best and a bach and home in one.