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9 cute one-bedroom homes that will make you want to downsize

Article by Property Press

These one-bedders for sale in the North Island right now are packed with potential and prove that bigger isn’t always better

Downsizing is more popular than ever and one bedroom homes offer so much potential. Take advantage of a chance to step on the property ladder and enjoy them as is, or bide your time while you plan your next step in developing the property. A great location or special views can mean they make a perfect retreat without investing too much money. Whatever your needs, these great little North Island one bedders are big on possibilities.

1. Bye bye landlord

This is a perfect opportunity for first home buyers to say goodbye to the landlord and enjoy living in an up-and-coming suburb with great amenities and transport links.

The New Lynn detached unit is very tidy as is and buyers could have fun giving it a style makeover to realise its full potential.

Best of all it has its own little garden for backyard barbies and there’s no body corp to worry about.


2. Country charm

This little Matakana cutie really is captivating with lovely views over the surrounding countryside and so close to both the buzz of Matakana and pretty Campbells Beach.

The compact kitchen and living with warm wooden floors have been stylishly tweaked and leads through French doors to the generous deck which doubles the living space.

A quaint garden studio is ideal for artists or as a sleepout. Enjoy as is or make plans for developing the massive section.


3. Dazzling outlook

So close to Auckland and yet a world away from care, this lovely little Rakino Island hideaway makes the most of its spectacular coastal location.

The elegant living that opens to a deck and those views is supplemented by a shed that doubles as a little sleep out.

A newly fitted kitchen makes entertaining a cinch and there’s really nothing else you need to make memorable moments for years to come.


4. Prime position

Use your imagination to make the most of this opportunity to secure a place close to the hum of Whangamata.

This inventive solution makes the best use of 105m2 space afforded by a utility shed and a container to offer spacious accommodation while you plot your next move.

This is a prime position and the level site has plenty of possibilities for the future while you enjoy family holidays in the present.


5. Great value

What a little cracker! Plan future summer holidays without breaking the bank, a new coastal lifestyle or retirement retreat in this little Waihi cottage with a tidy kitchen and bathroom and mezzanine bedroom.

The section planted with mature trees offers plenty of privacy and a leafy outlook from the cottage which has a deck perfect for summer barbeques.

There’s the bonus of off-street parking, although you can just stroll to the beach for a surf.

6. Tidy home

No, it’s not a typo, you can be king of your own castle for just over $100K and even run a couple of sheep out the back of your garden — that’s what the present owners do.

This tidy Manaia home has plenty of potential for a makeover but is totally liveable as is.

The original kitchen has lots of retro charm and with insulation taken care of and a sunny conservatory extending the living space you can be assured of being cosy no matter the weather. A wonderful chance to climb on that elusive property ladder.

7. Bygone era

It may be a bit rough around the edges but this survivor of a bygone era still offers great potential so close to popular Foxton Beach.

The generous-sized, level site is perfect for redevelopment when the time is right. In the meantime, bring out the paintbrush and enjoy a few holidays while you get a feel for what’s next.


8. Potential plus

Here’s a chance to secure a great site in Paraparaumu, even if you do have to limit cooking to an electric wok or barbie.

This little cottage enjoys a peaceful outlook over the neighbouring Kaitawa Reserve, so you can be assured your peace and privacy will be preserved.

In the meantime, kick back and relax in this tidy one bedder while you explore all the delights of the coast and plot your next move.

9. Grandstand views

Enjoy the grandstand views over Pukerua Bay to Kapiti Island from this much-loved family bach. The retro 70s vibe is perfect for chilling out on the deck that spans the front of the property.

This home is extremely comfortable as is, but there’s also so much potential to develop the downstairs living area when the time is right.

This is the first time the property has been on the market in many decades and is an opportunity to eventually make the most of its unique location while you enjoy it at the moment.


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