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This Devonport villa combines character features with modern design

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This deceptively large Devonport home presents all the heritage hallmarks of a traditional character villa but has been masterfully renovated and expanded to offer modern, multi-level living spaces


  • Address: 6 Hanlon Crescent, Devonport, Auckland
  • Land Size: 520sqm
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2

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This Devonport villa combines character features with modern design

Devonport’s Hanlon Crescent is a family-friendly, dual access street. A walk through the reserve and along Seabreeze Road arrives at beautiful Narrow Neck beach, with its children’s playground and café. The palm-fringed fairways of the Waitemata Golf Club are also close by, as is the Achilles Reserve, where local children play.

Education is exceptionally well-catered for, with Takapuna Grammar, Belmont Intermediate and several primary schools within walking distance. Devonport village’s shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are a short drive away, along with the ferry that leaves regularly to the city for commuters.

The property is positioned behind a smart white fence and enveloped within a brand new landscape design, created to be simplistic and easy care. Flat lawns flank the pathway that arrives up to the weatherboard home’s front entrance, where a charming veranda wraps around the side and original leadlights brighten the windows.

The entry hall is the original part of the villa and has high ceilings and polished timber floors. The big front bedroom has its own small, private conservatory, which enjoys views out to Mt Victoria, while across the hall, the formal lounge features the original fireplace and charming rounded bay window overlooking the front garden. Another bedroom and the formal dining room are also located along here, before double doors open into the incredibly light, bright and spacious new part of the residence. This central space is the heart of the home, accented with a feature chandelier and skylights illuminating the area from the soaring ceiling above.

The open-plan kitchen has been cleverly modernised, while still retaining its striking blue leadlight windows. It has a breakfast island and high-quality appliances, plus a servery into the formal dining room. The family bathroom is also part of this central space, along with doors out to a deck for enjoying morning coffee.

A small flight of stairs accesses the spacious second living room/ entertainment area on the ground floor. It’s warmed in winter by the large Escea gas fireplace, while bifold doors open out to the rear decks and garden for summer entertaining. There are two bedrooms located upstairs on the top floor, one that would make a great nursery or home office, and the other the luxuriously proportioned master retreat. The bedroom captures elevated views across to the city and boasts a stylish new ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Perfect for family living in a sought-after Devonport neighbourhood, this spacious renovated villa presents the very best of old and new.

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