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This elegant character home is just steps from Takapuna beach

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Proudly positioned just moments from Takapuna beach, this tastefully modernised 4-bedroom home offers you a stylish lifestyle by the sea


Details

  • Address: 5 Ewen Street, Takapuna
  • Land Size: 613sqm
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking:  2 Garage + 2 off street

Contact details

  • Contact:
    • Jelena Freeman, 021 656563
    • Jim Mays, 021 9377 66
  • Expressions of interest: closes Tuesday 24 March, 2020 at 4 p.m. unless sold prior
  • Further listing details here
  • Premium Real Estate MREINZ

Elegant character home just steps from Takapuna beach

This elegant character home is proudly positioned at the top of Ewen Street, one of the prestigious seaward-side avenues that embrace Takapuna beach. Crafted in 1932 from solid Kauri weatherboards and traditional shingles, it has been tastefully modernised and flows out to expansive outdoor living and a swimming pool.

The current owners had long been residents of Takapuna but made their seaward-side dream a reality in 2016. They’ve loved the lifestyle the iconic location affords, as the beach is just an easy 190m2 stroll from home. A walk along the shore is the perfect way to get to the busy village for coffee, cuisine and cocktails, as well as shopping and entertainment. The motorway onramp is handy for commuters, while Lake Road offers excellent public transport options.

While drawn to the heritage charm and solid bones of the bungalow, there were a few changes that needed to be made to bring it up to today’s level of luxury and look. This began with a redesign of the front landscaping, with the aim to create a more classic garden to reflect the style of the house. Structured Buxus and thick Ficus provide structure, while beds of vibrant pink Iresine create a playful contrast.

The major renovation of the home happened in 2003, so the most recent changes were made to refresh, restore and maximise space inside. This included pulling up old carpet to reveal solid Kauri floorboards and creating two internal windows to create a better connection between the formal lounge and sitting area. Original bevelled glass doors open into the formal lounge, which has a gas fireplace and high board and batten ceilings.

The position of the house means sun and light floods in at all stages of the day, and the more casual sitting and dining area flows out through French doors to a sunny deck. This area is covered, so can be enjoyed all-year-round. The kitchen was reconfigured to create more workspace and a scullery and now boasts stone bench tops, a breakfast bar and high-quality appliances.

A wall of doors in the formal dining area opens out to the alfresco entertaining deck, where a striking white Trendz open fire creates a wonderful ambiance – the perfect place to sit and enjoy summer evenings with friends. The deck steps up to the in-ground swimming pool complex, which is framed with original brick pavers. A pergola is the ideal barbeque spot and the flat lawn is framed with well-established trees.

The master suite is the only bedroom downstairs and opens out poolside. It has a walk-in wardrobe and brand-new, elegantly appointed ensuite with two sinks, a stone vanity, walk-in shower and floor-to-ceiling-tiles. The remaining three bedrooms are located upstairs, each with Santa Fe shutters and elevated outlooks. They’re serviced by the family bathroom.

This enchanting property captures the elegance and warmth of character design, combined with the pleasure of life by the beach.

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Contact details

  • Contact:
    • Jelena Freeman, 021 656563
    • Jim Mays, 021 9377 66
  • Expressions of interest: closes Tuesday 24 March, 2020 at 4 p.m. unless sold prior
  • Further listing details here
  • Premium Real Estate MREINZ

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