Milford magic – spacious character home

Address |16a Fenwick Avenue, Milford

Open Homes | Saturday 27th June / Sunday 28th June – 11.00am – 1200pm

Auction | Thursday 16th July 6.30pm 128 Hurstmere Road Takapuna (unless sold prior)

Agent | Deb McCool – 021 660 459

This elegant bungalow was originally crafted in the late 1800s and is believed to be one of Milford’s first homes. It’s been elegantly modernised and expanded by the current owners, who sought to enhance its special character and maximise its highly-sought after position right at the heart of Milford. As an added bonus, the 506m2 property also boasts Mixed Housing Urban zoning, which guarantees savvy buyers a future-proofed investment in a highly-convenient, coastal location.

With the shores of Lake Pupuke at one end of the street and Milford beach and marina an easy walk in the other direction, this lifestyle is a special one.  Everything Milford village has to offer is just a few short steps from Fenwick Avenue’s quiet, tree-lined neighbourhood, including restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques, the mall, two supermarkets and a multitude of local amenities. School zoning is another drawcard for families, located within the Westlake Girls and Boys, Takapuna Normal Intermediate and Milford School zones, with Carmel College also an easy walk away. Excellent public transport options are easily accessible, along with motorway onramps for commuters.

Having never lived in Auckland before arriving with their two young children 11 years ago, the owners were spellbound by Milford’s wonderful location and captivated by the home’s historical pedigree and good energy. They purchased it from a prominent sea captain who had lived there for decades and set about reinvigorating and reimagining the residence for contemporary life. Heritage features like stained glass, polished hardwood floors and bay windows have been complemented with an open floorplan, a light, modern colour scheme and contemporary kitchen. As well as an aesthetic transformation, the major renovation also included high-quality updates like double glazing, full insulation, full rewiring and heating.

The charming white weatherboard residence is deceptively large, with the two levels offering five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three living areas. On entry level, the lounge, dining and kitchen is open-plan, flowing out at either end to sunny decks. The master suite sits privately overlooking the garden and has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with bath. There’s also an office on this floor, plus a private sleep-out space. With a pull-down bed, a bathroom and outdoor living, this room is the perfect accommodation for guests or extended family. There are four more bedrooms located upstairs, along with a large lounge, bathroom and separate toilet.

The site is fully fenced and enveloped within well-established, professionally-landscaped grounds. At the front, manicured hedges frame the sunny deck and gardens burst with Camellias and fragrant jasmine, while flat lawns at the rear have space for a trampoline. Another private, native garden around the side of the home sits next to the sauna and fully-functional, tiled outdoor shower.

This immaculately-presented property offers space, character and a flexible floorplan in one of the North Shore’s most sought-after suburbs.