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European flair meets heritage charm in this Devonport home for sale

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This immaculate Devonport home for sale is filled with personality. Enjoy the four living rooms, well-designed kitchen and a beautifully landscaped exterior


Details

  • Address: 12 Mays Street, Devonport, Auckland
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Living rooms: 4
  • Parking: 1 Garage

Contact details

  • Contact: Victoria Bidwell, 021 947 080
  • Auction: 1.30pm Thursday 04 April 2019, (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Real Estate

European flair meets heritage charm in this Devonport home for sale

European style meets a charming sense of character at 12 Mays Street in Devonport. Entrenched in rich local history, the iconic Kauri homestead was originally crafted around the turn of the century and has been masterfully renovated over time.

Mays street is an exclusive neighbourhood, home to a collection of Devonport’s finest properties. Positioned only four homes back from the waterfront and beach. You will enjoy swims and seaside strolls minutes from your door.

It’s easy to see why the Devonport lifestyle is so celebrated and sought-after, with its choice of golden beaches, parks reserves and schools. The busy village is a close stroll from home, with its shops, bars, eateries and ferry service to whisk you to the CBD in ten minutes.

The current owners have lived here for the past 10 years and have enhanced the traditional Georgian-style double storey villa, with both beauty and functionality at the forefront of every change. All aspects of the refurbishments have been carefully curated to stay true to the heritage character, with the idea to respect, rather than disturb, the original footprint and construction. They’d previously rebuilt and brought a Georgian villa back to life in Cornwall, so were familiar with the grand proportions, dimensions and signature elements of the style.

A special ambience has been captured in the aesthetic – it’s supremely chic and elegant, grand and comfortable, contemporary yet classic. Feature Clarke & Clarke wallpaper, solid Kauri floors, French doors, cornices and elegant drapes all contribute to and help create the interior design. A simplistic landscaping theme out front perfectly offsets the grand white residence, where feature fretwork, copper detailing and verandas provide an introduction to the stylish heritage accoutrements to follow inside. There are four separate living rooms downstairs, each with its own original working fireplace. Oversized sash windows capture snapshots of the gardens outside, while high ceiling studs enhance the feeling of space. The open kitchen and dining area has been designed for passionate cooks and those who love to host and entertain.

Upstairs, the top floor opens out at either end to covered verandas, both showcasing glimpses of the harbour and its nautical activity from their elevated aspects. Four light-filled and generous bedrooms all have fitted wardrobe systems – the master has its own ensuite while the remaining three bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom.

Outside, the rear garden is a restful urban oasis, flooded with light and sun thanks to its East/West aspect. Fully-fenced flat lawns, raised vegetable beds and the alfresco dining patio are framed with well-established, mature gardens, including both prolifically fruiting avocado and lemon trees. The small cottage out here also makes the perfect artist’s studio. As well as the separate single garage out front, a dedicated car pad provides additional off-street parking.

One of Devonport’s finest estates, this elegant character home combines beautiful interiors and grand proportions perfect for modern living.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Victoria Bidwell, 021 947 080
  • Auction: 1.30pm Thursday 04 April 2019, (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Real Estate

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Please contact Victoria Bidwell to arrange a viewing.


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