Blog - Cooper & Co

Live the lakefront dream

| Address: 2 Manurere Ave, Takapuna  |
| Auction: On Site – Sunday 5th May 2019 at 2.00pm (unless sold prior)  |
| Viewing: Saturday & Sunday 2.00 – 2.45pm |
| Agent: Polly Wilson – Mob 021 302 010 |
| Agent: Lisa Cochrane – Mob 021 664 905 |

Celebrating an exclusive position on one of Lake Pupuke’s most sought-after streets, this spacious family residence has been crafted to showcase perfectly north-facing visions of the lake. On the market for the first time in 35 years, the 832m2 site at 2 Manurere Ave has its own jetty and sits within a tranquil, peaceful and protected microclimate.

While this private pocket on the water is serene and quiet, and in arguably the best position of the neighbourhood, the heart of vibrant Takapuna and its beautiful beach are just a five-minute walk from home. An easy stroll up and over the hill arrives at the huge array of cafes, bars, boutiques and restaurants, along with the cinema and Bruce Mason Centre. There are a choice of two motorway onramps for commuters, along with zoning for Takapuna Primary, Westlake Girls, Takapuna Normal and Takapuna Grammar.

The private compound is tucked discreetly behind the double garage and roadside entrance, with the tropical, resort-style swimming pool complex hidden behind the front gate. Wooden decking and steps arrive down to the paved front entrance. Inside, the layout and proportions lend themselves to wonderful family living and entertaining, with the home expertly expanded and renovated over the years.

Across a series of split levels built into the site, spellbinding, ever-changing lake views are captured from all principal rooms, which flow out to decks with glass balustrades leaving the outlook uninterrupted. Wide steps lead down to the voluminous, open-plan lounge and dining, which has high ceilings and is warmed in winter by the open fire. The gourmet kitchen has polished wood floors, stone benches and a breakfast bar, plus an induction cooktop and abundant storage.

Along with a study, the spacious and luxurious master suite is the only bedroom upstairs. The generous retreat has a walk-in wardrobe, office and large bathroom with outdoor access poolside. Downstairs, the rooms on the lower levels are still immersed in the view, with separation and outdoor access ideal for teenagers – a rumpus, three more bedrooms and a bathroom.

Grounds are in their own microclimate thanks to the aspect and protection from the prevailing wind. Subtropical plantings include bananas and citrus trees, along with raised bed vegetable patches. Landscaped, tiered gardens provide incredibly easy access down to the large jetty, perfect for swimming and launching kayaks and paddleboards from.

This exceptional property presents a coveted lakefront lifestyle in the heart of Takapuna, perfect for families who love to entertain.

Harcourts New Zealand welcomes new GM Business Sales

Press Release – Harcourts

Harcourts Group Limited are delighted to announce that Jayson Hayde has been appointed to the role of General Manager, Business Sales for NAI Harcourts North Shore.

Jayson who joined NAI Harcourts in February this year as the Franchise and Hospitality Business Sales Specialist, is no stranger to the world of business.

Over his 30-year career, he and his family have held an extremely successful McDonald’s franchise, he has developed a forward-thinking movie franchise called Movie 24 and then had a long and successful stint with Columbus Coffee where he opened the flagship store in Takapuna. During his time with Columbus Coffee, he was responsible for training new franchisees and in-store orientations. During this tenure, he was also a founding member of the franchise advisory council and was also closely involved with the strategic direction of the brand.

Jayson’s journey into commercial and real estate was an easily navigated path. After a discussion with Martin Cooper (Managing Director, Harcourts Cooper & Co.), and Jayson sharing his vision of disrupting the business sales market, the wheels were set in motion.

“The power of NAI Harcourts is that we are small enough to act local but large enough to act global. While we are here to be sales people, there is an opportunity to educate buyers and sellers on creating wins and making the process work for them. I really hopeful that my experience in strategic business development will lend to B2B sales and uncovering of these opportunities daily,” he says.

Tony Kidd, NZ General Manager NAI Harcourts says, “Jayson is someone I have had the greatest of respect for and am delighted to see him take this new role within NAI Harcourts. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Jayson in his new capacity. He brings experience, enthusiasm and vision to the role.”

When asked what he hoped to achieve in the role, Jayson replied, “in this position I would like to be able to make the NAI Harcourts North Shore the agency of choice when buying or selling a business.”

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Tug-of-war market

March 2019

By General Manager – Robert Carter BBS

A renewed market energy was evident in March when compared to January and February with 304 North Shore sales as opposed in 155 & 198 in the prior two months.  The first quarter 2019 volumes are still significantly lower than prior years, with 411 North Shore sales in March 2018.

A variety of favourable & unfavourable factors continue to affect the property market resulting predominantly in a notable reduction in sales volumes.  Some of these factors are illustrated below:

Despite low interest rates, the legislative changes and difficulty obtaining finance continue to restrain sales volumes.  Hopefully, as we gain more certainty in relation to Capital Gains Tax, we will see volumes rise.

North Shore prices continue to remain relatively stable despite monthly variances, with a median price of $1,010,500 in March 2019, 6.4% down on $1,080,000 in March 2018.  Median days to sell in March were 42.

There continues to be a multitude of factors providing confidence in the market and delivering plenty of success stories.  In March Harcourts Cooper & Co had 150 settled sales.  In the adjusting market as we see more choice become available for purchasers; it is proving vital that vendors have the correct marketing strategy, sales people and realistic price expectations are set in order to achieve a successful sale.  It could be argued that it is a fairer market for both buying & selling!

Modern resort-style luxury by the sea.

| Address: 31A Beechwood Road, Rothesay Bay |
| Auction: Sunday 5th May 2019, 3pm |
| Viewing: Saturday/Sunday 2.30-3pm |

| Agent: Wanly Tsang – Mobile 027 473 2468 |

Crafted only two years ago, this exceptional Rothesay Bay retreat was designed and built to make the most of its privileged coastal position and the sensational North Shore lifestyle. Located on a perfectly flat, 450m2 freehold site, the two-level home is positioned for light, sun and sea views and enjoys resort-style outdoor living.

The quiet, elevated cul-de-sac that leads directly onto the coastal walkway – the picturesque track linking the glorious East Coast Bays. Browns Bay is within easy walking distance from home, offering the golden beach and safe swimming bay, as well as an excellent selection of shops, bars, restaurant and cafes. School zones are another great drawcard for those with children, including Browns Bay School, Murrays Bay and Northcross Intermediates, as well as Rangitoto College.

Solid brick and cedar construction is enhanced with the generous use of stone, creating unique visual appeal, both inside and out. A bubbling water feature at the front door and tiled entry foyer with stone feature wall provide an appealing introduction to the stylish contemporary spaces that follow throughout.

This is a home that’s been designed with entertaining in mind, which is particularly evident in the fabulous ground floor layout and alfresco living. The large living room down here has a utility area for preparing cocktails and canapes, then flows out via bifolds to the heated saltwater swimming pool and outdoor log fire. Framed with easy-care tropical landscaping and with a hot outdoor shower it’s the perfect spot to while away long summer days and nights. There are two bedrooms on this level, both have their own outdoor access to the rear garden and are serviced by the main bathroom, which features stylish mosaic tilework. There is also a large and well-equipped separate laundry, plus internal access to the double garage with generous storage and wet room.

The open wood and glass staircase arrives up at the top floor, where the dramatic, double-sided stone wall is again a striking design feature on this level.  Elongated and open plan, the living, dining and gourmet kitchen space up here is warmed in winter by the gas fireplace. Bifolds flow out to the north-facing deck, which has a glass balustrade to leave the elevated sea views uninterrupted, and has an automatic louvered canopy overhead for protection. The office next door also opens out to the same deck. Designed for chefs and entertaining, the kitchen has a big breakfast bar, thick black stone benchtop and Bosch appliances.

There are a further two bedrooms, located privately in their own separate wings. While they both enjoy their own ensuites, the master’s has a double vanity and the room showcases sea views. The home offers the excellent peace of mind of a near-new build, with double glazing, adjustable audio system and heat pumps throughout.

This fabulous home is perfect for families who love to entertain and live an outdoor lifestyle.