Iconic Greenhithe Estate

Address | 9 Birchwood Grove, Greenhithe

Agent | Leigh Mosley – 0274 871 705
Agent | Phil Mosley – 0274 585 765

Open Homes | Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March – 1.00pm – 1.30pm

Auction | Tuesday 30th March 6:00 p.m. On site (Unless Sold Prior)

On the market for the first time in 27 years, this grand Greenhithe estate offers a relaxed, elegant living environment that’s enhanced with a swimming pool and full-sized, floodlit tennis court. Its gracious design is a replica of a classic, colonial-style Victorian villa, and was crafted from plans originally drawn up in Melbourne. The beauty of the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is that while it showcases all the gracious hallmarks of a bygone era, it offers the comfort, convenience and peace of mind of a more modern build.

The 2066m2, perfectly flat property is located in Birchwood Grove, one of Greenhithe’s most sought-after and tightly-held neighbourhoods. The quiet enclave backs onto Wainoni Park and has close water access, with calls from the rowers on Lucas Creek often heard across the still, early morning air. Greenhithe is one of the North Shore’s best kept secrets – a peaceful, picturesque village that’s well-connected to the city, North Shore and schools, thanks to its handy motorway onramp.

The owners have raised their family here and loved the incredibly easy lifestyle the single-level home affords, as well as its unique beauty and charm. Sweeping lawns and original plum trees introduce the gracious residence, which has a veranda running the entire length of the front. Finials and intricate fretwork set the scene for the high-quality, heritage-style craftsmanship that follows throughout.

Romantic interiors feature ceiling roses, elegant cornices and a high stud, with all accoutrements curated to enrich the aesthetic – door handles, drapes and striking wallpaper. These are complemented with contemporary must-haves, including HRV and ducted central heating. 

From the entry foyer, the accommodation wing extends the length of the house. Two bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom with spa bath, while the guest bedroom has its own ensuite, as does the master. The master is a spacious parents’ retreat, also boasting a walk-in wardrobe and French doors opening out poolside.

The country-style kitchen is at the heart of the living and dining zones and has timber cabinetry, thick stone benches and an island. The separate formal living and dining room is on one side, while the more casual lounge and dining is on the other. Both have wood burners and offer great spaces for family life and entertaining. The inside flows out to sunny decks and the veranda, which are made incredibly private thanks to the well-established landscaping that frames them. Alfresco entertaining is a pleasure out here, with the outdoor speakers, a large fireplace, the pool and tennis court – believed to be one of only a few in the central village area. The pool room out here could easily be converted into a resort-style pool and tennis pavilion, and a large and thriving vege and herb garden is tucked away behind the gate.

The internal double garage is oversized and has enough space for a workshop area. The dedicated office out here has its own outdoor access and entranceway, making it ideal for those who work from home.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire one of central Greenhithe’s most admired estates.

Resplendent resort-style luxury in Coatesville.

Address | 631 Dairy Flat Highway, Coatesville

Agent | Davina Kennedy – 027 441 6777

Open Homes | Sunday 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Deadline Treaty | Wednesday 17th March 2021

Tucked far away from the road and enjoying a sense of pure privacy, this resplendent rural retreat offers resort style living and a luxury lodge-style residence. Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the 374m2 floorplan boasts exceptional proportions and the choice of four bedrooms and three lounges, or five bedrooms and two lounges.

Although the two-hectare property enjoys tranquil and whisper quiet surroundings with no neighbours looking in, the beauty of the location is that it’s only a five-minute drive from Albany’s shopping, dining, entertainment and transport hub. It’s also in close proximity to great schools, including Coatesville Primary, Albany Junior and Senior, Kristin and Pinehurst.

A long driveway meanders down through rolling hills to arrive at the generous off-street parking area, which is in addition to the three-car internal garaging. Concrete tilt slab construction is built to stand the test of time and complement the landscape, with single-level living making life easy. The impressive entry foyer sets the scene for the scale of the residence, flowing into the open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. Soaring vaulted ceilings and a wood burner enhance the ambiance in here, with bifolds opening out on either side to create a pavilion-style space for entertaining. The chef’s kitchen has a large central island, an abundance of workspace and high-quality appliances, while a north-west aspect floods the room with natural light and sun.

A sundrenched terrace creates the perfect space for friends and family to gather and enjoy, with the magnificent countryside’s hills and trees providing the perfect backdrop. A glass fence frames the heated saltwater pool and the poolhouse offers another shower and toilet, while steps lead down from here to the full-sized, floodlit tennis court.

Back inside, the second living space can be closed off via cavity sliders and becomes a media room, thanks to the retractable screen and projector. It’s ideal for ‘big game’ nights, with the current owners hosting 50 people watching the All Blacks in times gone by. The master suite is the only bedroom on this side of the house and has floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the views, as well as access to terrace. It’s serviced by a luxurious tiled ensuite with double shower and a walk-in wardrobe.

The accommodation wing has a wide hallway and can be closed off from the foyer. It offers two large bedrooms that each have a walk-in wardrobe and share an ensuite with spa bath, as well as outdoor access. The other two bedrooms, or one plus lounge, are serviced by the family bathroom.

The land is Zoned Countryside Living, so offers the option to subdivide further (subject to council consent), making it an enticing opportunity to landbank or enjoy as is.

Immaculately-presented and impeccably maintained, this luxury lifestyle property enjoys resort-style living in a well-connected location.

An Oasis of Sophistication and Style.

Address | 22a Wainoni Heights, Greenhithe

Agent | Leigh Mosley – 0274 871 705

Open Homes | Sunday 3.00pm – 3.30pm

Auction | Tuesday 23rd Mar 2021 6:30 PM (On site) Unless sold prior.

This Olde Greenhithe sanctuary is a spectacular statement of architectural drama and design brilliance.  As much a luxury retreat as a calming, soothing feast for the senses, the residence offers four-bedrooms, three bathrooms and three living areas, and is enveloped within gardens brought to life by award-winning landscape specialist Jules Moore.

Conceived by renowned architect Simon Pirie, the cedar home was only a year old when the current owners purchased it in 2017. Since then, they have masterfully reimagined and refined the aesthetic to reflect their holistic way of life, assisted by Venture Architectural. This collaboration has created a truly beautiful, bespoke living environment, comprising over 400m2 of extraordinary space for family life and entertaining.

The beauty of Wainoni Heights is its elevation and views, with number 22a enjoying a majestic aspect from its favourable position. Finding such a large contemporary home in Olde Greenhithe is also a rare and highly sought-after phenomenon. The well-connected neighbourhood is within easy walking distance from Wainoni Park, as well as being close to the motorway onramp for travelling farther afield. Greenhithe is loved for its friendly community and welcoming village vibe, with the local shops and eateries catering to most daily needs.

A security gate protects the 1288m2 estate, creating an expansive, private and fully secure expanse for kids to enjoy safely. There’s space for several vehicles to be parked off-street, as well as a carpeted double internal garage.

A security gate protects the 1288m2 estate, creating an expansive, private and fully secure expanse for kids to enjoy safely. There’s space for several vehicles to be parked off-street, as well as a carpeted double internal garage.

Elegant yet very liveable interior elements have been curated to soothe and relax, creating a restful haven that connects with and celebrates its lush garden setting. Natural finishes and a refined palette soften the extraordinary proportions ensure a great flow between spaces.

A soaring wall of glass in the double-height entry foyer frames vibrant green plantings outside and is crossed from above by a glass bridge.

The formal lounge can be closed off via cavity sliders when required. It’s warmed by a gas fireplace in winter and flows out to an enclosed courtyard, which enjoys expansive vistas across the forest beyond. Entertaining on a grand or intimate scale comes into its own in the voluminous, open-plan living, dining and show-stopping kitchen. An Oak wall is a striking feature at one end of the room, while at the other, the chef’s kitchen boasts an enormous island, high-quality appliances and butler’s pantry, which has direct access out to the organic vegetable and herb picking garden. A sophisticated lighting system can be adjusted to set many different moods, with the outdoors illuminated with the same calibre of lighting set-up.

Glass stackers flow out to the alfresco living, where an enormous LouvreTec canopy creates an outdoor room and ensures that all-year-round entertaining is an option. It’s enhanced with a concrete open fire, barbeque and wine fridge. The pool is enclosed within glass fencing so kids are always in sight, with the platform of flat lawn and space for the trampoline offering lots of options for play. 

Also on the ground floor are the separate media room, powder room, large office and separate laundry.

All accommodation is located upstairs, with the master suite enjoying floor-to-ceiling glass walls capturing panoramic views of the Lucas Creek, as well as a luxury ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. One of the other bedrooms up here also has an ensuite, while the other two are serviced by the fully-tiled family bathroom, which has heated floors and a rainhead shower. 

While enjoying a sense of whimsical beauty, every aspect of the grounds has been carefully considered to offer something to cherish and enjoy during all seasons. Every single plant was brought in to create the subtropical paradise, with many rare and obscure species showcasing dazzling textures, tones and splashes of colour. The flourishing fruit orchard features Blackboy peach, plum, feijoa, lemon, lime and tangelo trees.

This magnificent Greenhithe sanctuary is in a class of its own and a must view for those who seek a modern masterpiece within spectacular, private grounds. 

Part of North Shore History.

Address | 79 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Point

Agent | Julie Shand – 021 634 787

Open Homes | Saturday and Sunday 11.30am – 12.15pm. Wednesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Auction | Sunday 14th March 2021 12:00pm (On site)

 

The elegant weatherboard house at 79 Hinemoa St is part of the fabric of the North Shore and owners Suzanne and Rob Haydon have enjoyed tracking the property’s progress through the years. “The section was established in 1900 and the house was built in 1910 by a local builder with the flash name of Marmaduke Souster,” Rob says. The Souster family were well known local builders in this period and Marmaduke Souster was also a designer and a contractor/supervisor. “In 1915 it was bought by the Verran family, who were North Shore identities, and they owned it until 1991. We have the original title and it shows the changes going through three generations of the family.”

The house had been renovated when Suzanne and Rob bought it. Previous owners had added an extension at the back accommodating a big living room, kitchen and dining space opening out to an expansive deck, and Suzanne and Rob followed up when they bought it by adding a double garage with a loft space, and a second storey foramaster suite. All the renovations have followed the style of the original house. High ceilings, original kauri floors, bay windows and several sets of French doors provide an authentic setting for a blend of contemporary sophistication and versatile family living.Amodern designer kitchen, adjoining dining area, formal lounge and an informal living areas open to a two-tiered deck ideal for outdoor entertaining. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and the loft over the garage, which can be used as an office or rumpus room, or could be converted into a permitted self-contained sleep-out suitable for extended family or guests.

The upper level master suite, built just five years ago, is the piece de resistance. Harcourts agent Julie Shand describes it as a luxurious private haven with awalk-in wardrobe, lounge, beautiful big bay window and a balcony with 180-degree views across the harbour. There were strict controls over the design of the second level and Suzanne says it is a true reflection of the heritage architects who designed it. “But it’s the things you can’t even see that make this house so special,” Rob says. “It has a warm, welcoming, homely feeling, and you get the feeling that it must have been a happy home throughout its history.” The position of the house, set
above the road, enables views of the harbour even from the ground floor. There is the added
bonus of exclusive use of two entrances—one on Hinemoa St and the other on Maritime Terrace. The location is an easy stroll to Little Shoal Bay and to the Birkenhead Ferry Terminal at the bottom of Hinemoa St, from where it’s a pleasant 10-minute crossing to the city. There’s also easy access to the Northern and Southern Motorways.

The couple will miss the house with its wonderful light and heritage features, the great location and the views, but they are ready to downsize and are looking forward to their next adventure.