A change of pace – 2.8 hectares with spectacular views

Address | 291 Paremoremo Road, Albany

Agent | Phil Mosley – M:0274 585 765 or P:09 477 1184

Agent | Leigh Mosley – M:0274 871 705 or P: 09 413 7721

Families who seek the space and serenity of a lifestyle property, but who aren’t quite ready to make the move rural, need look no further than this resplendent Paremoremo sanctuary. The freehold, 2.8-hectare parcel of land is currently used to raise angora goats and is filled with flat valleys, native bush and a small lake. The architecturally-designed, single-level home has been designed to showcase sweeping panoramic views and is built around a central heated swimming pool.

This property allows its fortunate residents a chance to immerse themselves within nature and it cycles, while remaining just a 10-minute drive from Albany.  It’s difficult to believe the booming commercial, shopping, dining and entertainment hub is so close to home. It’s also well-serviced with educational facilities, including a selection of excellent public and private schools and Massey University. Commuters can easily access the motorway onramp for a 30-minute drive (off-peak), or enjoy the handy Park and Ride bus service.

Set away from the road down a driveway, cedar cladding means the residence blends seamlessly within the magnificent natural landscape. Along with double garaging, there’s plenty of off-street parking out front, plus the four-bay Eco Barn and goat shed. Inside, the warm and inviting home is illuminated with light and sun, with clever design and an abundance of glass capturing both from all angles.

From the front door, the living, dining and kitchen areas are connected with large internal windows and showcase the spectacular outlook. It extends out over the property’s rolling paddocks and bush, across Lucas Creek to Greenhithe and the Sky Tower, with the harbour and Waitakeres beyond. The other lounge is warmed in winter by the gas fireplace and flows out to the north-facing swimming pool complex, for fantastic family living and entertaining. There’s also a gym and sauna tucked into the corner out here.

The accommodation wing offers four bedrooms, with a mix of these capturing views, while the others open out poolside. The master has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe and the remaining three bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom with spa bath.

On the market for the first time in 40-years, this immaculate property now awaits its new family to start making memories and relish its magnificent setting, lifestyle and views.

Long Shore at Long Bay

Address | 1 Longshore Drive, Long Bay

Agent | Phil Mitchell – M:027 363 9449

Agent | Mark Robinson – M:021 627 522

Long Shore is bringing a brand-new lifestyle to Long Bay – an architecturally-designed boutique development designed to celebrate contemporary life by the sea.

A limited-edition release of only seven terraced houses is available now. They offer space and style for those who seek a more generously proportioned home than an apartment, but the same lock-up-and leave freedom, security and stunning location.

Long Bay is the East Coast Bays’ most exciting master-planned community, a unique shopping and dining precinct embracing the North Shore’s most spectacular beach and regional park. Residents enjoy direct access to the kilometre-long golden beach and extensive reserve, filled with barbecue sites and picnic tables, drinking water, toilets, showers and shady trees for picnics on hot summer days. Coastal tracks arrive at Granny’s Bay and Pohutukawa Bay, offering beautiful secluded beaches off the beaten track. Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve also provides great diving, snorkelling, boating and kayaking.

Long Bay Village is just 200m from home at Long Shore. The pavilion and plaza is the ideal meeting place for locals and visitors, with a selection of eateries, the New World supermarket and popular Long Bay Surf Club. The Village is also home to health and wellness facilities such as a gym, physio and dentist.

A highly-experienced and well-qualified team have brought the concept to life, creating a residential destination that presents quality, contemporary homes, with a focus on aesthetics as well as form and function.

The impressive building structure is inspired by nature, crafted from natural materials of lasting quality and designed to withstand and enhance the coastal environment.

The interior palette is a continuation of the outside, with a light, modern aesthetic throughout – the perfect canvas for the elevated views across to Long Bay Village. These three-bedroom, two and three-bathroom homes feature high-end inclusions and premium bespoke finishes including quality appliances, engineered stone bench-tops, superbly designed bathrooms, single internal garages and beautiful native landscaping.

These brand-new terraced houses boast a well-considered architectural design in an outstanding setting. They promise durable, low-maintenance living and a relaxed, community-focussed lifestyle on the coast.

Monthly Market Update | June 2020

June Property Surge

North Shore property sales in June exceeded predictions. Sales volumes jumping 14% on the prior year with a median price of $1,060,000 being 7.3% ahead of last year.

Harcourts Cooper & Co closely monitor market metrics and our internal data has shown an average of over 1,700 property inspections being conducted every week by our team over the past month. In June, 37% of the sales by our team were under $1M, 55% in the $1 – $2M bracket, and 8% of sales exceeded $2M.

Post-covid, the energy & optimism in the market is evident. In June Harcourts Cooper & Co conducted 96 Auctions, with 74% of them sold. The right properties, well marketed, are in hot demand and achieving fantastic results!

Whilst there were predictions that house prices would fall, we are yet to see any evidence of that happening. In June every region in the country saw an increase on the same period last year. Kiwi’s love affair with property continues fuelled by low interest rates and kiwi’s returning to New Zealand from abroad.

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Elegant villa at the heart of Northcote Point

Address | 109 Queen Street, Northcote Point

Open Homes | Saturday / Sunday  – 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Auction | Thursday 16th July 6.30pm – In-Room (128 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna)

Agent | Jo Glancy – M:021 994 874 P: 09 486 9234

Proudly positioned at one of Northcote Point’s most coveted Queen Street addresses, this freehold, north-facing estate soaks up everything the sought-after area has to offer. Number 109 is located just opposite the Bridgeway Cinema and Halls Beach, fully immersed at the heart of the celebrated heritage neighbourhood.

The traditional three-bedroom weatherboard villa has been refurbished with a modern makeover, but all enhancements have retained, enhanced and elegantly restored the original features. An electric coded gate provides secure entry into the property, which is protected by a white wooden fence. The veranda, bay windows and intricate fretwork create a picture-perfect street front impression, with these character elements continued inside.

In classic villa style, the floorplan sees four rooms located off the main entry hall. It’s been extended and expanded at the rear to offer an expansive, open-plan kitchen, living and dining area.  Rich wood panelling runs the length of the hallway, while polished Kauri floors, original high ceilings and sash windows tell a tale of yesteryear. French doors open into the front lounge, which has an ornate gas fireplace, white plantation shutters and a peek of the water, as does the front bedroom across the hall. The master has elegant drapes and a luxurious ensuite, plus a heat pump and double-glazed window for extra warmth. The family bathroom with bath services the remaining accommodation, which have new carpet and fitted wardrobes.

The voluminous, open-plan living and dining room is illuminated with designer lights from Leopold Hall, while the contemporary kitchen has a breakfast bar, island bench and high-quality appliances. French floor-to-ceiling bifolds flow out to the sunny deck and well-established, easy-care and fully-fenced rear garden. Both the front lawn and this lawn are due to be replaced with pristine Woolgro grass and have an irrigation system fitted.

This is arguably one of the Point’s finest positions. Halls Beach is a much-loved locals bay and the perfect place to swim, kayak or paddleboard. The boutique Bridgeway Cinema is a local icon, as is the historic Northcote Tavern and garden bar, an easy walk down the street. This is combined with the top-quality restaurants, cafes and bars all within walking distance from home, plus the ferry to the city for commuters.

This is character living at its best in one of the North Shore’s most coveted heritage suburbs.