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This architecturally designed new home has an enviable location

Article by Property Press

Right in the heart of Devonport, this contemporary three-level home offers lifestyle benefits and easy living.


  • Address: 5F Church Street, Devonport
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2 Garage + 1 off street

Contact details

  • Contact: Linda Simmons, 0274590957
  • Auction: 1.30pm Thursday 9 April, Bayleys North Shore Auction Rooms, 28 Northcroft Street, Takapuna
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Devonport

Contemporary designer living at the heart of Devonport

Architecturally-designed and crafted just 10-years ago, this luxurious Devonport residence presents a unique change from the villas of the area. It offers the peace-of-mind, comfort and convenience of a modern build, while still immersed within the heritage atmosphere of the historical neighbourhoods.

Church Street is one of the area’s most sought-after streets, located off King Edward Parade.  Number 5F is tucked back within a private right-of-way just a one-minute walk from the magical waterfront boulevard. Torpedo Bay is the perfect place for summer swims, as is Cheltenham Beach, which is also an easy stroll away. North Head, Mount Victoria and the many local parks and reserves offer expansive green spaces for recreation and relaxation. The Devonport lifestyle is enhanced with the busy village, filled with cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, along with the ferry building. This makes for a quick and convenient trip to the city for work and play.

The team that brought the residence to life includes noted local architect Mike Pepper and reputable builder Derek Armstrong. Together they’ve created a functional, versatile home that showcases meticulous craftsmanship and elegant, European-style design across three-spacious levels. Solid concrete floors and walls have excellent sound-proofing qualities and an intercom system provides security and can open the front door remotely if required. With three living areas, an internal lift, sensor lighting and a flexible floorplan, the property works perfectly for family living and those at all stages of life.

The smart weatherboard construction and clean lines of the exterior structure are an indication of the superior design to follow, with well-established ficus hedges enveloping the fences surrounding the garden courtyard at the front entrance. The ground floor entrance hall and front lounge are tiled, as are the internally-accessed double garage and cloak bay. White Santa Fe shutters create privacy in the lounge and with its own outdoor access, could be the ideal home office well-separated from the rest of the house. High ceilings enhance the feeling of space inside, as does the wall of glass in the open-plan living, dining and chef’s kitchen room, which creates a connection to the lush green garden. Light wood is featured in the cabinetry surrounding the gas fireplace at one end of the room, as well as in the kitchen at the other. This also boasts high-quality Bosch appliances and a scullery.

The picturesque, private outdoor area becomes another room during summer, with neatly clipped hedges enveloping the perfectly flat lawn and paved patio. The mature peach tree’s leaf canopy creates excellent shade in summer and allows the winter sun and light to stream in when it is bare. There’s excellent drainage out here and the area is fully fenced, so safe for kids and pets.

Upstairs, there are many spaces to escape to and enjoy. Dramatic roof lines and high ceilings create an innate sense of space within the four bedrooms. Three are serviced by the main bathroom, while the master boasts its own ensuite, two walk-in wardrobes and private balcony that enjoys views over the treetops and to some of the area’s magnificent heritage homes. The top floor is a light-filled, inspirational space that opens out to glass balconies at either end, capturing views of the busy harbour, Auckland city, Rangitoto and North Head. With a kitchenette for drinks, it can be used as another living space, entertainment area or office.

This captivating property showcases all the hallmarks and undeniable benefits of a new build, while still relishing its special character location.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Linda Simmons, 0274590957
  • Auction: 1.30pm Thursday 9 April, Bayleys North Shore Auction Rooms, 28 Northcroft Street,Takapuna
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Devonport


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