Stunning southern charmer
Our featured home this week is a 1920s bungalow that is an impressive blend of character and modernity.
Ideal for family living and endless summer BBQs, 128 Maich Rd is perfect for young professionals and families wanting to upgrade.
In our experience, not too many homes are known to come on the market in this established street. Besides enjoying proximity to Manukau City and snuggling up to Hillpark, the residents of this charming home have easy access to the Southern and Airport Motorways, locals shops, schools and healthcare.
Thoughtful attention has gone into bringing the house into the year 2016, with plenty of original features lovingly restored to a superior standard. You will fall in love as soon as you step through the front gate.
The front yard is landscaped beautifully and fully fenced for children and pets to play safely. The feature garden includes a pergola, and the sprawling deck has been built for entertaining and provides a stunning indoor/outdoor flow for a busy family life.
The entrance has the wow factor – with its original front door, stunning dome ceiling and light fixture. Gorgeous matai flooring throughout adds to the warmth. If character is on your wish list then this space will get your heart racing.
Your eye will wander down to the dining and kitchen area that is not only large but well planned to include a full dining table. We were impressed with the original brick gas fire that has stainless steel appliances built into it. This space is the hub of the home with many family dinners prepared and enjoyed.
Two large living spaces are off the hallway – they have beautiful large windows and a french door to frolic in the summer sun. There is also a heat pump plus an HRV system to protect your family’s health and the value of your investment.
There are a total of three bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom with bay window, high ceilings and double wardrobes. The second bedroom is also wellproportioned with its own bay window facing the back garden. The third bedroom is bright and cosy.
The bathroom is huge and features the original claw foot bath that has been fully restored, a solid timber vanity and a stunning sash window to let in all the sun.
Other original features you will love include exterior timber weatherboards; large single car garage; polished matai flooring, high ceilings, large windows with matai joinery.
Bungalows are an exceptional piece of architecture that will become harder to find as the years go by. In our opinion, charm and quality like this are hard to find, especially in such an excellent location. If you are looking at a change in lifestyle, this beauty is highly recommended.
Sale by auction at Urban Soul Cafe, 652 Great South Rd, Manukau. Viewing at open homes Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 12.30pm.
Call Rick Millen of Professionals Manukau City on 021 072 9818.
The dining/kitchen area has an original brick gas fire and stainless steel appliances.
If character is on your wish list then this home has loads of it.
The front yard is landscaped beautifully and fully fenced for children and pets to play safely.