Labour Week­end auc­tion at Whanga­mata har­bour wa­ter­front

Hauraki-Coromandel Post - - Property Guide - By Jo Fer­ris

Patiki Point is a beau­ti­ful spot – a small neigh­bour­hood sit­ting at the north­ern tip of Whanga­mata’s town­ship. This is a tran­quil com­mu­nity on the idyl­lic Patiki Bay, and Dur­rant Drive runs down to the re­serve on the point. Nes­tled right by this re­serve, No. 175 is among the best po­si­tions. One of Whanga­mata’s iconic homes, it’s ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed to take full ad­van­tage of the views - em­brac­ing them wher­ever pos­si­ble. Thanks to this po­si­tion, the home com­mands the best of the sun and na­ture.

Built from brick and cedar, rimu fea­tures through­out the home’s in­te­rior, which in­stils warm ac­cents to the soft dé­cor. Roof and ceil­ing pitches add in­ter­est, while en­hanc­ing the space and light. Tim­ber fea­tures are show­cased in high-pitched ceil­ings and ex­posed beams, with tongue and groove floor­ing in the kitchen and din­ing room. An in­built unit for the drinks and glass­ware is crafted in rimu. Bath­room van­i­ties are also fin­ished in rimu, while the mas­ter bed­room up­stairs fea­tures di­ag­o­nal pan­elling be­hind the bed. Com­plete with its own bath­room and floor­length glaz­ing, this bed­room’s win­dows frame views around the re­serve to the wa­ter and hills be­yond. A mez­za­nine on this up­per level is handy as well. It gives op­tions for a pri­vate snug, of­fice, or ex­tra ac­com­mo­da­tion, while still al­low­ing con­ver­sa­tion with fam­ily be­low in the lounge.

Views are on of­fer in nearly ev­ery room of this home.

It’s what sur­rounds this home that lifts it to the next level. The seam­less link with the re­serve cre­ates a con­tin­ual stretch of lawn. It is a na­ture-lover’s ex­panse – bask­ing in wide views to the up­per har­bour, down to the ma­rina and be­yond. With rib­bons of re­serve to walk along, you can me­an­der around the var­i­ous points from Patiki Bay, across the cause­way to the ma­rina and wharf. Launch the kayak at high tide and pad­dle around the har­bour. Be at one with na­ture and be the bet­ter for it.

The own­ers have loved this home for 28 years. Auc­tion at Labour Week­end will de­cide its next chap­ter.

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