Re­muera bun­ga­low in Red­hill quar­ter acre gar­den par­adise

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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.

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