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6 one-bedroom homes that prove big isn’t always better

Article by Property Press

These sweet one-bedroom homes for sale across New Zealand are the perfect mix of style and size

One bedroom houses are more popular than ever, with potential buyers attracted by the chance to get on the property ladder at a competitive price, or freeing up capital and downsizing. They offer a lot of pluses that you don’t get with apartment living — the potential for attractive outdoor living areas, storage options, and no body corporate.

Many also can act as a stepping stone to building something bigger, with generous sections offering lots of possibilities. Small homes are great lifestyle options for a wide range of people. Here’s our pick from round the country.

1. No brainer

This little Lower Hutt sweetie has everything you need to say goodbye to the landlord. It’s a very attractive alternative to apartment living as it has the bonus of a fenced garden, garage and storage shed.

Inside there’s nothing to be done except move in to the light-filled living room, and enjoy a coffee in your cosy kitchen.

This really is a case of less is more, with a great location near local shops – it’s a no brainer.


2. Master class

Be on holiday all year round in this charming little  Omokoroa home. Sit on the deck and enjoy the water views, or go for a stroll along the nearby walkway to the boat club.

This really is a masterclass on how to make the most of a limited space. The sunny deck doubles the living area and has captivating views over the lawn and mature trees to the water.

This little gem would suit so many people — from retirees, to singles, to those wanting a lock up and leave bolt hole. One of a kind in a great location.


3. Downsizers’ dream

Wow, this one bedroom Christchurch home is a downsizers’ dream. The 1950s original cottage has had a makeover that has taken it to the next level.

Its stylish looks are followed through in all the details — built-in wardrobe, heat pumps, generous open plan living opening to a patio and level lawn, tiled bathroom with double shower…the list goes on.

There’s even a studio and an outdoor bath to relax in while you think how lucky you are.


4. Starter kit

Tucked away down a driveway off the main drag this little cottage in Te Atatu complete with two carports is in a world of its own.

Surrounded by trees, it offers a peaceful space for the next owner to catch their breath before they consider the potential of this site. A makeover would make the house a pleasure to live in and the location is ideal for anyone who has big plans for the future.

A great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a very popular Auckland suburb.


5. Perfect chance

Houses in this price range in Auckland are as rare as hen’s teeth. Sure it needs a makeover, but this solid Papatoetoe home on a good block offers buyers not afraid of a bit of work with a great opportunity.

The floor plan is ideal for a bit of TLC, with an open-plan kitchen and living area complete with fireplace. Polished floors are a bonus, as is the off-street parking. Close to the local shops, train station and Middlemore, it’s perfect for someone ready to seize the day.


6. Great location

This little Southland cutie is all about the whopping level 809m2 block. Very tidy inside and out it’s the stuff dreams are made of. Enjoy the proximity to the lakefront, amenities and the attractions of the area for a very reasonable price.

There’s nothing to do here but say goodbye to the landlord, relax on the deck and start to think about your next move.

Words by: Sarah Beresford.

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