Builder’s own home shows its class

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If Welling­ton is ‘Ab­so­lutely, Pos­i­tively’ then per­haps Pa­pakura Town should stake the claim, ‘Full of Sur­prises.’ So many of its prop­erty gems are hid­den away in quiet cor­ners, homes of qual­ity en­joy­ing oo­dles of space.

One of the best ex­am­ples is to be found at 75B Beach Road – the end prop­erty of an en­clave of homes tucked away down a pri­vate laneway.

The 1960s home was built as the fam­ily home by prom­i­nent lo­cal builder Andy Carr, who was def­i­nitely a man ahead of his time when it came to for­ward think­ing de­sign.

Carr re­ally in­dulged him­self in terms of de­sign, ma­te­ri­als and con­struc­tion skills. This home is won­der­fully in­for­mal, with liv­ing spa­ces full of nat­u­ral light and flow, and beau­ti­ful gar­den out­looks. In a home de­signed without hall­ways, there is al­ways a win­dow, al­ways some­thing to see. The wide va­ri­ety of build­ing ma­te­ri­als ranges from tim­ber to brick, cork to slate and glass to solid stone – there are also high beamed and sarked ceil­ings, beau­ti­ful floors and cab­i­netry.

From the en­trance with its thought­ful ‘cloak­room’, the home opens out to large liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces com­plete with wood­burner and heat pump (one of two heat pumps). There are slid­ing doors seem­ingly ev­ery­where, lead­ing to de­light­ful gar­den or pa­tio set­tings so you can fol­low the sun all day.

The large farm­house-style kitchen has masses of stor­age and food prep space; it’s cen­tral to the main liv­ing/din­ing and also an­other fam­ily room in a sunny sit­u­a­tion, with a large mod­ern bay win­dow and ac­cess to a pa­tio which is per­fectly sit­u­ated for af­ter­noon drinks or evening din­ing.

There are three dou­ble bed­rooms and two bath­rooms; the mas­ter bed­room with semi en suite.

The large garage/work­shop con­tains a good-sized, lined of­fice; there’s also a car­port, a cov­ered trailer port and gar­den shed.

The grounds con­tain many beau­ti­ful plant species in both river­stone and edged bor­der gar­dens, with flower colour, box hedgerows and a ter­rific climb­ing tree. The prop­erty backs onto the play­ing fields of St Mary’s School, ex­tend­ing the green spa­ces.

Sit­u­ated in the Rose­hill zone, 75B Beach Road is only a minute’s drive from the mo­tor­way de­spite its quiet and pri­vate lo­ca­tion.

With the owner hav­ing bought in Whi­tianga, this prop­erty must be sold. The auc­tion takes place on Wed­nes­day Sep­tem­ber 21, on­site at 5pm un­less sold prior.

View­ing: Satur­day/Sun­day 2pm2.30pm.

Con­tact: Noe­line West­ley South­ern Cor­ri­dor Re­alty Ltd – Ray White Pa­pakura 027 590 3011.

Go on­line at www.rw­pa­pakura.co.nz/PPK22950 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

This builder’s own fam­ily home was con­structed by one of Pa­pakura’s finest builders in the 1960s – yet it’s to­tally con­tem­po­rary to­day.

A din­ing room fit for a ban­quet ad­joins the main lounge.

The gar­den’s green spa­ces seem to stretch be­yond its bound­aries.

This fam­ily room with its gor­geous gar­den outlook is just one of the liv­ing spa­ces.

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