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This 1880s double-storey villa for sale is a slice of Devonport history

Article by Property Press

Originally built in the late 1880s, this double-storey Devonport villa has a charming street appeal that has caught the eye of many over the years and is now available to begin its next extraordinary chapter


  • Address: 1 Kerr Street, Devonport
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2 car parks

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This 1880s double-storey villa for sale is a slice of Devonport history

Number 1 Kerr Street is one of Devonport’s most admired villas – a landmark property in a prized neighbourhood just a minute’s walk from the waterfront.

The current owners have lived here for over 30 years and have cherished raising their family here. This prized location is hugely appealing for those with children – positioned on the Cheltenham side of the village just a few houses down from Devonport School. The local café is just around the corner for morning coffee, while the iconic waterfront is an easy walk down Church Street. The village is filled with cafes, bars, shops and restaurants, as well as the ferry for work and play in the CBD.

It’s the authentic character detailing and historical design elements that make this such a special property, and one that makes it such an appealing prospect for those with a passion for period design. Original features have been restored and retained in much of the home, with renovated areas crafted in a similar style to ensure seamless flow and connection.

Manicured hedges and rose gardens introduce the charming front veranda, with the double-hung windows, French doors and bay windows a delightful introduction to the interiors to follow. A wonderful world of heart Kauri floorboards, high panelled ceilings and timber doors and joinery abounds inside, with the front formal lounge also boasting the original fireplace. The sitting room across the hall is also utilized as the fourth bedroom.

The voluminous and light-filled casual living and dining area is the hub of the home, with the modern, country-style kitchen featuring a central island and wooden benchtops. A large window creates a connection to the covered deck and alfresco living area, perfect for all-season entertaining. The expansive garden is framed with mature hedges and is fully fenced, creating a safe place for kids and pets. It has a fish pond, outdoor fireplace and paved terrace – ideal for intimate or large-scale entertaining. The garage and covered carport are also a rare bonus indeed for this location.

There are three bedrooms located on the top floor. The delightful master enjoys fabulous Channel views, it has a private verandah, walk in wardrobe and ensuite – a genuinely peaceful and private retreat. The other two share the family bathroom, facing the street they have lovely outlooks to either Rangitoto or Mt Victoria.

This coveted property epitomises the quintessential Devonport lifestyle – a chance to enjoy life by the water fully immersed in history, in one of Auckland’s most celebrated heritage suburbs.

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