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This stunning beachfront home in Narrow Neck is a coastal classic

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Heroing a Mediterranean feel inside and out, this Narrow Neck home for sale enjoys an absolute beachfront position


  • Address: 2 Old Lake Road, Narrow Neck, Auckland
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Parking: 4 car parks

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This stunning beachfront home in Narrow Neck is a coastal classic

A world-class position boasting direct access to Narrow Neck, widely believed to be the best beach in Auckland, number 2 Old Lake Road is a truly special property indeed. Spanning an incredible 984m2, the absolute waterfront estate also enjoys riparian rights and has its own boat shed tucked into the volcanic rock sea wall.

The current owners built the 4/5 bedroom home 25 years ago, bringing their vision to life with the help of local architect Bruce Macfarlane, who relished the chance to work his magic on the iconic site. Together they created a classic, timeless home, one that maximised the show-stopping views and that has a Mediterranean feel and ambience inside and out. The masterful design sees the three-level residence perfectly embracing the coastal land while retaining an exceptional sense of privacy.

As well as water literally lapping the sea wall at the base of the garden, the many recreational features of the local area further enhance the tremendous lifestyle. The neighbourhood is within walking distance to the Waitemata Golf Club, Wakatere Boating Club and the Narrow Neck Beach Café, plus Fort Takapuna and the local tennis, squash courts and gym. Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate, Belmont Primary and Vauxhall Primary are all close by, with the bus stop outside collecting Auckland City commuters for the ferry in the morning, removing the need to battle the traffic. There are plenty of local stores and cafes, along with the Devonport Village and Takapuna for a wider selection of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Electric pedestrian and vehicle gates create a peaceful, private sanctuary and landscaped gardens frame the impressive solid concrete home. Inside, tiled floors are heated and warm timber details are a strong feature – seen in the many sets of shutters throughout. Entry level is dedicated to the key living areas, with the formal lounge and dining and casual family space all built to face out to sea. This dramatic and ever-changing spectacle is filled with cruise ships and navy frigates gliding down the channel and groups of yachts sailing the bay, plus presents grandstand views of the America’s Cup. Flanked by the islands of the gulf and Coromandel, Rangitoto stands proudly centre-stage. The ease, flow and outdoor connection of these spaces are ideal for entertaining, which is enhanced with the high-quality surround sound system throughout.

As well as internal access to the four-car garage, there’s one bedroom on this level and, with its own semi-ensuite and courtyard, makes the ideal guest accommodation. The remaining bedrooms are located upstairs, with the spacious, luxurious master boasting a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to the large deck. The three other bedrooms, or two plus lounge, are serviced by the main bathroom.  The very top floor inspired by turrets and affectionately known as ‘The Tower,’ is a small lounge with the most jaw-dropping views.

The ground floor has a large second lounge/ rumpus, plus a bathroom and laundry – with chute direct from the bedroom level. The rumpus flows out to the lower terrace and flat lawn outside, with the surrounding gardens filled with sturdy natives planted to withstand the coastal conditions. A stone mason created the pathways from rare bluestone, which lead down to the shelled garden, volcanic wall and beach gate. Steps have been carved into the foreshore to directly access the sand.

With up to five bedrooms, three living rooms and four bathrooms, this dramatically positioned property provides ample space for families. It’s absolute waterfront position, spectacular views and direct beach access makes it one of the most admired and sought-after coastal positions in Auckland.

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