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This Greenhithe character home for sale is a hidden gem

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Offering space, privacy and tonnes of character, this Greenhithe home comes with a lot of potential. See more below


  • Address: 10 Louvain Place, Greenhithe, Auckland
  • Land Size: 1070sqm
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 5 Garage

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This Greenhithe character home for sale is a hidden gem

Tucked away in a quiet Greenhithe pocket, this 1070m2 freehold property on Louvain Place presents a traditional character home with exceptional potential.

Tightly woven into the area’s local history, the home was originally crafted in the 1950’s in Point Chevalier, then brought across to Greenhithe in 1978. The settlement was barely existent at that time, made up of sparse rolling hills and farmland.  In fact, the original owners were the ones responsible for subdividing the neighbourhood and named the street Louvain, after her Mother, who was named Louvain as a mark of respect for her uncle, who was away fighting in the war in Louvain, Belgium, when she was born.

The current owners have lived here for the past 18 years, relishing the wonderful peace and privacy the position affords and the special family memories created over the decades.  A home with history and heart.

Greenhithe is a unique community, revered for its family-friendly atmosphere, charming village, pony club and many parks, reserves and direct water access to Lucas Creek.  Despite the slower pace and picturesque landscape, Greenhithe is exceptionally convenient, accessed via the handy motorway onramp just moments from Louvain Place’s quiet cul-de-sac.

Located at the end of the street, there is an abundance of off-street parking available around the circular driveway at number 10.  Plenty of room for all the cars, boat and caravan!

The white weatherboard home is filled with character – wide hallways, gleaming macrocarpa floors and a total of nine original leadlight windows. The heritage Shacklock wood burning stove and brick surrounds have also been retained as an ornamental element in the kitchen, while the remainder has been updated to suit more functional modern requirements. There is still lots of potential to further renovate throughout the home and add your personal touch.

Offering four large double bedrooms, master with an Ensuite, two separate lounges and combined kitchen dining.  There is plenty of space for family living and separation.

The inside flows out to the north-facing patio and well-established gardens, complemented by a separate alfresco terrace and expansive and very private in-ground swimming pool complex. The hobby shed out here makes for the ideal artist’s studio or office. The triple carport connects the house to the large garage and workshop – it also has two rooms and a bathroom and was previously used as a teenage sleep-out and art studio. It could also be ideal for a work from home situation.

The beauty of the address is that, despite its history and land size, Louvain Place is technically considered ‘new Greenhithe’ and is subsequently zoned Residential Mixed Housing Suburban. This means many development opportunities may be explored.

Selling well below CV, the vendors are motivated and downsizing.  It’s now time for this cherished character home to start its new chapter.

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