Brick and tile units are a great option for getting on the property ladder and have become a popular alternative to apartment living. Here’s 7 for sale right now
Brick and tile units built in the late 60s and early 70s are becoming an extremely popular alternative to apartment living. The solid construction is a big drawcard and they are often very well designed for modern lifestyles, with well-proportioned light-filled rooms that are easily transformed by a quick makeover.
Many also boast some outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. Altogether they make an attractive package for first home buyers scrabbling to get on the Auckland ladder and are equally suited to downsizers. Here’s our pick of units currently for sale in Auckland.
1. Just move in
This lovely little Mount Roskill unit is in a handy location is in a block of only two and features a very pretty grassed north-facing back yard.
The current owner has held on to it for 48 years, and it’s not hard to see why. All been done in the light and airy kitchen, which is large enough for a table and flows outside.
The two bedrooms have built-in robes and the living room is spacious. It’s been well-maintained so there’s nothing for you to do except move in.
2. Spic and span
You can forget the hassle of having to pay a body corp fee for this spic and span Papatoetoe double bedroom unit.
There’s a new kitchen which flows to the living area and outside a lawned area is just waiting for a green-fingered touch to make a pleasant spot to have a barbie.
There’s two double bedooms with built-ins, a new heat pump and brand new carpet throughout so all the creature comforts have been sorted. Walk to the train, or drive to Middlemore Hospital in a matter of minutes.
3. Great package
What a beauty! The front Takanini unit is in a block of only two. Everything has been taken care of for a hassle-free lifestyle. The generous living has a dining nook which flows to the renovated kitchen for easy entertaining.
The bathroom is fresh and bright too, and both the bedrooms are doubles. There’s plenty of parking, and a lawn out the front which could be landscaped further.
This is an extremely attractive package for those hoping to jump on the property ladder.
4. In the action
Walk to the Mall, Dressmart, One Tree Hill or the train station from this fully renovated Onehunga unit that’s in the middle of all the action.
The living area flows to the on-trend kitchen and is bright and airy. The master is very spacious, and the second bedroom is a good-sized single.
With low-maintenace grounds, a carport and plenty of off-street parking this unit in a block of only four has a lot going for it.
5. Sea views
You probably didn’t have sea views on your wish list but this Shelly Park unit delivers a truly spectacular outlook. Relax on the wide deck that flows from the generous open plan living area and enjoy a glass of wine while you soak up the sun, sea and sunsets.
One of the two bedrooms also enjoys views and there’s a little garden around the unit and space to store the kayak.
With plenty of off-street parking this home has everything you need to enjoy an active lifestyle near the sea.
6. Ticking the boxes
This brick and tile Epsom unit in a block of three is a good example of why these homes are so popular.
Well-proportioned light-filled rooms, a leafy outlook, timber floors, eat-in kitchen, separate garage, peace and quiet … the list goes on.
Fully renovated in double Grammar zone this lovely unit ticks all the boxes.
7. Spacious deck
This end unit in Howick has a wonderful spacious deck and lawned area that really sets it apart from the crowd and will make a superb spot for entertaining.
Inside there’s an eat-in kitchen which flows to the light and bright living area, and two very generous double bedrooms.
There’s even the bonus of a separate laundry and two sheds outside solve any storage issues.