Part of North Shore History.
Address | 79 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead Point
Agent | Julie Shand – 021 634 787
Open Homes | Saturday and Sunday 11.30am – 12.15pm. Wednesday 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Auction | Sunday 14th March 2021 12:00pm (On site)
The elegant weatherboard house at 79 Hinemoa St is part of the fabric of the North Shore and owners Suzanne and Rob Haydon have enjoyed tracking the property’s progress through the years. “The section was established in 1900 and the house was built in 1910 by a local builder with the flash name of Marmaduke Souster,” Rob says. The Souster family were well known local builders in this period and Marmaduke Souster was also a designer and a contractor/supervisor. “In 1915 it was bought by the Verran family, who were North Shore identities, and they owned it until 1991. We have the original title and it shows the changes going through three generations of the family.”
The house had been renovated when Suzanne and Rob bought it. Previous owners had added an extension at the back accommodating a big living room, kitchen and dining space opening out to an expansive deck, and Suzanne and Rob followed up when they bought it by adding a double garage with a loft space, and a second storey foramaster suite. All the renovations have followed the style of the original house. High ceilings, original kauri floors, bay windows and several sets of French doors provide an authentic setting for a blend of contemporary sophistication and versatile family living.Amodern designer kitchen, adjoining dining area, formal lounge and an informal living areas open to a two-tiered deck ideal for outdoor entertaining. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and the loft over the garage, which can be used as an office or rumpus room, or could be converted into a permitted self-contained sleep-out suitable for extended family or guests.
The upper level master suite, built just five years ago, is the piece de resistance. Harcourts agent Julie Shand describes it as a luxurious private haven with awalk-in wardrobe, lounge, beautiful big bay window and a balcony with 180-degree views across the harbour. There were strict controls over the design of the second level and Suzanne says it is a true reflection of the heritage architects who designed it. “But it’s the things you can’t even see that make this house so special,” Rob says. “It has a warm, welcoming, homely feeling, and you get the feeling that it must have been a happy home throughout its history.” The position of the house, set
above the road, enables views of the harbour even from the ground floor. There is the added
bonus of exclusive use of two entrances—one on Hinemoa St and the other on Maritime Terrace. The location is an easy stroll to Little Shoal Bay and to the Birkenhead Ferry Terminal at the bottom of Hinemoa St, from where it’s a pleasant 10-minute crossing to the city. There’s also easy access to the Northern and Southern Motorways.
The couple will miss the house with its wonderful light and heritage features, the great location and the views, but they are ready to downsize and are looking forward to their next adventure.
A stylish synergy of space, light and design
Address | 3 Thomas Hunter Lane, Greenhithe
Agent | Sue Cook – 027 275 7525
Open Homes | Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Auction | Wednesday 3rd Mar 2021 6:00 PM (On site)
Bold, innovative architecture and resort-style living combine to create this truly captivating family sanctuary in Old Greenhithe. Every element of the design, build and finish has been executed to an exemplary standard, creating a dramatic yet very warm and inviting environment.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is positioned on flat 1565m2 grounds in Thomas Hunter Lane, which is widely regarded as one of Old Greenhithe’s most exclusive avenues. The enclave is tucked off Roland Road and comprises a collection of well-separated, luxury residences that enjoy an excellent sense of privacy from one another. There’s no through traffic so it’s very quiet, plus it’s located close to the village, reserves, parks and local schools the area is renowned for. With only two roads in and out, Greenhithe has retained a peaceful feel and enjoys a lovely community vibe.
Soaring lines and angles and masterful design have created exceptional proportions and incredible light inside, which is immediately experienced through the two-level, open atrium foyer. Two sets of doors open into the vast ground floor living, dining and kitchen space.
The piece de résistance of the residence is the striking double-storey water feature and tropical rock garden positioned at the centre of the house. It creates a cooling effect in the summer months and lends a soothing soundtrack all year round. A profusion of glass walls and windows throughout showcase lush green garden views, bringing the outside in and illuminating the spaces with light.
Although open-plan, the ground floor is divided into distinct zones for family living and entertaining. The gourmet kitchen has a central island and high-quality appliances, while a double-sided glass fireplace divides the lounge and main living area. The inside flows out to the covered patio, which with its drop-down sides, creates another room of the house and is ideal for all-season entertaining. The current owners have redeveloped the landscaping around the outdoor fire and heated saltwater swimming pool, with a focus on tropical and native plantings. Gardens extend around the side and rear of the property and are fully fenced for kids and pets.
Also on the ground floor, there’s another large lounge/ home gym/ media room that flows out to the covered spa, a powder room, office and separate laundry, as well as internal-access to the double garage and workshop, which can be closed off.
Upstairs, the large lounge has a concealed kitchenette and flows out to the balcony. Three spacious double bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom, while the master suite has its own luxurious ensuite and two walk in wardrobes. All the rooms enjoy a wonderfully elevated outlook over the green ridge in the distance.
Features like extensive underfloor heating, central vac, high-quality drapes and a zoned sound system ensure the ultimate in comfortable, contemporary living within this architectural showpiece.
Create your lakefront masterpiece
Address | 22 Manurere Avenue, Takapuna
Agent | Harry Ding -021 052 1552
Open Homes | Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Auction | Sunday 21st February 6.00pm (Onsite)
Originally crafted in 1973 by celebrated New Zealand architect Ron Sang, this lakefront retreat boasts an exceptional architectural pedigree and unprecedented opportunity for renovation.
The beauty of this project is that resource consent has already been granted to push the house forward, and the concrete pad of the extension’s foundation poured – two of the most costly and time consuming aspects of a renovation. Plans have been drawn up by local architect Owen Mackinnon of OJO Architects, who has retained the elements of Feng Shui and drama of Sang’s original design, while creating a brand-new modern masterpiece. Although the process has already begun, there are many transformation options available for astute buyers, who will recognise the incredible benefits of resource consent already being granted.
The property is located at the end of a tree-lined driveway, shrouded in privacy by established gardens. It’s perfectly north-facing, so is flooded with light and sun, and showcases dazzling 180-degree views of the lake. The four-bedroom, cedar-clad, solid masonry residence spans two levels, with both fully immersed in the view.
At the rear, the well-developed foliage and distinctive site placement enhance the secluded and idyllic private hideaway, where kayaking and paddle boarding are available from the lake’s shore. Landscaping will allow a more direct route to the water’s edge and a jetty can be built.
The prime location at the heart of Takapuna is undeniably superb, just a short walk from the shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and golden sand beach. There are good public transport options available, along with excellent school zoning.
The shores of Lake Pupuke maintain a character of incomparable exclusivity, with Manurere Avenue regarded as one of the area’s finest streets. Properties rarely become available, so this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to procure one of these coveted positions and restore it to its former glory.
Genoa Apartments – architecturally-designed apartments in Long Bay
Address | Genoa Apartments 109 Te Oneroa Way, Long Bay
Agent | Ming Liu – 027 519 6826
Agent | Tony McGirr – 021 376 001
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104/57 Glenvar Ridge Road, Long Bay
Sat & Sun 11–2:30pm (or by appointment)
Construction is due to start this year on Genoa, Long Bay’s brand-new residential destination. Comprising 57 apartments divided into three buildings, floorplans include a choice of two-bedroom/ one-bathroom, one-bedroom/ one-bathroom and one bedroom + study/ one-bathroom variants. They offer stylish, contemporary, and secure living environments within this coveted coastal community, with one-bedroom apartments starting from $648,000.
As a nod to its proximity to the ocean, the prominent triangular site at 109 Te Oneroa Way has been maximised with a nautically inspired design, with the three striking buildings named Helm, Sail and Keel respectively. The vision for Genoa was brought to life by renowned New Zealand-owned developer Templeton Group, with the help of Terra Consultants, Blackbox Architects and Macintosh Harris Design.
Bold architecture, solid construction and an inspired palette of materials enhance Genoa’s exceptional appeal, with light-filled interiors showcasing natural-hued décor, spacious, well-thought-out layouts, modern appliances, and LED lighting. The residences are pet-friendly and first-time apartment dwellers can rest assured that all acoustic rated areas will be built to the highest code standard, ensuring soundproofing between units.
From Genoa, it is just a 2-minute walk across the bridge to Long Bay Village. This newly built architecturally designed hub caters to all daily needs, with a New World supermarket, bakery, gym, chemist, physio, dentist and acupuncturist and a wide choice of eateries including cafes, restaurants, and bars, all within strolling distance from home. Excellent public transport is available when travelling farther afield, with buses leaving for Albany every 30 minutes with the NX1 express connecting straight into the City via the Northern Busway.
Genoa residents will also be able to enjoy the glorious Long Bay Regional Park right on their doorstep. The kilometre-long golden beach and reserve provide the perfect spot for all-year-round fun and recreation, complemented with local bushwalks, cycleways and the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve for diving, snorkelling, boating, and kayaking.
Completion of Genoa is expected in 2022, with a deposit of 10% required to secure one of these architecturally designed apartments by the sea.