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This charming home in Howick has the most beautiful garden

Article by Property Press

Designed, built and cherished by its current owner, this delightful property offers a peaceful lifestyle just down the road from Howick Village


  • Address: 14a Drake Street, Howick
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1 Garage + 2 off street

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Lovable downsize a brisk walk from the Village…

Twenty-four years ago, when her three strapping sons were leaving home one by one, Noeline was ready for a change. This time she would have a beautiful compact home to create an attractive garden around – something she could also lock up and leave if she wanted – but essentially, in easy reach of her beloved Howick Village.

She tramped the streets, knocking on the door of everyone who looked as if they had suitable land at the back and asking if they wanted to sell it.

Finally, her dream site: a half share of a Kiwi quarter acre, near level, north-facing, and walking distance from everything she wanted. Done deal. With her hands-on input, a pretty, 127m², one level property with good eaves was built, and the rest is history – including before long one of Howick’s Best Garden awards.

Now it’s downsize time, and Noeline has her eye on just the thing.

Do come visit. You will find a meticulously cared for smaller home in quiet surroundings, with that warmth of style and practical floorplan that makes for easy living both indoors and out – rare qualities this writer has not seen for some time.

The location is indeed a dream, with top schools, Howick Village market, the Monterey and Stockade Hill all in walking distance. Not to mention beaches, shopping, and the host of community, sporting and cultural activities this unique area offers, all in easy reach.

Give me a call soon and we can go see, or pop into an open home. This sweetheart has class, charm and a future, and we don’t have to wait for auction day. Encouraging Thermographic Report available for on-site inspection.

CV $825K

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