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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.

The Building Hope Project - A Landmark Build for Cure Kids

The Building Hope project is a very special initiative inspired by Corin’s story

Corin has a rare genetic condition – he lacks elastin in the arteries and veins, causing them to close up. Corin is one of 40 people around the world with the condition.

Tragically, Corin’s parents, Jon and Myka Copeland lost their first son, Tyler, to the same condition in 2007 – he was just 3 months old.

Corin, now 9 years, has managed to defy the odds. Life isn’t easy though.

Corin breaths through a windpipe as small as a straw. He has a stenosis of the aorta, pulmonary arteries, carotid arteries, renal arteries and his right femoral artery is completely blocked, but he has a natural bypass with his pelvic artery. Read more about Corin’s story here.

Led by Landmark Homes North Shore & Rodney

The Building Hope project is led by Landmark Homes North Shore and Rodney franchisees Debbie and Paul Brett, where Corin’s dad Jon works as the Project Manager.

Inspired by Corin and Jon’s story, Debbie and Paul wanted to do something tangible to help kids like Corin who are living with heart-breaking conditions.

They have generously undertaken the build of an incredible 272 sqm, four-bedroom home located in Hobsonville, which will be auctioned off for Cure Kids during their largest annual appeal, ‘Red Nose’ month this September.

“Since gaining an understanding of the challenges that the Copeland family face every day we have been keen to be involved with an organisation such as Cure Kids, whose vital research offers hope for families and children with chronic health conditions,” says Paul Brett.

Landmark Homes North Shore & Rodney will not make any profit from the build and the generosity of suppliers has enabled considerable cost savings along the way.

Cure Kids has been overwhelmed by the support of Landmark Homes North Shore & Rodney and its suppliers to get the house under construction, and the Cure Kids community is excited to watch the build unfold.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and lay strong foundations for a brighter future for children who live with life-impacting and life-limiting health conditions.

“The Copeland family are loved ambassadors of our Cure Kids family and we are so grateful that  Jon passionately  took the initiative and got this project off the ground.  Together, Cure Kids and Landmark Homes North Shore and Rodney are building hope that one day, we’ll find the treatments and cures which our children need,” say Frances Benge, Cure Kid’s CEO.

Momentum builds towards Spring

Robert Carter – General Manger

Market indicators continue to point towards confidence moving forward. In July North Shore prices remained steady and volumes increased. At Harcourts Cooper & Co, our monthly auction success rate increased to 68% with an average of 2.2 bidders per auction.

The recent reduction to a record low official cash rate has added to the confidence provided by the abolishment of a proposed capital gains tax.

Investors are making their way back into the market along with increased demand from first home buyers.

Whilst we have seen a 13% increase in the number of CCC’s issued this year compared to the prior year, Auckland continues to have a housing shortage as a result of the accumulated shortfall in housing that built up due to many years of under building.

It’s like a game of 2 halves with current listings. Key factors for achieving a successful sale are the marketing & promotion, price expectations & sales method, the presentation of the property and agent & agency representing the owner. When the aforementioned factors are favourably combined, we are typically achieving great results. However, if a property has one or more of these not effectively managed or additional obstacle/s for buyers to overcome it is sometimes resulting in the property taking longer to sell.

With Spring just around the corner, signs are positive for an active market with opportunities for the astute.

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.