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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.

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.

Beside the seaside – exceptional opportunity in coastal Takapuna

Address: 13 Audrey Road, Takapuna

Tender: Closing 4pm Wednesday the 1st of May 2019 (unless sold prior)

Viewing: Sat/Sun 12:00-12:30pm

Agent:  Nic Ebert Mob 021 366 288

Agent: Damien Henaghan Mob 021 728 003

Originally crafted in 1923 and cherished by the current owners for the last 40 years, this special coastal property presents an exceptional opportunity for a discerning, beach-loving buyer. Located on a perfectly flat, 1012m2 freehold site just seconds from the sand, the property is ready and waiting for its next dramatic incarnation.

Audrey Road’s coveted cul-de-sac is one of Takapuna’s most elite seaward-side streets and one of the North Shore’s most prestigious and desirable locations for property owners. The quiet, tightly-held enclave is home to a collection of multi-million dollar estates and enjoys an undeniably privileged lifestyle. The owners raised their children to adulthood here and have loved the proximity to everything the neighbourhood has to offer.

The area, widely known as the Golden Mile, is renowned for its proximity to the beautiful golden bays of Milford, Thorne Bay and Takapuna, all offering safe swimming beaches and connected by a coastal walkway. Steps lead up behind number 13 access Kitchener Road, where the townships of Milford and Takapuna, with their dining, shopping and entertainment facilities, are an easy, level stroll away. The property is also in zone for Milford and Takapuna Primary Schools, Takapuna Normal Intermediate, Westlake Boys and Girls High School and Takapuna Grammar School. Rarely does an opportunity to acquire a slice of this prime real estate come to market, it’s a dream come true for a discerning, ocean-loving family or astute developer.

Positioned for peace and privacy, the property is located not directly on the beachfront, but across the road, where mature trees and gardens create excellent protection. The classic weatherboard home has been expanded over time to create more space for family, yet still retains its unique original ambiance. A schist stone fireplace warms the front lounge and sunny sitting room. The galley-style kitchen connects this area to the resort-style, tiled dining space, which opens out to the covered deck, spa and barbeque area at the rear.  Lush tropical gardens enjoy complete privacy out here, with sun-filled spaces generous enough to house a pool. Across the lawn and crafted in the 80s, the well-equipped, two-level, two-bedroom cottage has made the perfect accommodation for long-term overseas visitors over the years.  Back inside, there are three bedrooms and one bathroom spread across the two levels.

Already a comfortable home that makes the most of its incredible location, the subdividable property also presents appealing options for renovation, rebuild or redevelopment. Whether it’s modernised and adapted to suit personal requirements, the existing residence is entirely replaced with a brand new dream home or the site is prepared to house for multiple brand new dwellings, the scene is set for a visionary buyer.

Lakelands – the ultimate lock up-and-leave luxury in the heart of Takapuna

| Address: 8/11a Killarney Street, Takapuna |

| For Sale: Deadline Treaty Wednesday 10 April at 4pm |

| Viewing: Saturday/Sunday 12.30-1.00pm  |

| Agent: Jordan Selwyn – Mob 027 671 5882 |

| Agent: Brooke Barrass – Mob 021 131 0566 |

Capturing unobstructed lake and sea views and presenting a truly exceptional lifestyle, this Killarney Street property offers lock-up-and-leave-luxury at its show-stopping best.  The three-bedroom residence is part of the sought-after Lakelands complex in the heart of Takapuna and offers space, flexibility and privacy for those at all stages of life.

Lakelands is one of the most prestigious, sought-after lifestyle destinations in Takapuna. The boutique gated community is designed for discerning purchasers who seek the safety and convenience of a low maintenance home, but who won’t relinquish space, style or luxury on any level. Perfectly positioned to capture the very best the area has to offer, the location is only a moment’s walk from the lake, beach, Bruce Mason Centre and all the restaurants, cafes, bars and shops of the vibrant North Shore hub.

Access to the complex is via an electric security gate, which opens through to the wonderfully established, landscaped gardens and visitor parking areas. Residents of Lakelands share use of the tropical resort-style swimming pool and barbeque cabana, with all areas kept looking pristine through the body corporate. The European-style villas have recently been painted, showcasing sophisticated, classic exterior living environments.

Apartment 8 is arguably the best of the 13-unit development, enjoying a north-west aspect on the lakefront side and a good-sized tropical garden. As the end residence of the block, it enjoys wide dimensions and excellent light and sun, as well as panoramic views across Lake Pupuke, the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto. Rising up over three levels, all fully immersed in the view, generous decks, two living areas and abundant storage mean the design lends itself to sensational living and entertaining.

The second floor entry level is dedicated to living, dining and the kitchen, with the lake immediately visible through the front door. Polished timber floors and an elegant, contemporary colour palette are enhanced with high ceilings and the high-quality architectural features throughout. The kitchen is at the centre of the room, with two living areas either side. One a smaller casual space with breakfast bar, the other a voluminous lounge and dining space that flows through bifold doors to the expansive deck. From here the dazzling outlook is ever-changing, with all the activity on the lake as well as the glittering gulf in the distance. It’s a suntrap out here, plus the outdoor fireplace makes for wonderful all-season entertaining. White shutters are a strong feature throughout, creating privacy when required and conveniently, there’s a powder room on this level also.

Accommodation is located on the top floor. Two bedrooms are found on one side, both enjoying views of Rangitoto and sharing the main bathroom and bath. The decadent master suite has a private balcony enjoying the best views of the house, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. On the ground floor, there’s an oversized, internally accessed double garage and storage area. Outside, more under house storage is the perfect home for beach gear and lake toys, while the terrace steps down to well-established tropical gardens – there’s even enough room for a trampoline.

The significant proportions, spectacular views, great security and incredible location make Lakelands a true lifestyle destination. It is in zone for Westlake Girls High School, Takapuna Normal and Takapuna Grammar, close to motorway onramps for commuting to the CBD, and an easy walk from absolutely everything Takapuna has to offer.