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Enjoy style and sophistication in this waterfront Devonport villa

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This exceptional turn-of-the-century villa in Devonport enjoys sea views and elegant living. See more below


Details

  • Address: 43 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 2 car parks

Contact details

  • Contact: Victoria Bidwell, 021 947 080
  • For sale: Expressions of interest on or before 4pm Wed 24 July 2019
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Real Estate

Enjoy style and sophistication in this waterfront Devonport villa

Celebrating a grandstand position on King Edward Parade’s iconic promenade, number 43 is a turn-of-the-century villa reimagined for modern living.

This celebrated Devonport waterfront position embraces a choice of small beaches, parks and playgrounds and is just an easy, three-minute amble from the charming village. Here a collection of cafes, bars and restaurants can be enjoyed, while a 15-minute ferry takes you to the heart of Auckland city. The peninsula’s picturesque landscape including North Head and Mount Victoria means there are many local parks and reserves, as well as choice of wonderful swimming beaches, including the one directly across the road from home, Cheltenham and Torpedo Bay close by. Kayaks and dinghy are simply wheeled across the road.

A white picket fence, well-established, manicured gardens and a shell mosaic pathway are a charming and fitting introduction to the storybook villa. Inside, signature period design elements and materials have been artfully retained, particularly in the original part of the home at the front. High ceilings, solid timber floors, original fireplaces and leadlights emanate true heritage charm. Warmed with ducted central heating, stylish Bosca wood-burner and illuminated with abundant natural light large sash windows and numerous French doors.

Having always admired it, the current owners purchased the home in 2013 – their third King Edward Parade property. After living all around the world, they fell in love with Devonport and the incredible lifestyle and surroundings it offers. Before they procured it, the residence was owned by another family who were responsible for the meticulously engineered renovations and expansion of the floorplan, which was all undertaken to exacting and exemplary standards.

The living areas are fully immersed in the dazzling view, enjoying an unobstructed and ever-changing outlook that is always alive with activity. The deep water on this side of the harbour means enormous cruise ships, ferries and commercial vessels pass right out infront, along with fleets of yachts and launches, with the Eastern Bays lit up at night. The contemporary kitchen in the centre of the home, with light and airy formal and casual living and dining spaces enveloping it. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house, with another bedroom and bathroom found in the self-contained studio accommodation located above the double garage.

The inside flows out at many junctures to charming alfresco living areas and the perfectly north-facing rear deck was extended to capture even more sun and entertaining options. This wonderfully private area has a louvered canopy for shelter and steps down to a fenced flat lawn, enveloped with mature trees and a citrus grove. Behind this there is access to the driveway, which is entered via Duders Avenue. With its own separate entrance, kitchenette and bathroom, the studio above the garage is ideal for guests, extended family or for use as an Airbnb.

Opportunities to acquire such a special property in this iconic location are very rare – 43 King Edward Parade is a true celebration of history on the waterfront in Devonport.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Victoria Bidwell, 021 947 080
  • For sale: Expressions of interest on or before 4pm Wed 24 July 2019
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Real Estate

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