Fabulous property in Herne Bay, Auckland for Sale

Addendum: 8th September, 2011. Please note since this post, this property has now sold at auction for NZ$1.34 Million.

Duncan and Andrea Ritchie are Real estate Agents for Bayleys in Auckland.  I keep up to date with their properties by the Metro Living email I receive from Andrea of latest listings and recent sales.   As a buyer it can be very frustrating not knowing the sale prices of property around Auckland without having to specifically phone about a property, especially now that more and more people are selling by auction. The Metro Living newsletter actually gives the price of recent sales which is very helpful to the prospective buyer.

Andrea has kindly allowed me to feature their properties on my blog and I have found a wonderful property in Herne Bay to feature today of which you can preview below. if you wish to find out further details on this property or receive a copy of the Metro Living newsletter by email,  then please contact Andrea directly:


Today’s property is in Ardmore Road, Herne Bay, Auckland. Herne Bay being a prestigious area in Auckland with a mix of large historic homes, smaller villas and some modern architectural homes.  A great place to live as only a short drive to the city or short walk to the cafĂ©'s on Jervois Road.  Apparently "Whale Rider" author Witi Ihimaera drew inspriation to write while working in the vine covered studio at the back of this property.  

 Typical Villa exterior with beautiful, original ornate fretwork surrounding the verandah

 The front of the villa is beautifully landscaped complimenting it's architecture and allowing privacy but enhancing street appeal.  I love the gated entrance and buxus.

 The rear studio where Witi Ihimaera drew inspiration to write Whale Rider.

Beautifully manicured rear garden

What a great outdoor entertaining area.  Easy to keep clean stone flooring and a wonderful outdoor fireplace allowing all year round entertaining.

 Dining area with view to outdoor entertaining area

Open plan dining/kitchen area. I adore the chandelier!

The kitchen is compact with more than adequate storage and the cabinets compliment the era of the property.  I particularly love the richness of the wooden floor.

The living area has more of a "contemporary" feel to it.  Lots of light from the wide windows looking out towards the garden area.

The lovely wide hallway with its beautifully polished wood flooring and panelled wood ceiling, typical of the era.

Master bedroom with original fire surround, panelled ceiling and lead light windows.

Beautifully appointed bathroom with claw foot bath. I particularly love the restful colours and eclectic look which still evokes a traditional feeling.

Bedroom 2, soft pastel colours and lovely wall art that compliments the hedges peeping through the window.

Bedroom 3, light filled and with a beautiful chandelier.

Land size: 455sqm more or less
Floor Size: 149sqm more or less
CV: $1,050,000 Land: $700,000 Improvements: $350,000

Open homes are Sundays 11am - 11.45am

Don't forget to contact Andrea (email above) for further details or if you wish to view out of the open home times.

Addendum: 8th September, 2011. Please note since this post, this property has now sold at auction for NZ$1.34 Million.

Have a great weekend

Lee x

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