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This Kohimarama icon is on the market for the first time in 43 years

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Now’s your chance to own this grand 1940s Kohimarama villa. With character-filled interiors and a well-cared for garden, this home is sure to be snapped up


Details

  • Address: 107 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
  • Land Size: 857sqm
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 2 Garage + 6 Off Street

Contact details

  • Contact: Thomas Weber, 021 677 608 and Helen Weber, 021 278 8090
  • Auction: 5th June 2019, Settlement 28th June 2019, 34 Shortland St, Auckland City (Unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate

This Kohimarama icon is on the market for the first time in 43 years

On the market for the first time in 43 years, this grand 1940s white weatherboard villa is located on a perfectly flat, 875m2 estate. Proudly positioned at number 107 Kohimarama Road, its gracious and impressive roadside presence is a sterling introduction to the impeccable craftsmanship and historical charm that abound inside.

The current owners purchased the home in 1976, with their sons fondly recalling a privileged childhood growing up within the established and sought-after neighbourhood. As children they attend Kohimarama School, located directly across the road, and after school and weekends would be spent playing tennis, cricket or kicking a ball around the grounds. Both Kohi and Mission Bay beaches were close enough to drag a windsurfer or canoe down to and they also sailed P class boats at Kohi Yacht Club. Today, this truly is Eastern Bays living at its consummate best –  a pleasant waterfront walk, bike or drive from the CBD and handy to all the local cafes, bars, restaurants and shops within this coveted area.

Character-filled interiors tell a tale of days gone by. Captivating design elements synonymous with the era feature throughout – high ceilings, elegant cornices, art deco-style walls and windows and French doors. From the entry foyer on the ground floor, glass internal doors open into the formal lounge that is warmed in winter by the gas fireplace. The elegant dining room flows into the country-style kitchen and casual sitting area, which opens out to the sunny north-facing deck and back garden.

Perfect for families with kids and pets, this vast green expanse is fully fenced and enveloped with mature gardens. It has the dimensions to accommodate a swimming pool with ease. The separate sleep out/ guest cottage out here has an open-plan bedroom and living area, as well as a bathroom. It presents the ideal accommodation for extended family, guests or a lucky teenager.

Back inside, the large family bathroom with bath and separate laundry are also found on the ground floor, before a wide staircase arrives up to the second level. A bathroom and three light-filled bedrooms are found up here, with two of the rooms enjoying elevated views across to the Auckland city skyline. Out front there is plenty of off-street parking available, as well as two separate single garages.

While the property has been impeccably maintained both inside and out and its great presence undeniable, there is enticing potential to update and add value, restoring and reinvigorating its former glory.  The location, character and potential are significant and will appeal to discerning purchasers with a passion for the area and era.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Thomas Weber, 021 677 608 and Helen Weber, 021 278 8090
  • Auction: 5th June 2019, Settlement 28th June 2019, 34 Shortland St, Auckland City (Unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate

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