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This family home in Takapuna has prime position and ultimate potential

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With its exceptional proportions and prime position, the potential to personalise and add value to this Takapuna family home is endless


  • Address: 66 Karaka Street, Takapuna, Auckland
  • Land Size: 1348sqm
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2 Garage + 4 off street

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This family home in Takapuna has prime position and ultimate potential

On the market for the first time in 46 years, this hidden estate in Takapuna spans 1348m2 of prime residential land. The freehold property is believed to be one of the original homesteads of the area and has been cherished by the family for almost 5 decades – a spacious character home filled with treasured memories. Extraordinary proportions, coupled with Mixed Housing Urban zoning, means there’s significant potential for refurbishment or development by visionary buyers.

Karaka Street enjoys a central and well-connected location, with the quiet neighbourhood found at the Takapuna end of Tahoroto Road. It’s within easy, level walking distance to Smales Farm business park and the Goodside drinking and dining precinct, along with the Park and Ride for public transport to the CBD. Drivers also have a choice of three motorway onramps to choose from –  Barrys Point, Fred Thomas Drive and Northcote. School zones are a huge drawcard and include Westlake Girls and Boys, Takapuna Normal and Takapuna Grammar School. Takapuna’s cafes, restaurants, shops and entertainment, plus its glorious golden beach, are also just a 10-minute walk from home.

Number 66 is set back from the road within park-like grounds, where a large gate provides access into the expansive, gently sloped property. There’s separate two-car garaging, along with plenty of space for cars to be parked off-street. The white weatherboard home is spread across one level and has been extended over time to offer five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Traditional details like stained glass, Kauri flooring and timber panelling in the entrance hall have been retained, and while much of the home is in original condition, it’s been lovingly maintained over the years.

The light-filled main lounge, dining and well-presented kitchen is the heart of the home and opens out onto the north-facing deck. Four bedrooms (or three plus second living) are serviced by the main bathroom. An extension at the rear now offers an office area, then a large lounge, bedroom, bathroom and private entrance. As well as presenting great separation, this area could easily be closed off to offer separate accommodation for extended family, a home office or as an Airbnb.

The potential to personalise, add value or land bank is endless, with the exceptional proportions and position presenting numerous options. A huge range of remodelling, rebuilding or development visions may be explored, and the home is comfortable enough to live in while architectural plans are drawn up.

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