This grand circa 1900's Edwardian residence is nestled behind bluestone walls and a gated entrance opposite Auckland Grammar at the junction of Mountain Road and Rockwood Place. Recently refurbished, it offers contemporary living zones both indoors and out whilst retaining its old-world charm with a steep roof and gables, a tall brick chimney, casement windows with stained glass, and authentic interior detailing including an original timber staircase.
The residence can be accessed via two covered entrances both of which feed into the distinct main living areas. A study off the foyer offers a quiet place to work and a large drawing room comprising two fireplaces provides an ambient setting for quiet relaxation. A separate dining room adorned with an inspiring peacock blue interior and a classical chandelier offers a seamless connection to the outdoors. A large informal dining room is a fusion of old and new with original polished timber floors and large new floor tiles. The designer kitchen incorporates a separate laundry room, a scullery, a premium gas cooktop, an integrated French door fridge and tapware and fittings with a gold satin finish. A quaint sunroom opening to a small private patio complete with a water fountain is a peaceful place to enjoy the mornings. There are two double bedrooms located on this level including the master suite which incorporates an elegantly appointed ensuite. An additional large bathroom features a freestanding tub and bespoke chattels and an additional powder room caters for house guests. Upstairs, a high studded home theatre room with a projector and a large screen is perfect for teenagers or young children. Three additional bedrooms on this level are serviced by a luxuriant bathroom.
A heated outdoor pool is surrounded by established gardens and an adjoining cabana offers an exceptional setting for alfresco entertainment. There is a single car garage accessed via the living room and an additional two car garage located on the forecourt. A games room at the rear of the garage boasts an additional bathroom and a wine cellar. Opening to decking overlooking the pool, it is perfect for a growing family or could be utilised as a sixth bedroom, a home office or as guest quarters.
The home is encompassed by landscaped surrounds with mature trees and beautifully manicured gardens providing privacy and creating a tranquil urban sanctuary. In zone for Newmarket School, Auckland Normal Intermediate, Auckland Grammar, and Epsom Girls' Grammar, it is within walking distance of the vibrant shopping mecca of Newmarket and is a short commute to the Auckland CBD. Distinguished and exquisite, this stunning residence will provide its new owners with an unrivalled lifestyle in an exceptionally convenient location.