Remuera bungalow in Redhill quarter acre garden paradise
Remuera residences never lacked in quality, and the fine 1930s bungalow that was relocated to 42 Redhill Rd some years ago is no exception. What has happened since makes even better reading. Using professional architectural help, the present owners extended and redcorated this grand traditional home, polishing its matai floorboards, modernising the kitchen and bathroom and adding a second bathroom and laundry downstairs - while keeping the character of the place intact. Then they set about transforming the property, an area closer to home as Sue, herself a landscape garden designer, was able to plan and plant beautiful gardens with lovely borders and fine plantings such as roses, camellia, magnolia, box hedges and ground cover to complement the mighty oak and liquidambars within this fully fenced and gated 1093 square metre section. The grounds have irrigation systems and water to the back of the section. It overlooks the valley below, all away out to the silver waters and green hills of the Manukau Heads. The evening colours turn to gold and then a mass of twinkling lights, a sight shared by the dining/ family room and north-facing rear deck. The home, looking gleaming white behind a solid white fence, impressive gate and red brick paved drive, is one of those grand abodes with high plaster ceilings and lots of detailing on the walls and ceilings. The cathedral ceiling in the lounge is a stunning example. There are three big double bedrooms, two of which access a sunroom cum computer room or nursery. It’s a big and versatile room with plenty of natural light, adaptable to any family situation. The kitchen is a genuine hub of the house, a fine work area with first rate appliances, plenty of storage and benchtops, and good connection with lounge, dining and family spaces. It’s an unbroken flow all the way out to the extensive decking - making it a natural entertainer. The home has generous storage capacity, in bedrooms, hallways, kitchen, bathroom and under the house. There is also ample offstreet parking in addition to the garage. 42 Redhill Rd is one of those fortunately elevated homes with views both ways from the ridge - north and west over Manukau and southeast over the Redhill Valley reserve. It’s always been a favourite spot, with some of Redhill’s oldest and finest homes as neighbours. The property is for sale, being marketed by David Slaughter, principal of Mobile Real Estate N.Z. Ltd MREINZ - seeking offers of mid-$500,000s. Viewing is by appointment only - phone David on 09 296 9009, mob 0274 949 712. www.mobilerealestate.co.nz #MRN10169.