North Shore, 23 Killarney Street, Takapuna
Auction: on-site 3:00 p.m. Sunday 24th March 2019 (unless sold prior)Intoxicating views of Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Milford and the Waitemata Harbour to Auckland's CBD are captured from this palatial 330 sq m home on the highest ridge point in Takapuna.A celebration of traditional grandeur and modern amenities, the classic executive home is a great base for a family to enjoy the central Takapuna lifestyle - as well as a fantastic opportunity to landbank in the highly sought-after Mixed Housing Urban zone. It is an easy stroll to the lake, fabulous swimming beaches, top cafes, restaurants, shopping, theatres and myriad recreational facilities.Set in parklike 1012 sq m grounds that terrace gently down towards the lake, the home boasts many original character features as well as more recent delights. Bevelled glass leadlight windows and doors are complemented by church entry doors, striking coconut panelled walls and herringbone parquet floors. Generous reception halls link a parade of formal and family living and dining areas, extending to a hidden oasis where built-in seating provides places to sit on expansive sundrenched north-facing terraces. Both the lounge and dining room are warmed by gas fires and a stunning sunroom/conservatory with circular timber ceiling is an absolute suntrap.At the entry, a drawing room offers a taste of old world charm, fitted with a full bar so you can greet your guests with a pre-dinner libation. All areas are generous including four extra-large bedrooms. The bedroom on the ground floor has an ensuite and three on the upper level all have their own lounges. The master bedroom suite is enormous with walk-in robe, spa bath and it opens to a balcony for the most amazing panorama. There is a spacious modern kitchen and double internal garaging and it is in top school zones. This sympathetically updated landmark treasure from a bygone era is a rare classic to covet with unlimited future opportunities. NB: Photos of surrounding areas are not taken from the property.