Beside the seaside – exceptional opportunity in coastal Takapuna
Address: 13 Audrey Road, Takapuna
Tender: Closing 4pm Wednesday the 1st of May 2019 (unless sold prior)
Viewing: Sat/Sun 12:00-12:30pm
Agent: Nic Ebert Mob 021 366 288
Agent: Damien Henaghan Mob 021 728 003
Originally crafted in 1923 and cherished by the current owners for the last 40 years, this special coastal property presents an exceptional opportunity for a discerning, beach-loving buyer. Located on a perfectly flat, 1012m2 freehold site just seconds from the sand, the property is ready and waiting for its next dramatic incarnation.
Audrey Road’s coveted cul-de-sac is one of Takapuna’s most elite seaward-side streets and one of the North Shore’s most prestigious and desirable locations for property owners. The quiet, tightly-held enclave is home to a collection of multi-million dollar estates and enjoys an undeniably privileged lifestyle. The owners raised their children to adulthood here and have loved the proximity to everything the neighbourhood has to offer.
The area, widely known as the Golden Mile, is renowned for its proximity to the beautiful golden bays of Milford, Thorne Bay and Takapuna, all offering safe swimming beaches and connected by a coastal walkway. Steps lead up behind number 13 access Kitchener Road, where the townships of Milford and Takapuna, with their dining, shopping and entertainment facilities, are an easy, level stroll away. The property is also in zone for Milford and Takapuna Primary Schools, Takapuna Normal Intermediate, Westlake Boys and Girls High School and Takapuna Grammar School. Rarely does an opportunity to acquire a slice of this prime real estate come to market, it’s a dream come true for a discerning, ocean-loving family or astute developer.
Positioned for peace and privacy, the property is located not directly on the beachfront, but across the road, where mature trees and gardens create excellent protection. The classic weatherboard home has been expanded over time to create more space for family, yet still retains its unique original ambiance. A schist stone fireplace warms the front lounge and sunny sitting room. The galley-style kitchen connects this area to the resort-style, tiled dining space, which opens out to the covered deck, spa and barbeque area at the rear. Lush tropical gardens enjoy complete privacy out here, with sun-filled spaces generous enough to house a pool. Across the lawn and crafted in the 80s, the well-equipped, two-level, two-bedroom cottage has made the perfect accommodation for long-term overseas visitors over the years. Back inside, there are three bedrooms and one bathroom spread across the two levels.
Already a comfortable home that makes the most of its incredible location, the subdividable property also presents appealing options for renovation, rebuild or redevelopment. Whether it’s modernised and adapted to suit personal requirements, the existing residence is entirely replaced with a brand new dream home or the site is prepared to house for multiple brand new dwellings, the scene is set for a visionary buyer.