Greenhithe delight

Address | 91 Te Wharau Drive, Greenhithe

Agent | Nicole Schaaf – P: 09 486 9235 or  M: 021 554 811

Relishing a wonderfully peaceful position in a prestigious network of Greenhithe streets, 91 Te Wharau Drive will appeal to families looking for single-level living and a fabulous floorplan offering four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. The modern, north-facing home is well-designed and perfectly placed to maximise the sought-after Greenhithe lifestyle.

Greenhithe is well-renowned as a fantastic place for children to grow up in. Wainoni Park is a quick walk away, easily accessed via the walk/ cycleway next door, along with the pony club, sports grounds, local schools and Lucas Creek. The village offers a selection of specialty shops, including cafes, a medical centre, convenience store, bakery, takeaways and hairdressers, centred around a very active community hall and local pub. Despite the quiet seclusion at home, Albany and Westgate’s larger shopping, dining and entertainment precincts are in easy proximity, along with the CBD and airport.

Set back from the road, the 789m2 property is introduced by tropical rock gardens that frame the expansive parking courtyard out front. There is plenty of space for extra vehicles out here, along with internally-accessed double garaging. Contemporary interiors are illuminated with light and tiled floors create a relaxed feel in the voluminous, open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. A gas fire and heat pump warm the room in winter and cavity sliders open into the separate lounge space with bay window.

Doors open out from both rooms to the elongated deck, which is partially covered and lit, so can be used for all-season entertaining. Flat, fully fenced lawns out here are the perfect place for kids and pets to play safely, with mature trees along the back fence creating a good sense of privacy.

The accommodation wing is separated from the living and runs the length of the home. Three of the four bedrooms are serviced by the large family bathroom with bath, while the master has its own ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. The master also opens out to a private area of the deck, while the other bedrooms enjoy a private garden outlook over the citrus grove.

This well-maintained property is perfectly set up for easy, comfortable and affordable family living in Greenhithe.

Captivating Zen retreat in Greenhithe

Address | 67 Waipuia Place, Greenhithe

Agent | Phil Mosley – M:0274 585 765 or P:09 477 1184

Agent | Leigh Mosley – M:0274 871 705 or P: 09 413 7721

This brand-new Greenhithe retreat is a showpiece of design excellence, freshly rebuilt to offer four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three living areas.

The owners have lived at the address for the past 16 years loved every aspect of the property – way the sun floods in all day, the well-separated, single-level living, the pool and the fact it borders Orchard Reserve. As their kids grew up they looked for a new, more modern property, but couldn’t find anywhere they loved more than their Waipuia Place sanctuary. So they decided to start fresh and not just renovate, but completely rebuild the house on this magical site.

They employed a highly-qualified, specialist team to bring their dream to life, including architect Tim Russell from Designate and QPC Builders.  Together they have crafted a truly Zen retreat – a dramatic black vertical cedar house with a pitched roof, sprawled across one level for fantastic family separation.  Every last element has been expertly conceived and masterfully executed, with the exemplary level of construction and interior finish clear from the moment of entry. It comes with a 10-Year Master Builders guarantee that will be transferred to the new owner in full.

A black electric gate protects the property, which leaves absolutely nothing visible from the road. There’s space for several cars to be parked off-street within the private compound, complemented with the carpeted, double internal garage. Wide stone pavers arrive up to the front door, which opens into the warm and inviting, incredibly stylish residence. The interior palette, made up of Engineered Oak flooring custom-made in Italy, black joinery and white walls, is offset by the greenery of the gardens and reserve outside. A significant ceiling stud and overheight doors enhance the feeling of space, with additions like sensor lighting, ducted heating and A/C, a video intercom and security system making life all the more comfortable and easy.

The open-plan kitchen, dining and living room has large glass stackers connecting it seamlessly to the outdoors and is warmed by a large gas fireplace in winter. The kitchen is a bespoke Marton Lee design and features a dark granite waterfall-style island, high-quality appliances, a scullery and smoked glass splashback. The streamlined Blum cabinetry is all soft-close and there’s a normal oven, steam oven and warming drawer.

Light filters into the covered alfresco living area via the peaked skylight, with an outdoor fireplace perfect for summer evenings. Purpleheart timber decking steps down to the oversized swimming pool and spa complex, with the rushing water feature creating a soothing soundtrack.

 

A double-sided gas fireplace also warms the separate lounge, which is adorned with feature wallpaper. This is also found in the guest powder room – a playful designer touch against the sleek monochrome theme of the key aesthetic. The parents’ retreat is luxury personified, with plush carpets, two wardrobes, outdoor access to the deck and a fully-tiled ensuite with bath and double shower. The guest room is also located in its own wing, which has a bathroom, generous proportions and its own deck.

Clever design sees the kids’ wing well-separated from the adults and also enjoys its own outdoor living. Glass double doors open into the office area, which makes the ideal computer nook or study space. There’s another lounge down the hall, plus two bedrooms that share a bathroom with freestanding bath.

Every aspect has been curated and customised for a truly bespoke and luxurious family living environment within this Greenhithe family sanctuary.

A change of pace – 2.8 hectares with spectacular views

Address | 291 Paremoremo Road, Albany

Agent | Phil Mosley – M:0274 585 765 or P:09 477 1184

Agent | Leigh Mosley – M:0274 871 705 or P: 09 413 7721

Families who seek the space and serenity of a lifestyle property, but who aren’t quite ready to make the move rural, need look no further than this resplendent Paremoremo sanctuary. The freehold, 2.8-hectare parcel of land is currently used to raise angora goats and is filled with flat valleys, native bush and a small lake. The architecturally-designed, single-level home has been designed to showcase sweeping panoramic views and is built around a central heated swimming pool.

This property allows its fortunate residents a chance to immerse themselves within nature and it cycles, while remaining just a 10-minute drive from Albany.  It’s difficult to believe the booming commercial, shopping, dining and entertainment hub is so close to home. It’s also well-serviced with educational facilities, including a selection of excellent public and private schools and Massey University. Commuters can easily access the motorway onramp for a 30-minute drive (off-peak), or enjoy the handy Park and Ride bus service.

Set away from the road down a driveway, cedar cladding means the residence blends seamlessly within the magnificent natural landscape. Along with double garaging, there’s plenty of off-street parking out front, plus the four-bay Eco Barn and goat shed. Inside, the warm and inviting home is illuminated with light and sun, with clever design and an abundance of glass capturing both from all angles.

From the front door, the living, dining and kitchen areas are connected with large internal windows and showcase the spectacular outlook. It extends out over the property’s rolling paddocks and bush, across Lucas Creek to Greenhithe and the Sky Tower, with the harbour and Waitakeres beyond. The other lounge is warmed in winter by the gas fireplace and flows out to the north-facing swimming pool complex, for fantastic family living and entertaining. There’s also a gym and sauna tucked into the corner out here.

The accommodation wing offers four bedrooms, with a mix of these capturing views, while the others open out poolside. The master has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe and the remaining three bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom with spa bath.

On the market for the first time in 40-years, this immaculate property now awaits its new family to start making memories and relish its magnificent setting, lifestyle and views.

Long Shore at Long Bay

Address | 1 Longshore Drive, Long Bay

Agent | Phil Mitchell – M:027 363 9449

Agent | Mark Robinson – M:021 627 522

Long Shore is bringing a brand-new lifestyle to Long Bay – an architecturally-designed boutique development designed to celebrate contemporary life by the sea.

A limited-edition release of only seven terraced houses is available now. They offer space and style for those who seek a more generously proportioned home than an apartment, but the same lock-up-and leave freedom, security and stunning location.

Long Bay is the East Coast Bays’ most exciting master-planned community, a unique shopping and dining precinct embracing the North Shore’s most spectacular beach and regional park. Residents enjoy direct access to the kilometre-long golden beach and extensive reserve, filled with barbecue sites and picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, showers and shady trees for picnics on hot summer days. Coastal tracks arrive at Granny’s Bay and Pohutukawa Bay, offering beautiful secluded beaches off the beaten track. Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve also provides great diving, snorkelling, boating and kayaking.

Long Bay Village is just 200m from home at Long Shore. The pavilion and plaza is the ideal meeting place for locals and visitors, with a selection of eateries, the New World supermarket and popular Long Bay Surf Club. The Village is also home to health and wellness facilities such as a gym, physio and dentist.

A highly-experienced and well-qualified team have brought the concept to life, creating a residential destination that presents quality, contemporary homes, with a focus on aesthetics as well as form and function.

The impressive building structure is inspired by nature, crafted from natural materials of lasting quality and designed to withstand and enhance the coastal environment.

The interior palette is a continuation of the outside, with a light, modern aesthetic throughout – the perfect canvas for the elevated views across to Long Bay Village. These three-bedroom, two and three-bathroom homes feature high-end inclusions and premium bespoke finishes including quality appliances, engineered stone bench-tops, superbly designed bathrooms, single internal garages and beautiful native landscaping.

These brand-new terraced houses boast a well-considered architectural design in an outstanding setting. They promise durable, low-maintenance living and a relaxed, community-focussed lifestyle on the coast.