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This St Heliers home for sale has panoramic views and endless potential

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Charming heritage features have been artfully retained throughout this prestigious St Heliers home. Find more photos and information on this listing below

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  • Address: 8 Clarendon Road, St Heliers, Auckland
  • Land Size: 865sqm
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Living rooms: 2
  • Parking: 3 off street

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This St Heliers home for sale has panoramic views and endless potential

Celebrating a spectacular location on St Heliers’ esteemed Clarendon Road, number 8 showcases dazzling panoramic views and a private gated walkway to the beach. Originally crafted during the 1800s and firmly entrenched in Auckland’s rich history, the property was the area’s first farmhouse and still has remnants of the original water well in the front garden.

It’s presented in largely original condition, so offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be developed or renovated to make way for a magnificent coastal retreat.

St Heliers home for sale

The location epitomises quintessential Eastern Bays living – just a moment’s easy walk from St Heliers waterfront village and golden beach. There’s a choice of excellent local cafes, bars and restaurants, with Kohi and Mission Bay a pleasant flat walk along Tamaki Drive. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the proximity to Glover Park, as well as the ability to watch the tides from home and enjoy a dip in the sea whenever the mood takes.

Presented to market for the first time in 51 years, the large 234m2 residence is enveloped within 865m2 grounds. It was built to stand the test of time from ‘London Brick Co’ stamped ballast bricks, offloaded at St Heliers Bay in the early 1800s. In 1985 it was split into two separate apartments – a three-bedroom two-bathroom upstairs and two-bedroom, one bathroom downstairs – with separate entrances side by side.

Charming heritage features have been artfully retained throughout, including character windows, French doors, ornate high ceilings and an original brick fireplace.

The seaward side estates on Clarendon Road capture uninterrupted cinematic views from their elevated position, with this one no exception. Upstairs, the top floor apartment showcases the magical landscape of sea, land and sky from the living area, master and balcony. It’s an ever-changing spectacle, alive with activity by day and night.

Cruise ships make their way down the harbour, ferries splice through the waves and fleets of yachts race on weekdays. As night falls, the lights of the Harbour Bridge, Sky Tower and the North Shore come to life.  Downstairs, a sheltered veranda opens out to the expansive front lawn and garden of the ground floor apartment. From here a gate opens out onto the walkway, which leads directly to the beach.

St Heliers home for sale

The property has undergone refurbishments over the years, with a roof replacement and earthquake strengthening offering good peace of mind. In illustrious company, surrounded by high-value estates in a prime location, the scene is set for plans to be drawn up for 8 Clarendon Road’s next incarnation.

It could be easily reconverted into a large five-bedroom home befitting the exceptional site and reinvigorating its historical character, or has the dimensions, proportions and mixed housing zoning to be extensively redeveloped.  The possibilities are endless.

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