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Now’s your chance to make this exceptional Minnehaha estate your own

Article by Property Press

This striking Minnehaha property offers a rare opportunity in one of Auckland’s most admired neighbourhoods


Details

  • Address: 17 Minnehaha Avenue, Takapuna
  • Land Size: 751m2
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5

Contact details

  • Contact: Nadja Court, 021 777 690 and Jo Priestley, 021 428 469
  • Tender: Closing on March 12th 2020 at 2pm
  • Further listing details here
  • Barfoot & Thompson Mairangi Bay

Now’s your chance to make this exceptional Minnehaha estate your own

Minnehaha Avenue is one of Auckland’s most admired and tightly-held neighbourhoods – an exclusive no-street filled with multi-million dollar estates savouring direct access to beautiful Thorne Bay. Number 7 is located just two houses back from the walkway that accesses the golden sand and has been in the same family for over 20 years. While the exceptional proportions and striking design have stood the test of time, the property is ready to be reinvigorated and modernised to bring it back up to today’s level of luxury.

The oak-lined street is an iconic part of Takapuna’s history and is celebrated for its elegant atmosphere and proximity to the famous seaside suburb’s bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Everything is just an easy, flat walk from home, as is Milford’s collection of cuisine, supermarket and mall shopping.  School zones include both Westlake Girls and Boys and Takapuna Grammar.

As the 751m2 property is privately positioned behind electric security gates, the owners have cherished the wonderful sense of seclusion and security enjoyed at the estate. With its expansive, resort-style outdoor area and vast, 450m2 two-level floorplan, the residence has been the setting for many fun family occasions over the years and was architecturally-designed for living on a large scale. With six bedrooms and five bathrooms in total, the layout can accommodate all kinds of living requirements.

A Mediterranean-style front garden introduces the home, where the wide entrance hallway extends the entire length of the house. Tiled floors, curved internal windows and double height open areas create an immense sense of space and light inside. The ground floor is divided into formal living and dining on one side of the hallway, with the more casual living, dining and kitchen on the other. Many sets of bifolds and French doors open out to interconnecting courtyards and gardens that wrap around the outside. The large kitchen has plenty of storage and workspace, as does the oversized laundry.

With inspiration taken from resorts in Hawaii and Hayman Island, the tropically-themed outdoor area evokes feelings of being on holiday all-year-round, enhanced by the scents and sounds of the sea in the air. The heated saltwater pool is framed with paved patios for entertaining as well as a cabana bar and barbeque, bathroom and shower.

There is one bedroom downstairs, with its own ensuite and outdoor access making it perfect for guests. The remaining five are located upstairs, where clerestory windows and internal balconies ensure light-filled and well-connected spaces. Two bedrooms have ensuites up here, with the master enjoying a spa bath along with a large walk-in wardrobe and private balcony overlooking the pool. There’s also a peaceful lounge upstairs that captures views out over Thorne Bay.

Positions of this calibre rarely come to market – a large freehold property just two back from one of Auckland’s most exclusive beaches.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Nadja Court, 021 777 690 and Jo Priestley, 021 428 469
  • Tender: Closing on March 12th 2020 at 2pm
  • Further listing details here
  • Barfoot & Thompson Mairangi Bay

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