A picturesque coastal escape offering a character beachfront lifestyle or weekend city escape just 1.5 hours from central Auckland.
Extensively renovated with stunning sea views, this charming 130 year-old 1,459m2 seaside property blends modern functionality and design with classic charm. Kauri floors and original sash windows create warm ambiance and the open plan layout, together with the high stud, creates an easy feeling of space and flow. The cosy family room next to the modern kitchen opens out through French doors to landscaped gardens and the three double bedrooms are thoughtfully decorated, including a master with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite.
Originally designed as a light-filled gallery space, the central open plan living/dining has feature skylights, uplighting and doors opening out to decking at both ends. Step out the back of the house to kitchen gardens and mature native bush, including kauri, kowhai and rimu, or contemplate the elevated sea views from the spacious front verandah. Offering delightful features and views at every turn, this is truly a home celebrating nature and an upbeat rural coastal vibe.
A sheltered coastal courtyard with in-built dining table offers sun-soaked relaxation amidst native and exotic planting and winding shell pathways - ideal for entertaining or just sitting back and enjoying the ocean outlook through clifftop pohutukawas. Observe the abundant birdlife, including kereru, tui, herons and kingfishers as you make your way down to the shared jetty for high tide boating or explore the golden sands of tranquil Matakawau Bay. The Council-owned nearby island was once part of the property and is easily accessed by kayak or by foot at low tide.
Currently much-enjoyed as a weekend hideaway shared with friends and family, this property is ideally set-up for accommodating guests. A spacious sleep-out opens out to the courtyard and offers the potential for remodeling to include a bathroom and kitchenette. A lean-to and garden shed next to the tree-lined drive offer further storage options.
Attractively presented with easy-care landscaped gardens and established fruit trees, this property is a coastal country haven strongly connected to the land and its historic roots. The Awhitu Peninsula remains a serene, rural escape, yet is so accessible to Auckland City offering beaches, bush and tidal bays looking into the Manukau Harbour.
Full of personality and offering both relaxation and inspiration, the natural vibrancy of this historic, modernized coastal home makes it ideal as a quiet family retreat or lively focal point for gatherings. Call to view today.