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This Castor Bay home offers excellent design on a sun-filled coastal site

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The location, layout and low-maintenance lifestyle of this Castor Bay property should put it at the top of your list. See more of this coastal home below


  • Address: 135a Beach Road, Castor Bay, Auckland
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2 Garage + 2 off street

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This Castor Bay home offers excellent design on a sun-filled coastal site

This brand-new Castor Bay residence has been expertly designed to exist seamlessly within its unique location, nestled alongside the lush green slopes of Kennedy Park. The beauty of this position is having the vast grounds to enjoy, but without the commitment of maintenance, as the council is in charge of all the upkeep.

The popular, historically-significant park is known for its generous petanque court, children’s playground and lookout point, which showcases spectacular vistas of Rangitoto.

The council are due to complete the repair work on the iconic stairs in November, meaning there will be access straight down to the water once again. The Esplanade entrance to Castor Bay is visible from home – it’s just a quick walk down the street to the much-loved locals beach and its intimate swimming bay, reserve, kids’ playground and boat ramp. The area is a sought-after one, perfectly placed as the starting point of the East Coast Bays and close to Milford and Takapuna’s shopping and dining hubs. School zoning is another major drawcard and includes Westlake Girls and Boys High Schools, Campbells Bay School and Murrays Bay Intermediate.

Devonport-based architect Michael Macfie has created a stylish and spacious contemporary home, masterfully maximising sun and sea views. Swooping rooflines and high ceilings create visual interest, as well as illuminate the rooms with light.  Crafted from cedar weatherboard and on its on freehold title, the residence rises up over three generous levels.

The ground floor is comprised of the marine carpeted, double internal garage and laundry, plus a very generous, open storage area. This is the perfect place to store sea toys like paddleboards and kayaks, which can be simply walked down the road to launch at the beach.

The second level is comprised of the voluminous living, dining and kitchen space, where bespoke detailing and design create a truly captivating, comfortable space for relaxing and entertaining. A floor to ceiling window on one side of the lounge frames views of Takapuna beach and down the coastline, while sliding doors on the other side open out to the semi-covered deck. Glass balustrades out here create great visual flow and enhance green views of the park. The chef’s kitchen is full of striking design details, features and fittings, which add a level of European-style elegance to the modern space. There’s one bedroom and a tiled bathroom on this level, with the remaining three and main bathroom located upstairs.

The location, layout and low-maintenance lifestyle the property enjoys, means it suits discerning buyers of all stages. It would equally suit families with young children or teenagers, as well as retirees who seek a brand-new, luxury lock-up-and-leave home.  There’s nothing to do but move in and enjoy summer in one of the North Shore’s most sought-after locations.

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