For Sale
Buyer Enquiry From $1,995,000
  • Building Icon 320m2
  • Bed Icon 5
  • Bath Icon 3
  • Car Icon 4
Land Area: 911m² approx

Laid Back Luxury at the Beach

This substantial, sun drenched property is much admired, and for mighty good reason. Sitting on a beautifully landscaped and flat 911sqm site with a swimming pool, it is a thoroughly modern home with the characterful soul seen only in homes with history. More than 110 years of memories are woven into its walls. On the ground floor, the living comprises two spacious rooms connected by French doors and with direct flow to the north and west facing lawn area. The vibe is as formal or relaxed as you are. Generous stud height, ceiling roses and wall panelling combine with a contemporary decor, excellent outdoor flow and a changing outlook to landscaped gardens with sensitively groomed trees. The mix of evergreen and deciduous, blossom, flora and fruit is ever evolving. Sleeping in this two storey home comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms downstairs, plus two further bedrooms and a third bathroom upstairs. It is just moments from the beach, bush tracks and public transport and within easy walking distance of the school and village centre. For a virtual walkthrough tour, copy into your browser. Call me today for an appointment to view.

A plethora of beautiful plants line the front fence. A majestic Gum tree filters light through its canopy as you wander to the verandah, passing planted hedging, fragrant star jasmine and a stunning pink Robinia tree. Through the front door, the span and stud height of the classic entrance hall set the tone of this very special property. A large garage also offers internal access.

The north and west facing lounge flows directly between the entrance hall and to the living room. Elegance and informality combine in this spacious room, with its leafy outlook and excellent sunshine. Equally perfect for busy, family based activities, or for curling up with a good book. Close the French doors and simply enjoy the tranquility of the setting.

Between the lounge and kitchen/dining and accessible from the hallway, this room opens to the west facing lawn. A Weeping Elm, with a wraparound seat, forms a sculptural image through the French doors. When the season calls for shelter and warmth, close those doors and nestle in front of a roaring wood burning fire and a movie. The fireplace has fitted bookshelves and a floor standing heat pump provides instant heat when time is short.

The dining area is open plan to the kitchen and perfectly positioned for year round sun and a garden panorama. A mature honey coloured Sunburst tree, a magnificent Magnolia and pristine Buxus hedging around the lawn are just some of the stars for you to enjoy by day.

The kitchen was refurbished by the present owners with equal attention to its design aesthetic and practicality. Fresh white cabinetry, integrated white ware and some fabulous standalone units contribute to a point of difference that is experienced throughout the house. The garden outlook is charming and the back door leads to the rear deck, gardens, pool and laundry.

1. Downstairs, the main bedroom is north facing with lovely morning sunshine. A spacious, tranquil room with a leafy outlook, paint washed floorboards and a floor to ceiling bank of fitted wardrobes.

2. Downstairs, this gorgeous room was created less than three years ago from a rear section of the garage. To accommodate its current dual purpose as a study and art room, it has an entire wall of shelving and desk space. If preferred this can be converted to fitted wardrobes or other storage. A butler's sink is handy for guests or the hobbyist and the double glazed joinery includes French doors that open the room to the gardens.

3. Downstairs, this double room offers a sense of tranquility from its high stud, neutral decor, beautiful garden outlook and carpeted floor.

4. Upstairs, with a lovely outlook to the bush clad Eastbourne hills, this smaller double room has a fully insulated ceiling and walls and is carpeted. A peaceful spot in which to enjoy sweet dreams. A bathroom is adjoining.

5. Upstairs, another smaller double room, with lovely light and smart timber shutters. There is an alcove which is perfect for a small desk or as wardrobe space. A bathroom adjoins this carpeted room, and it has a fully insulated ceiling and walls.

1. Downstairs, the family bathroom is stylishly in keeping with the beautiful aesthetic of the home. It has a clawfoot bath, separate tiled shower (with monsoon and adjustable shower heads), a double vanity unit, extractor fan and underfloor heating. The skylight is electronically controlled.

2. Downstairs, with a tiled floor, shower and vanity splash back. There is an extractor fan, opening window, heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

3. Upstairs, serving Bedrooms 4 and 5 with a tiled shower, electronically controlled skylight, extractor fan and underfloor heating.

The separate laundry is off the sheltered back porch, adjacent to the back door. It is fresh and bright, with polished timber floorboards, a timber bench and enamel sink with a splash back of white tiles.

The gardens surrounding this home are both beautifully suited to its architectural style, and the perfect playground for children adults and pets alike! To the north facing front are decorative trees including a spectacular Gum tree which has been groomed to ensure its continued longevity as a canopy between the fence and front porch. To the west the lawn is at its widest and contains the Weeping Elm with its circular seat for welcome shade from the hot summer sun. Framed by extensive Buxus hedging, the gardens are as robust for pets, playtime and ball games as they are an elegant sundowner setting. The rear gardens offer a range of edibles, including a prolific fig tree, feijoas, and young apple and lemon trees. There is a potager style vegetable patch, too. And then there is the pool - much loved and what a bonus! The beach might be a few moments away but the pool is right here and by the bbq!

The internal access garage is a generous double (tandem style), with further off-street parking in front of the auto door.

Muritai School (primary and intermediate) is an easy walk away. Hutt Valley High School is a bus ride away. Wellesley College is a private boys school (primary and intermediate) in nearby Days Bay and many local students attend private and integrated schools across the Hutt Valley and Wellington.

Heat Pump, Wood Burner and Underfloor Heating in all Bathrooms.

Underfloor, Ceiling and Walls of Upstairs Bedrooms.