3A Waerenga Road, Days Bay

3A Waerenga Road, Days Bay

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By Negotiation
Buyer Enquiry From $2,500,000
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Land Area: 2110m² approx
Floor Area: 320m² approx

Sensational Family Home in Days Bay

The location, scale, quality and outlook offered by this home will take your breath away. With panoramic water views, peace and privacy it offers 320sqm of space just steps from the beach, cafes and restaurants. And with a local ferry that sails to the heart of the CBD in just 20 minutes you can leave the car at home, work in the city and live in Paradise! Designed by architect Max Edridge in the 1980s, the property was extended and extensively enhanced by the present owners, under his guidance, in 2010. The result is pure, up to date luxury across 5 bedrooms, 3 living rooms and a spacious office with fitted cabinetry. Natural materials throughout complement a 2,000+ sqm native beech forest setting. The sun is great all year round and there is perfect flow to the many landscaped outdoor spaces to help you enjoy it. Nothing has been skimped, nothing overlooked. Many happy, family memories have been made in this home and now you have the chance to make some of your own.

This property is being sold By Negotiation. Buyer Enquiry is welcome from $2,500,000

From the entrance hall you are greeted with the sensational view for which this entire home was so creatively designed. Glazed French doors lead to the sitting room and there is also access to a smart powder room and large storage cupboard. A staircase, with a forged iron handrail leads to the first floor. The 5th bedroom, privately located on the lower level, is also accessed from the entrance hall.

A wonderfully inviting room with extensive glazing, exposed white timber ceiling beams and a large white brick open fire place. The blend is of characterful charm and modern sophistication. Native trees, Days Bay and Wellington Harbour provide a thrilling outlook. Ferries, cruise ships - and even dolphin and orca - will feed your soul with their comings and goings. As throughout the house (5th bedroom excluded), new carpet was fitted in 2018.
A cushioned window seat is perfect for curling up in the sun this home enjoys to the end of every sunset. French doors either side of the window seat lead to a very spacious deck which extends across the entire front of the property and leads to the upper and lower gardens. The mezzanine family room opens to the living room via forged iron railings from the floor above. French doors lead to the office (also with breathtaking view and direct access to the deck).

Casual dining is set in an alcove formed by a bi-folding bay window. Bespoke timber shutters are available at the window and along the bank of double glazed overhead skylights, to filter the generous sunlight that blesses this home.

Beside the kitchen is a generous space for large family, or more formal, dining. The marble kitchen island has a bank of cabinets, with lead light glazed doors, facing this area for handy storage of glasses and china required at the table.

This mezzanine space is split level to the kitchen, has Matai timber flooring and overlooks the living room. As throughout the home, the quality of light is inviting and, through floor to ceiling glazing, the view priceless. Just one of many parts of this home that will become your favourite place to relax.

1. The master suite is a veritable haven with a walk in dressing room and ensuite shower room. Lie in bed and look northwards to a framed view of the bay. Bespoke timber shutters filter the light and glazed French doors allow you to let the outside in on hot, balmy summer nights. A small private deck is available for star gazing and listening to the waves gently lapping the shore. The timber lined ceiling and eaves in this room lend a casual air that reflects how close you are to the beach. Carpeted floor with wall radiator.

2. On the same floor as the master suite, with triple fitted wardrobe. Carpeted floor with wall radiator.

3. Two spacious doubles with triple fitted wardrobes enjoy thrilling views to bush and sea. Both have newly carpeted floors and wall radiator heating. The rooms are off a spacious landing which is also carpeted, with a wall radiator plus enormous passive window facing the bush. A further glazed feature that provides a view to the sea and is just one of many unique features in this home. This space is perfect as an additional casual living space.

5. On the lower floor is the perfect teenage den or guest retreat. Accessed via stairs from the entrance hall, or from the lower garden (via French doors) this room was converted from the original double garage by the current owners. Fitted wardrobe.

1. The large, family bathroom is conveniently located on the same floor as the kitchen, dining and family/casual living rooms. This very spacious, bright room has a bush outlook and in a addition to a wall radiator its tiled floor is heated for further comfort. Extractor fan. Remodelled 2010.

2. A wet room style shower, a bespoke leadlight window and skylight overhead and a blue/white colour scheme make this a very pleasant room in which to prepare for the day ahead. Heated Towel Rail. Remodelled 2010.

3. A luxuriously presented guest toilet/powder room is located in the ground floor entrance hall.

Separate, accessed from the scullery. As with many aspects of the home, the laundry was constructed in 2010.

With pristine attention to quality and detail the kitchen was extended and fully remodelled in 2010. Carrera marble benchtops extend along both sides of the length of the kitchen. Matai timber flooring, exposed white painted timber ceiling beams and white lacquered cabinetry blend to make this a much loved hub for its practical and aesthetic qualities. The large cast iron Aga stove is gas fired and, says the present owner, difficult to live without once you've owned one.

Scullery:
To the rear of the kitchen is a fabulous scullery with timber lined walls, shelving and cabinetry plus a butler's sink. This is a real bonus for busy families and those who love to entertain. This room provides access to the laundry and a rear terrace with washing line and wood store.

A fine place to work indeed. Connected to the living room by leadlight glazed French doors, there is also direct access to the deck via glazed French doors and a wonderful water view when you look up from your desk. Floor to ceiling timber shelves and a bank of filing cabinets were crafted during the major 2010 renovation process.

The outdoor spaces, as with the rest of the home, are exquisite. Extensive remodelling and re-engineering were undertaken in 2010 to maximise the pleasure of living in this beautiful location. This included new timber decking on both levels and new steel ballustrades, fitted to comply with the building code. New retaining walls, a terraced upper deck and terrace table/seating were engineered from Horokiwi stonework. Stairs were built to provide greater access to this wonderful bush site. A spa and trampoline pit were installed in the lower gardens. The flow from internal rooms to the outdoors is seamless and as with many aspects of this home, must be seen to be appreciated.

A covered carport and wide drive provides off street parking for at least 3 cars. The original garage was converted by the current owners to the 5th bedroom/teenage den (this can be converted back with the help of a builder).

This home has excellent storage facilities throughout, plus a large, locked room/workshop at the top of the drive and a specially constructed firewood shed. On the ground floor level a large external storage room has additional mezzanine storage above its ceiling.

Allow your children the freedom and pleasure of walking or cycling to school with their friends.
Local Primary Schools comprise: Muritai School (State, Co-Ed, Years 1-8), Wellesley College (Private Boys, Years 1-8), San Antonio (Integrated Co-Ed, Years 1-8).

For the college years, Days Bay is zoned for Hutt Valley High School with several other excellent integrated and private options also widely available.

Gas fired hot water radiators throughout (central heating, installed 2010) plus open fire in living room.

Kim Slessor
Kim Slessor
Sales Consultant
Mobile: 027 230 3328