Stun­ning south­ern charmer

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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.

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