Living it up in The Gardens
Take a deep breath – you are about to enter an extraordinary property.
Built with meticulous attention to detail and exuding a sophisticated character in a manor-like setting, 186 Hill Rd is a rare discovery – a premium residence that is also family orientated.
Located in The Gardens, the property has all the ambience and elegance of an English estate, with the red brick residence offering a brilliant contrast to the rows and rows of neatly trimmed hedges. Barely two minutes to the motorways and handy to shops, Totara Park and the Botanic Gardens, this is prime real estate we are talking here.
And if that wasn’t enough to capture your attention, the owners Mary and Phil have also placed their two adjoining sections – 600 and 524 square metres – on the market. Bet you are wide awake now!
In our experience it is rare for packages of this calibre to come on the market in such a sought after neighbourhood. Empty sections being an almost extinct species in Auckland, we would recommend astute purchasers consider land banking with an eye to future development.
The home appears like it has been gently dropped into this setting, with the landscaped for all ages and stages.
Mary and Phil’s pride and joy is the main lounge – there are a total of three living areas – that captures the essence of the property. Besides allowing the sun to cascade in from multiple angles, it opens out to the large BBQ deck that extends into the garden. You could sit here all day, gaze at the greenery or be captivated by the bird life, and not feel the urge to move.
The contemporary kitchen comes with two full-sized ovens, an island with granite benchtop and a unique on-bench extractor.
While the parents’ retreat – an impressive master suite with walkin wardrobe and en suite with bifold \s access to the gardens – is located downstairs, the other three bedrooms are on the second level.
For the couple, the needs of their three children – who were 16, 14 and 11 when construction began – were paramount. ‘‘We wanted them to have all the privacy and comforts that growing children crave for, so we located their accommodation upstairs,’’ they say.
While one bedroom comes with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe, the other two have access to a modern bathroom. Plus, there’s a generous lounge on this level.
Your parking options include a double internal access garage and off-street space for several vehicles and the boat.
Plus, there’s a large office, loads of storage, separate laundry room off the garage, work/hobby space, underfloor heating in the tiled areas, and a ventilation system to protect your family’s health and the value of your investment.
With the children having flown the coop, this is the perfect time for Mary and Phil to move on to another project. It would be the couple’s fifth home, so we believe another spectacular design is brewing in their heads.
The property will be sold via auction onsite at 3pm, October 8, 2016, unless sold prior.
For more information call Annette Kelly or Glenis Shirley of Harcourts Manurewa. Annette 0272 406 726, Glenis 0274 987 703.
Buyers have the option of acquiring this large, premium home in The Gardens plus two adjoining sections.
The indoors areas seamlessly flow out to the stunning entertaining deck.
There are a total of three living areas, each with its own special ambience.
The interiors of this residence are finished to a superior spec.