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Create your lakefront masterpiece

Address | 22 Manurere Avenue, Takapuna

Agent | Harry Ding -021 052 1552

Open Homes | Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Auction | Sunday 21st February 6.00pm (Onsite)

Originally crafted in 1973 by celebrated New Zealand architect Ron Sang, this lakefront retreat boasts an exceptional architectural pedigree and unprecedented opportunity for renovation.

The beauty of this project is that resource consent has already been granted to push the house forward, and the concrete pad of the extension’s foundation poured – two of the most costly and time consuming aspects of a renovation. Plans have been drawn up by local architect Owen Mackinnon of OJO Architects, who has retained the elements of Feng Shui and drama of Sang’s original design, while creating a brand-new modern masterpiece. Although the process has already begun, there are many transformation options available for astute buyers, who will recognise the incredible benefits of resource consent already being granted.

The property is located at the end of a tree-lined driveway, shrouded in privacy by established gardens. It’s perfectly north-facing, so is flooded with light and sun, and showcases dazzling 180-degree views of the lake. The four-bedroom, cedar-clad, solid masonry residence spans two levels, with both fully immersed in the view.

At the rear, the well-developed foliage and distinctive site placement enhance the secluded and idyllic private hideaway, where kayaking and paddle boarding are available from the lake’s shore. Landscaping will allow a more direct route to the water’s edge and a jetty can be built.

The prime location at the heart of Takapuna is undeniably superb, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and golden sand beach. There are good public transport options available, along with excellent school zoning.

The shores of Lake Pupuke maintain a character of incomparable exclusivity, with Manurere Avenue regarded as one of the area’s finest streets. Properties rarely become available, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to procure one of these coveted positions and restore it to its former glory.