Orewa. NEW ZEALAND 35 minutes North of Auckland
This gorgeously stunning, fully-renovated, north-facing waterfront home in sought-after Red Beach, Orewa is on the market and for sale for only the second time in its 67 year old life.
Its present owners have had a great time peeling back the old layers and transforming the weatherboard home that originally grew like Topsy, catering for a family of boys. Today, it is an interesting and stylish modern pad that city and country dwellers alike will love.
Besides the modern makeover, which has retained its durable weatherboards and five original timber windows, the view is nothing short of spectacular. And, because the position is estuary waterfront, the problems such as salt damage and sand in the house and on the land, generally associated with a seaside frontage, are virtually non-existent.
The estuary is a changing panorama, fluctuating from outward going tide, to rising tide, to full tide with exquisite sand and water patterns and twinkling ripples providing a constantly moving and fascinating picture with never a dull frame shot. For the bird lovers, the estuary is a landing pad for migrating sea birds. The Godwits, Canadian geese, and Oyster Catchers are a common sight in Spring and Summer and the Tui provides its ready sweet song against a background of peace and calm.
Probably the most valuable advantage of this unique property rests in its position – less than five minutes to the motorway, 20 minutes to the CBD (outside of peak hours), three minutes (barely) to the Orewa Village shops and beach and, in the opposite direction, the new Silverdale Town Centre.
In these two distinctly different retail areas, you will find first class facilities from retail to medical and sports, supermarkets, banks and just about everything any normal household requires. Day Care and schools are also well catered for, as are tourism and amenities such as indoor skiing, go carts, and the award winning Northern Arena with pools, gymnasium, cafe and shop.
Homes with glorious sea views are relatively easy to find, many looking over roof tops and from afar. But at 36 Pohutukawa Avenue, for under a million dollars, you will never have to look over someone’s roof, fence, or garden and the unobstructed waterfront view will be all yours for as long as you want to keep it that way.
The recently upgraded estuary walk/cycling track, which covers approximately 7.5 km around the estuary perimeter provides another distinct advantage to living at number 36.
For the keen walker and cyclist, and anyone simply wanting to get fit, a smart 7 kilometre walk from the bottom of your garden will bring you back home in a loop in around one hour and up to one and a half hours, depending on fitness level. Facilities like this, on your doorstep, are hard to beat.
When renovated in 2003, the home was fully insulated, electrics and plumbing renewed, new bathroom and kitchen added along with a huge awning over the north-facing kitchen, and given an extended and fully waterproofed party deck. There is an HRV System and under-floor heating in the bathroom. As the home was restructured, it was given a new roof and connected to a mains water supply. A Smart House system was installed at the same time as the new electric wiring but has never been used. The water tank, underneath the house has recently been connected to a pump for assistance with waste water in the summer months.
The basement has a rumpus/work/storage room, extra under deck concreted storage area and a workshop.
Fitted floor coverings, lighting, waste disposal, water filter, range hood, wall oven and electric bench hobb. An HRV system keeps the house dry all year round and under-floor heating keeps the bathroom tiles warm in the winter. There is a spa bath and chrome heated towel rail with modern shaving mirror in the bathroom.
Book shelves have been fitted in the study.
For an appointment to view Ph 64- 9 4263312
Opening for viewing Sundays 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Enquires from $895.000
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