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Brand- New Michael Macfie Architectural Coastal Sanctuary

Address | 135a Beach Road, Castor Bay
Tender |Thursday 17th October 2019 – 4pm (unless sold prior)
Viewing | Saturday/Sunday 1-1.45pm. Tues 6.30-7pm or by appointment
Agent |  Jo Glancy 021994874

This brand-new Castor Bay residence has been expertly designed to exist seamlessly within its unique location, nestled alongside the lush green slopes of Kennedy Park. The beauty of this position is having the vast grounds to enjoy, but without the commitment of maintenance, as the council is in charge of all the upkeep.

The popular, historically-significant park is known for its generous petanque court, children’s playground and lookout point, which showcases spectacular vistas of Rangitoto.

The council are due to complete the repair work on the iconic stairs in November, meaning there will be access straight down to the water once again. The Esplanade entrance to Castor Bay is visible from home – it’s just a quick walk down the street to the much-loved locals beach and its intimate swimming bay, reserve, kids’ playground and boat ramp. The area is a sought-after one, perfectly placed as the starting point of the East Coast Bays and close to Milford and Takapuna’s shopping and dining hubs. School zoning is another major drawcard and includes Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools, Campbells Bay School and Murrays Bay Intermediate.

Devonport-based architect Michael Macfie has created a stylish and spacious contemporary home, masterfully maximising sun and sea views. Swooping rooflines and high ceilings create visual interest, as well as illuminate the rooms with light.  Crafted from cedar weatherboard and on its on freehold title, the residence rises up over three generous levels.

The ground floor is comprised of the marine carpeted, double internal garage and laundry, plus a very generous, open storage area. This is the perfect place to store sea toys like paddleboards and kayaks, which can be simply walked down the road to launch at the beach.

The second level is comprised of the voluminous living, dining and kitchen space, where bespoke detailing and design create a truly captivating, comfortable space for relaxing and entertaining. A floor to ceiling window on one side of the lounge frames views of Takapuna beach and down the coastline, while sliding doors on the other side open out to the semi-covered deck. Glass balustrades out here create great visual flow and enhance green views of the park. The chef’s kitchen is full of striking design details, features and fittings, which add a level of European-style elegance to the modern space. There’s one bedroom and a tiled bathroom on this level, with the remaining three and main bathroom located upstairs.

The location, layout and low-maintenance lifestyle the property enjoys, means it suits discerning buyers of all stages. It would equally suit families with young children or teenagers, as well as retirees who seek a brand-new, luxury lock-up-and-leave home.  There’s nothing to do but move in and enjoy summer in one of the North Shore’s most sought-after locations.

Sensational space, style and sea views on Kowhai Road

Address | 131 Kowhai Road, Mairangi Bay
Auction | On Site, Sunday, 20th October, 2019 at 10am (unless sold prior)
Viewing | Saturday/Sunday 2.00-2.30pm
Agents | Ian & Diane Dodds –
Contact | Tel 09 477 4240, Mob 021 909 067,
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Immaculate presentation and spacious, contemporary style make this Kowhai Road property an incredibly appealing prospect for summer. The current owners bought it new in 2011 and have loved the free-flowing layout of the residence and fantastic central location.

The two-level, weatherboard home is located on a freehold site, directly across the road from the Pupuke Golf Course. This, coupled with the walking tracks and tennis club in Centennial Park, make it a fantastic neighbourhood for those with a passion for the outdoors. Mairangi Bay’s beach and village are also just a 10-minute walk from home, via the handy walkway.  The sought-after street is zoned for exceptional North Shore Schools, including Rangitoto College, Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools, Campbells Bay School, Mairangi Bay Primary and Murrays Bay Intermediate. The very central location also has easy access to the motorway to the CBD, as well as Takapuna, Milford and Albany.

A major prerequisite for the owners was to find a lock-up-and-leave property with easy care grounds – number 131 Kowhai Road ticked the boxes. Its elevated position and north-east aspect also showcases expansive views of the Hauraki Gulf, while flooding the high-stud rooms with light and sun all day. Interiors have been designed to be modern and stylish, with a towering concrete block feature wall in the double height entry foyer. Light American Oak floors and a fresh white wall palette are illuminated with light from the numerous sets of bifold doors and windows on the ground floor. The entire level is dedicated to living and entertaining, with the open-plan kitchen, dining and living area the hub of the home. The custom-designed kitchen has a large waterfall-style island, stainless steel and light granite benches, high-quality appliances and a butler’s pantry.

This area flows out to the spacious entertaining deck, which, covered by a Louvretec canopy, make it an extension of the inside and another room during summer. Flat Tiger Turf lawns are framed with simplistic, easy-care plantings, with very minimal maintenance required.

As well as the separate laundry and powder room, there’s another large lounge on the ground floor, which can be closed off via double doors. It has a gas fireplace for cosy winter evenings, plus opens out to a private courtyard garden on the other side of the house.

A wide staircase arrives at the top level, where a third lounge creates even more separation for families. The master retreat is on one side, with a walk-in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite with bath. The spacious bedroom captures the best views of the house, across the water and to the islands of the Gulf, as well as over the lush green golf course. The three remaining bedrooms all enjoy their own special outlook and good-sized double wardrobes One has its own ensuite, while the other two are serviced by the tiled family bathroom.

All the features of a modern build make life comfortable and easy – abundant storage, double glazing, underfloor heating, central vac and an oversized, carpeted double garage. What makes it even more appealing is the impeccable standard of maintenance that has been undertaken by the owners, both inside and out, over the past eight years.

This exceptionally stylish, spacious residence is located in one of the North Shore’s most coveted and central locations.

Architectural heritage - contemporary space and style

| Address: 2/33 Norman Road, Hauraki |
| Auction: 8th September 1pm on-site |
| Agent: Jemma Glancy – Mobile 021 246  5300 |
| Agent: Victoria Mules – Mobile 021 679 349 |

This 780m2 central Hauraki property will entice discerning buyers with a passion for design and iconic New Zealand architecture. Originally brought to life in the 1950s by acclaimed architect Vernon Brown, it was crafted in his signature style of the ‘modern Kiwi bach.’
The current owners have lived here for the past
10 years with their young family and have stylishly updated spaces both inside and out, while staying true to the home’s architectural heritage.

Located on Norman Road, the neighbourhood is cherished by families for its proximity to local parks, beaches, schools and Takapuna. A short walk from home arrives at the beach, where it’s a pleasant stroll along the golden shores to the many bars, cafes, restaurants and shops of the busy beachside community. Renowned Hauraki Primary and Takapuna Grammar ensure quality schooling for children during their entire education journey.

The 198m2, two-level residence is set back from the road, with solid black exterior weatherboards contrasted with crisp white trim joinery – Brown’s famed ‘black on white’ colour scheme.  The owners are both in the business of interiors, which is clearly reflected in the chic, classic aesthetic, which they’ve also managed to perfectly balance with warm, comfortable and robust spaces for family living.  White, gallery-style walls are anchored with heart Matai floors and light filters in through long, vertical panes of glass – another of Brown’s signature details.

The living, kitchen and dining room on entry level is open-plan, with a wood fire in the lounge for winter evenings. Sets of bifold doors open out to the north-facing decks, which step down to the expansive grounds that could house a swimming pool if desired. The high-maintenance gardens that previously framed the property were cleared to make way for the flat and usable stretches of lawn out here that are ideal for kids.

With high-end appliances, the kitchen has a large breakfast island and artistic touches of copper incorporated into its design – seen beneath the island bench and in the negative detailing between drawers. There are three bedrooms located along the hallway, each featuring a deep bay window. Two are serviced by the striking black tiled family bathroom, while the luxurious master has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.

There’s a kids’ rumpus space downstairs, along with an office, with French doors to the garden, a separate laundry and abundant storage.

Architecture aficionados and modern families alike will equally covet the design, space and outdoor living of this Hauraki showpiece.

The House That Love Built

| Listing: 37 Kano Way, Hobsonville |
| Open Home: Saturday / Sunday 12.30pm – 1.00pm |
| Auction: Friday 27th September 2019 – 6pm. Onsite |
| Agents: Jordan Selwyn – 027 671 5882 – |
| Agents: Brooke Barrass – 021 131 0566 – |

This exemplary north facing family residence employs striking design and quality craftsmanship to take full advantage of its phenomenal natural outlook. Showcasing an exceptional blend of functionality and space, you’ll be instantly impressed with the extensive features on offer at this newly completed Landmark Home. The spectacular kitchen will surpass the expectations of the most discerning entertainer, and boasts top of the range Fisher & Paykel appliances, and well-appointed scullery. Spacious open plan living opens to alfresco entertaining on two sides, and a generous media room completes the picture. The master suite enjoys a luxurious ensuite and dressing room, with specifications to rival an elite hotel. Family accommodation occupies the upper level, with a further three double bedrooms, study nook, and family bathroom. Streamlined simplicity and a robust design have created an exquisite retreat built to stand the test of time. One lucky family will be able to call 37 Kano Way home, so be sure to inspect at your earliest convenience. To be sold by public auction on Red Nose Day, Friday 27th September at 6pm on site, with proceeds of the sale to be donated to CureKids.

To download available documents for this property please visit and enter the four digit code ‘D L B 6’.