Space, style and sensational views in Bayswater
| Address – 75 Beresford Street, Bayswater |
| Agents – Grant Speedy – 027 4511800and Brad Johnstone – 021 779 904 |
The properties on the seaward side of Bayswater Avenue are a tightly-held and popular location for families, with Beresford Street among the most highly-regarded. This is true at number 75, where the owners are finally putting their beloved family home on the market after 38 years. They’ve raised their children to adulthood here, masterfully expanding, extending and updating the original two-bedroom cottage over time to create the stylish three-level residence seen today. While capturing tremendous views over the bay, the generous floorplan’s well-separated layout accommodates families at all stages and offers flexibility to suit all kinds of living arrangements.
As well as the community vibe within the local neighbourhoods, excellent school zoning is another huge drawcard for those with kids. From daycare right through to primary, intermediate and high school, a choice of top quality educational facilities are within walking distance. The boutique village of Devonport is in one direction, while the fabulous beachside hub of Takapuna is in the other. The Bayswater ferry offers a quick trip to the city for work and play and the handy bus service also provides convenient transport options.
The home has been crafted to sit perfectly within the 607m2 freehold site, opening out at the back to maximise the outlook and north-facing aspect. Sturdy weatherboard construction and wooden joinery create a classic aesthetic that is continued inside, with timeless, sophisticated interiors. There’s plenty of off-street parking out front, along with the separate garage building. This has been used as a home office in the past, so has power and internet set up already, if required again.
Entry level is on the middle floor, where two separate living areas are found either side of the central kitchen and dining space. This area is the heart of the home, with the updated kitchen featuring a large stone island and breakfast bar. A wall of bifolds opens out to the deck and showcases the views – an ever-changing spectacle that’s alive with kite surfers, paddleboarders and boats. During winter, the open fire in the larger lounge heats the whole area up nicely.
There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms located throughout, and each floor has its own bathroom. There’s a bedroom on the second level, which has its own private deck, along with the large family bathroom. The top floor has study with built-in shelving and a ‘secret room’ – a large dry space that works well as storage or as a place for kids to enjoy. The master has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, plus shares a balcony with the other bedroom up here enjoying the best views of the house.
The ground floor is particularly well-suited to guests, teenagers or as Airbnb accommodation. It has a large bedroom, bathroom and tiled space, with doors opening directly out to the garden. Perfectly flat lawns are fully fenced and enveloped with mature and well-established landscaping.
It’s now time for a fortunate new family to move in and start their lifetime of memories in this spacious Bayswater property.