A home for the gen­er­a­tions

Southern Real Estate Guide - - FRONT PAGE -

Given the op­por­tu­nity to plan their dream home from the ground up, own­ers Mazin and Stella thought be­yond their im­me­di­ate needs.

‘‘We wanted to have a home the whole fam­ily could stay in, in both pri­vacy and com­fort.’’

They en­vis­aged hav­ing two gen­uine homes on one build­ing plat­form, each pro­vid­ing sep­a­rate liv­ing with­out com­pro­mis­ing on qual­ity on ei­ther side. They took their ideas to Jal­con Homes, who de­signed and built a home of ex­traor­di­nar­ily gen­er­ous pro­por­tions - its 549 square me­tre floor area be­ing larger than many nearby sec­tions! The prop­erty it­self is 1555 square me­tres.

Eight years on, the home above Flat Bush still looks like new, a legacy of out­stand­ing plan­ning, un­com­pro­mis­ing qual­ity in the choice of ma­te­ri­als, and an ob­vi­ous pride in the place.

The lay­out sees a five-bed­room, three-bath­room main res­i­dence with three sep­a­rate liv­ing ar­eas, stun­ning kitchen and out­door liv­ing; plus a sec­ond, sound-proofed liv­ing quar­ters with three-bed­rooms and the same lovely out­door ac­cess and out­look. The home bor­ders onto a fine nat­u­ral re­serve of which the own­ers have a 1/66th share of own­er­ship.

Three gen­er­a­tions of the fam­ily have en­joyed the de­lights of home and prop­erty. It has com­mand­ing views north and west, from the Sky tower to the Manukau Heads as well as south­ern vis­tas.

The best views of all are on the top floor, es­pe­cially from the mas­ter bed­room with its floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows. It also boasts an en suite larger than most fam­ily bathrooms, com­plete with big shower, spa bath and dou­ble van­ity.

There are four bed­rooms on this top level, three with walk-in wardrobes; plus a large mez­za­nine study area, chil­dren’s lounge and beau­ti­fully ap­pointed fam­ily bath­room.

The down­stairs liv­ing has to be seen to be be­lieved. Hub of the house is the su­perb kitchen with its beau­ti­ful tiles and stone sur­faces, large walk-in scullery, cen­tral is­land and top qual­ity ap­pli­ances all of which seem mega-sized.

It shares an open plan lay­out with a large fam­ily room with spa­cious ca­sual liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas. This leads to cov­ered and un­cov­ered deck ar­eas which spill onto the lawn and merge with the re­serve – the per­fect lo­ca­tion for sum­mer en­ter­tain­ing and kids’ play.

As if this weren’t enough, there are el­e­gant for­mal din­ing and liv­ing rooms lead­ing off an im­pres­sive en­trance way.

Although com­pletely con­tem­po­rary, the rooms bear all the hall­marks of tra­di­tional crafts­man­ship and fin­ish­ing.

Such space and pri­vacy, so clever in its cater­ing for ex­tended fam­ily, 27 Sov­er­eign Street is sur­pris­ingly only five min­utes from schools, shop­ping and all the ne­ces­si­ties.

The prop­erty is for sale by ne­go­ti­a­tion.

Open homes: Sun­day 3pm3.30pm.

Con­tact Tom Raw­son and Sally Wong, Ray White Manukau 09 274 8667; Tom 027 948 9960 / Sally 021 224 7798.

www.tom­raw­son.co.nz/ MKU24129

This stun­ning kitchen fea­tures su­per-sized ap­pli­ances and a walk-in scullery.

The per­fectly de­signed ca­sual liv­ing zone in­cludes kitchen, din­ing and out­door ar­eas.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.