Stylish 70s Castor Bay retreat
Address | 70 Heathcote Road, Castor Bay
Viewing | Saturday & Sunday 1.00 -1.45pm & Thur 5.30 -6.30pm
Auction | 16th February 2020 at 4.00pm – Onsite (USP)
Agent | Gavin Roberts – 021 1501 476
Agent | Michelle Heron – 021 449 674
Agent | Sam Tran – 021 02899 535
Tucked within a quiet Castor Bay enclave enveloped with trees, this stylish Heathcote Road property boasts four bedrooms and the benefit of self-contained accommodation.
Located at the top end of the well-regarded neighbourhood, the property is within easy walking distance to Milford Beach and marina. The footbridge has made it easier than ever to enjoy swims and walks along the shore, with the coffee caravan hugely popular with discerning coffee-drinking locals. Milford village is just a little further on foot, and offers a vast array of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and two supermarkets. Families will be pleased with the sought-after school zoning, including Campbells Bay Primary and both Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools
Crafted in the 70s, the residence showcases design elements synonymous with the era, including towering, vaulted ceilings and light filled, open-plan living spaces. The interior has had a recent refresh, with new paint and carpet complementing original polished wood floors and the lush green views outside.
Sturdy block and timber construction has stood the test of time, with plenty of off-street parking space out front of the two-level home. Key living areas are located on the top floor, where dark exposed beams are contrasted against the new white walls and ceilings. The exceptional stud lends an incredible feeling of space within this open-plan area, with the dining space overlooked by the kitchen and breakfast bar. The indoors flow out to sunny, elongated decking, where native gardens create privacy and there’s lots of room for alfresco entertaining. Steps arrive down to the rear lawns, which are framed with well-established trees and perfect for kids to play.
There are three double bedrooms located along the hallway, along with the family bathroom with bath, separate laundry and toilet. An HRV system and heat pump ensures all-year-round comfort and temperature control.
The separate one-bedroom accommodation is located on the ground floor, perfect for extended family or working from home. It’s completely self-contained, with a kitchenette, bathroom and lounge, plus its own outdoor living space and parking.
Those who seek the option of self-contained living in a quiet, convenient coastal location will covet this stylish retreat.
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Beauty On The Bay – Architecturally-Designed Greenhithe Sanctuary
Address | 34 Marae Road, Greenhithe
Viewing | Saturday & Sunday 1.00 -1.30pm & Wed 6.30 -7.00pm or by appointment
Agent | Mark Fitzgerald – Mobile 021 357 080
Suspended above the trees and showcasing spectacular upper harbour views, this Greenhithe property is an architecturally-designed retreat for those who love the water. The white weatherboard home is spread across three levels, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms creating an idyllic sanctuary ideal for downsizers.
The original home was one of the seaside neighbourhood’s first baches, during the time when Aucklanders came across on their boats before the Harbour Bridge was built. The owner purchased the property when it was still a tiny bach on a large but very overgrown 1695m2 section, instantly captivated by the dazzling view and incredible potential of the waterfront position. She sought the help of award-winning Dutch architect Frans Kamermans to reimagine the residence, with the design brief to maximise the view, but retain a true sense of privacy. This has been masterfully and precisely achieved by the walls of glass at the rear of each level and windows placed high on each side of the sweeping roofline. It means the landscape of sea and sky is open and completely uninterrupted, yet no neighbours are looking in.
The floorplan is functional and practical, with every last square metre utilised and absolutely no space wasted. The main living level sees a voluminous, open-plan space divided into living, dining and kitchen zones, with a light, contemporary colour scheme perfectly complementing the vibrant green and blue hues outside. The room flows out on both sides to outdoor living – a large cantilevered deck on the seaward side, and to the fully enclosed and partially-covered deck on the other.
180-degree panorama is captured via a profusion of glass on the top floor, where the master bedroom enjoys an ensuite and its own private deck with views to the north. There are two more bedrooms located on the ground floor, both immersed within the trees and enjoying magical sea views. There’s also an office and two bathrooms down here, with the ensuite opening out to a private deck ideal for a spa pool. There’s a double garage inside, plus space to park an additional three vehicles on the driveway.
The incredible site stretches from the roadside down to the water’s edge and has been painstakingly and passionately cleared and replanted – now home to an inordinate number of native birds. The garden at the roadside is clean and structured, with perfectly placed baby ponytail palms, yuccas and agaves creating a tropical theme, while the enormous rear section is now filled with striking natives. Wooden steps and boardwalks have been created to meander through the forest and make the areas useable, arriving all the way down to the water’s edge and the property’s own jetty. Absolutely all the hard work has been done to create this private paradise, so it now requires almost no maintenance.
This property is immaculately and beautifully presented both inside and out. It’s clear to see the love and dedication that has gone into creating this peaceful, private retreat that is so connected to its natural landscape.