When it comes to the filters you apply when house hunting it’s worth thinking outside the box. This collection of homes prove why there’s more to one bedders that just apartments
We often get caught up by narrowing our property search to standard three-bedroom homes, or think that if you are looking for something smaller apartments or units are the only options. Here is our pick of great one-bedroom properties that offer something special or have plenty of options for further development.
1. Potential plus
Everyone knows how tough the market is in Auckland and this little bungalow on a good-sized site in Mount Roskill offers lots of opportunities to get a toe on the property ladder.
The interior will zing with a lick of paint and some design flair and there’s plenty of storage in the double garage. This one-bedder is only limited by your imagination.
2. Calling all beachcombers
Downsize in style with this little beauty right on the beachfront of Plimmerton in Wellington. The 42m2 floor area has been cleverly designed to make the most of the fabulous views of sand and sea.
The compact living area opens to a deck that spans the front of the property, complete with spa, and a wood burner will warm winter nights. This special spot, only 30 minutes from Wellington, sits on a 108m2 leasehold section.
3. Totally charming
There’s nothing to do in this picture perfect Vogeltown cottage in Wellington except move in and enjoy the peace and quiet. All the practicalities like rewiring and a new roof have been taken care of, and the stylish kitchen and living area flows to generous decks.
There’s the bonus of a great studio space outside and the 872m2 section offers flexible options for the future.
4. Special haven
Wow! This little home on the Kapiti Coast has so much charm that you won’t feel as if you’ve downsized at all.
The lofty ceilings, framed bush views, spacious open plan living and gorgeous bathroom will have you feeling as if you’re on holiday all year round – no wonder the present owners have enjoyed this property for the past 35 years.
The bedroom is inviting and cosy and there’s a claw foot bath in the bathroom. You’ll never want to leave.
5. I can see for miles
This off-the-grid one bedder in Dunedin is one of a kind, perched on a whopping 3527m2 site with stupendous views down Otago Harbour and over to Aramoana.
The spacious living area with vaulted timber ceiling opens to one of several decks, and the mezzanine bedroom makes the most of the outlook. This home really is something completely different and has extra flexibility offered by a studio and proximity to Port Chalmers.
Words by: Sarah Beresford