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This 1860s Kauri homestead for sale offers peace, privacy and sea views

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Sitting in Torbay with cinematic sea views, this original 1860s Kauri homestead has been tastefully expanded to accommodate seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and three living rooms

Torbay 1860s Kauri homestead for sale


Details

  • Address: 5 Ringwood Street, Torbay, Auckland
  • Land Size: 3751sqm
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Living rooms: 3
  • Parking: 2 Garage + 4 off street

Contact details

  • Contact: Damien Henaghan, 021 728 003
  • Deadline Treaty: 28 Mar 2019 Unless Sold Prior
  • Further listing details here
  • Harcourts Real Estate 

This 1860s Kauri homestead for sale offers peace, privacy and sea views

Embracing 3751m2 of picturesque waterfront land, 5 Ringwood Street is one of olde Torbay’s hidden gems. Unique, unexpected and truly exceptional, the original 1860s Kauri homestead has been tastefully expanded over time to match the magnificent, cinematic sea views and direct beach access it offers. The current owners have lived here for the past 40 years, raising their children and bringing the grand residence back to life. Now that they’ve moved on, this is a serious opportunity for the next family to start their chapter in this waterfront wonderland.

Torbay 1860s Kauri homestead for sale

Privacy is paramount, tucked away in one of the area’s quiet neighbourhoods. Despite the feelings of peace and privacy, the local Torbay village shops are just five minutes away and the Auckland CBD 25. The driveway meanders down from the road to arrive at the expansive, well-established grounds and gardens the envelop the residence. ‘Cove Cottage,’ the small dwelling at the top of the property, is a recent addition and was designed by renowned architects Fearon Hay to offer additional space and accommodation.

The residence is gracious and majestic, a grand old dame that has been lovingly renovated and refurbished to become the spacious two level family home seen today. It now offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms, two large lounges and a study, so is well-equipped to house large or growing families with ease. Gleaming timber floors, high ornate ceilings and many sets of French doors enhance the elegant heritage aesthetic on the ground floor entry level. The dining area is alongside the farmhouse kitchen, while the voluminous formal lounge captures the most incredible views through large picture windows – over Waiake Beach, The Tor, across to Takapuna Beach, Devonport and the Sky Tower.

The inside flows out at many junctures to the covered veranda, terraces and gardens outside, with vast areas of rolling lawns and mature gardens creating a wonderful place for kids to roam and play. A pathway leads directly down to Winstone’s Cove, a secluded swimming beach popular with locals in the know.  There is another large lounge on the ground floor, as well as three bedrooms, study and the family bathroom. Upstairs, two more bedrooms share another bathroom, with the master enjoying the dazzling outlook from the best vantage point of the house.

Torbay 1860s Kauri homestead for sale

Cove Cottage has two bedrooms with ensuites, a large central lounge with fireplace and contemporary kitchen. Full height sliding doors open out either side, to a west facing deck and walled patio respectively. A separate shell pathway also leads down from here straight to the beach. There’s a separate double garage for the main house, as well as off-street parking for four more cars.

This is an exceptional and very real opportunity to make your North Shore waterfront dream a reality.  The vendors have purchased and are highly motivated to find the next fortunate family to enjoy life on the beach.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Damien Henaghan, 021 728 003
  • Deadline Treaty: 28 Mar 2019 Unless Sold Prior
  • Further listing details here
  • Harcourts Real Estate

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