Off to the perfect start
The owners of this attractive threebedroom bungalow bought it as their first home and lived here happily until realising their next step on the property ladder.
It worked perfectly for them, and will do again for another couple – or it could just as easily serve as a delightful private abode for someone down-sizing.
The 1950s stucco board home at 155 Russell Rd, Manurewa enjoys a quiet location well back from the street at the end of a long driveway – 645 square metres of fenced land with a very pretty outdoor living area including a covered yet sunny north-facing deck.
The vendors have created a really pleasant living environment, combining neutral decor colours with beautifully polished floorboards throughout. They also renovated both kitchen and bathroom, so the major work has all been done.
The lounge is a stylish, spacious living area complete with floorstanding heat pump and an open fire. French doors lead to the large deck which is a good spot for entertaining.
The kitchen is a delightful room with good work space and storage including soft-close drawers and pantry, a ceramic hob and underbench oven. It connects directly to the dining area.
The bathroom is a good use of space, with modern glass shower, nice vanity, heat lamps and heated towel rail. There’s a separate toilet, also a separate concealed laundry with access to the rear lawn.
Off the well-lit central hallway we find two double bedrooms with good wardrobe storage, and a third bedroom ideal for a nursery or young child, or study.
The grounds are very easy-care, with ample space for a young one to play. With just one neighbour there is plenty of privacy.
Aside from the single garage there’s loads of off-street parking and turnaround space, good for two-car families plus visitors, even a boat and trailer.
Russell Road is well-placed for public transport with buses in the street and Homai train station just a few minutes’ walk for commuters. It’s also handy to motorway and airport connections, while Westfield shopping is about a five-minute drive.
The beautifully presented property is well worth seeing. For sale by negotiation, with viewing Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 12.30pm, or by appointment with Gareth McIvor, Barfoot & Thompson Papakura office; 021 462 111 or 09 296 0222.
There’s a great use of space throughout, including french door to the deck.
The renovated kitchen, a happy working space.
Polished timber floors and a choice of climate controls in the lounge.