Ir­re­sistible and af­ford­able in Pa­pakura

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There will be one very lucky fam­ily that will be cel­e­brat­ing all sum­mer.

Lo­cated in a quiet and sought af­ter Opa­heke neigh­bour­hood, 1/2 Al­bert St is a char­ac­ter filled beauty that is ready to lay out the wel­come mat for its next own­ers. Bril­liantly brought into the year 2016, the prop­erty is highly rec­om­mended for first-time buy­ers and young pro­fes­sion­als or re­tirees look­ing to give up the care of large prop­er­ties but value space, pri­vacy and con­tem­po­rary com­forts.

Own­er­ship comes with sev­eral ben­e­fits, not the least be­ing ul­tra con­ve­nience. As well as en­joy­ing quick mo­tor­way ac­cess, the prop­erty is an easy stroll to town, the train sta­tion, lo­cal shops and Opa­heke School. High school zon­ing is for Rose­hill Col­lege.

Cur­rent own­ers Stephanie and Joshua Tot­man – who ac­quired the home in 2013 and have lived in it since Fe­bru­ary 2014 – have ex­ten­sively ren­o­vated the place.

‘‘Over the past two years we have slowly worked on each room, mak­ing it a light, airy fam­ily home for our grow­ing fam­ily to en­joy,’’ Stephanie says. ‘‘I en­joy find­ing pieces for the house as I have an in­ter­est in home decor.’’

The at­ten­tion to de­tail is ev­i­dent through­out the house, which is beau­ti­fully pre­sented, with warm na­tive tim­ber floors pro­vid­ing a stun­ning con­trast to the neu­tral hues of the walls and high ceil­ings. The liv­ing area is open and airy, and the home has a warm and invit­ing feel. Light cas­cades into the house from the large win­dows, mak­ing you feel part of the sur­round­ings.

Josh is an avid pho­tog­ra­pher and en­joys dis­play­ing his pas­sion in the home.

‘‘This is a fab­u­lous home that of­fers an in­spir­ing back­drop for the both of us,’’ Stephanie points out.

‘‘Our daugh­ter Florence is the cen­tre of our lives and she has en­joyed her first year grow­ing in this house.’’

En­ter­tain­ing friends and fam­ily is a breeze, with ex­cel­lent flow from the kitchen and din­ing ar­eas out to the mas­sive rear deck, which is sunny, shel­tered and per­fect for BBQs.

The fully fenced easy care sec­tion pro­vides a great play­ing area for kids, and you can try your hand at grow­ing your own veges in the raised gar­den beds.

In our ex­pe­ri­ence, op­por­tu­ni­ties to ac­quire an af­ford­able home in a qual­ity neigh­bour­hood are rather rare in Auck­land. Which is why we be­lieve the prop­erty will gen­er­ate in­ter­est among first home buy­ers and in­vestors.

View­ing at open homes Satur­day and Sun­day 2pm to 2.30pm. Sale by ne­go­ti­a­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion call of Alison Kemp of Bar­foot & Thompson Pa­pakura on 021 848 888.

Stun­ning ren­o­va­tion, sun filled spa­ces and an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion are the at­trac­tions of 1/2 Al­bert St in Pa­pakura.

At­ten­tion to de­tail is ev­i­dent through­out, and the home has a warm, invit­ing feel.

Light pours into the house, mak­ing you feel part of the sur­round­ings.

The warm tim­ber floor­ing forms a bril­liant con­trast to the light and airy in­te­ri­ors.

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