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Stylish family retreat in Campbells Bay

Address | 65b Park Rise, Campbells Bay
Auction | Harcourts Takapuna,, 6.30pm Thursday 12 September
Viewing |  Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August 1.30-2.00pm
Agent | Kris Cunningham – Mobile 029 767 6801

Located in one of Campbells Bay’s most popular and family-friendly neighbourhoods, this Park Rise property presents exceptional space, style and tropical outdoor living.

The current owners have lived here for the past two years with their young daughter and have loved the location and low-maintenance lifestyle the grounds afford – allowing them more freedom and weekend relaxation time. Despite the significant land size, the landscaping has been designed to be incredibly easy-care, with a small area of turf out the front and the spacious swimming pool complex framed with decks at the rear.

The previous owners worked with an architect to remodel the original home and create light, open and contemporary spaces inside – presenting a flexible floorplan, four bedrooms and multiple living areas.  Complementing the generous, adaptable layout, the location couldn’t be more perfect for families. Campbells Bay beach and playground are just a quick stroll down the hill, along with the popular local restaurant, Centennial Park, the tennis club and Pupuke Golf Course all within walking distance.  Education is well-catered for, with the brand new daycare centre and Campbells Bay Primary close to home, plus coveted dual zoning for both Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools and Rangitoto College.

Tucked privately away from the road, the black cedar home’s smart front entry moves through to very wide and generous living areas inside. Glass balustrades between the split levels ensures an excellent connection between floors. A north-west aspect means the home is flooded with sun for light and warmth and American Oak flooring, charcoal carpets and a neutral wall palette are complemented with extensive use of glass. Easy entertaining is a key feature, enhanced with a surround sound system and a choice of two alfresco living zones within the wrap-around decks.

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is located at the heart of the top level. There’s internal garage access behind the kitchen, which has white stone benches, an induction cooktop, white cabinetry and breakfast bar, and is illuminated with light via the skylight above.  The deck overlooks the pool below and enjoys sunsets over the golf course.


There are two bedrooms and a bathroom located up here, as well as another lounge/ office that overlooks the main living area through white internal shutters. With its own outdoor access, this area has the potential and dimensions for use as a home office, clinic or studio.

Downstairs, yet another lounge is flanked by two more bedrooms, and each room opens out poolside. The master has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with floor-to-ceiling subway tiles, two sinks and a bath. Decks envelop the solar-heated swimming pool and spa complex, while mature tropical plantings around the fence line create an excellent sense of privacy.

This immaculately-presented family retreat celebrates a stylish coastal lifestyle in a sought-after, well-connected neighbourhood.

A downsizer’s designer dream in beautiful Bayswater

| Address – 4a Norwood Road, Bayswater |
| Agent – Michael Swarbrick – Mobile 021 888 133 |
| Viewing – By Appointment |

Celebrating a peaceful, private position in one of Bayswater’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, this solid masonry townhouse presents lock-up-and-leave living at its consummate best. Architecturally-designed, built to last and on its own freehold site, the three-bedroom residence offers freedom and flexibility without sacrificing space.

The current owners moved here two years ago after selling their large family home in Greenhithe, enticed by the proximity to Devonport and the Bayswater marina’s incredibly convenient ferry service. They’re now looking to downsize further, so are highly motivated, with reduced and realistic expectations.  Filled with multi-million dollar estates, this end of Norwood Road is just a short walk from the ferry, as well as located on an excellent public transport route. It’s perfectly placed between Takapuna and Devonport, which both offer exceptional shopping and dining selections, as well as many beautiful beaches.

Brought to life by renowned Koia Architects, striking design sees walls of floor-to ceiling glass doors frame two sides of the ground floor living, dining and kitchen space. These can be opened right up during summer, creating a wonderful sense of indoor/ outdoor living and a seamless connection with the private tropical gardens that envelop the site. Polished concrete floors are the perfect complement to the industrial-style interior palette and are heated during winter, along with warmth from the gas fire. The sleek designer kitchen is new and ideal for entertaining, with a breakfast bar inside as well as outside, beneath the large sliding windows.

Outside, patios, flat lawns and the easy-care, landscaped gardens are tucked privately behind a tall concrete fence. Dimensions out here are generous enough for a swimming pool and the current owners have concept plans already drawn up and ready to be greenlit.

There’s a powder room and internal access to the carpeted double garage located on the ground floor, with the accommodation and two more bathrooms located upstairs. All three bedrooms feature the same signature floor to ceiling glass, allowing for optimum light, sun and warmth. The master has a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with bath, while the other two bedrooms share their own ensuite.

Finished to an exemplary standard both inside and out and offering the refreshing peace of mind that comes with a high-spec, architectural build, this is a smart, spacious and stylish property. It presents the ultimate in easy, secure and private living at the heart of charming Bayswater.

The very best of old and new in Devonport

| Address – 6 Hanlon Crescent, Devonport |
| Auction – Harcourts Rooms Takapuna, Thursday 29th August at 6.30pm |
| Viewing – Sat & Sun 2.00 – 2.45pm |
| Agent – Kris Cunningham – Mobile – 029 767 6801 |
| Agent – Alice He – Mobile – 021 505 787 |

This deceptively large residence presents all the heritage hallmarks of a traditional character villa, but has been masterfully renovated and expanded to offer modern, multi-level living spaces.

Devonport’s Hanlon Crescent is a family-friendly, dual access street. A walk through the reserve and along Seabreeze Road arrives at beautiful Narrow Neck beach, with its children’s playground and café. The palm-fringed fairways of the Waitemata Golf Club are also close by, as is the Achilles Reserve, where local children play. Education is exceptionally well-catered for, with Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate and several primary schools within walking distance. Devonport village’s shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are a short drive away, along with the ferry that leaves regularly to the city for commuters.

The property is positioned behind a smart white fence and enveloped within a brand new landscape design, created to be simplistic and easy care. Flat lawns flank the pathway that arrives up to the weatherboard home’s front entrance, where a charming veranda wraps around the side and original leadlights brighten the windows. The entry hall is the original part of the villa and has high ceilings and polished timber floors. The big front bedroom has its own small, private conservatory, which enjoys views out to Mt Victoria, while across the hall, the formal lounge features the original fireplace and charming rounded bay window overlooking the front garden. Another bedroom and the formal dining room are also located along here, before double doors open into the incredibly light, bright and spacious new part of the residence. This central space is the heart of the home, accented with a feature chandelier and skylights illuminating the area from the soaring ceiling above.

The open-plan kitchen has been cleverly modernised, while still retaining its striking blue leadlight windows. It has a breakfast island and high-quality appliances, plus a servery into the formal dining room. The family bathroom is also part of this central space, along with doors out to a deck for enjoying morning coffee.

A small flight of stairs accesses the spacious second living room/ entertainment area on the ground floor. It’s warmed in winter by the large Escea gas fireplace, while bifold doors open out to the rear decks and garden for summer entertaining. There are two bedrooms located upstairs on the top floor, one that would make a great nursery or home office, and the other the luxuriously proportioned master retreat. The bedroom captures elevated views across to the city and boasts a stylish new ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Perfect for family living in a sought-after Devonport neighbourhood, this spacious renovated villa presents the very best of old and new.

A sought-after pocket of Milford

| Address – 15 Anakiwa Place, Milford |
| Auction date – Thursday 15 August – 6:30 p.m  |
| Open Homes – Saturday/ Sunday – 10 Aug 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. |
| Agent – Damien Henaghan – +64 21 728 003 |

An unmissable opportunity presents in the way of this superb family home situated in a quiet, tree lined cul-de-sac within a short stroll to Milford Shops and beach. This modern contemporary property is on two levels with the heart and soul of the home being the light-filled open plan living/dining area adjacent to the sleek, modern kitchen.

Bi-fold doors open out to a front patio area which revels in lots of sunshine and plays an integral part in summer evening alfresco dining. There are also two bedrooms plus a family bathroom on this level with the downstairs accommodation comprising a further two bedrooms, bathroom and the 2nd family/tv room enjoying access out to the rear garden and huge backyard.

Additional features include a freehold site of 852m2, a double garage with internal access, a pimped out spa pool on the back deck and a grassy neighbourhood reserve located on the corner of the street providing a fun safe area for the neighbourhood kids to play cricket or climb trees. An incredibly attractive home that stands out from the moment you pull up to the kerb. An inspection is a must!