Renovated and relaxed by estuary reserve and ocean

By Jo Ferris




Property Guide

A sign within this home sums up this property in just three words: ‘Living the Dream’. Living, because there are so many ways to live here. Dream, because the location covers that aspect. This is Pohutukawa Crescent – a gorgeous spot on the point down by the estuary. This home sits in one of the nicest spots. Right across the road from the reserve, it has a glorious outlook – unobstructed scenery of the reserve, estuary and bush-clad hills beyond. Views also gaze out to sea, surf and offshore islands. Beautiful in the morning, it glows at night – there are so many ways to live the dream here. Even more appealing – if that’s possible – is how this property comes to the market. Fully renovated throughout to match the coastal vibe, the home has been newly insulated, double glazed, refurbished with new GIB, fresh paint and flooring. There is nothing to do, but move in and decide how to live. There are several options. Finished as a multi-purpose home - and with two levels - it offers the choice for family to share, thanks to separate quarters on the ground floor. With opportunities for a home-and-income lifestyle however, guest accommodation is the natural course. Wellpresented facilities downstairs include a convenient kitchenette and ensuite, easy parking and private patio to sit and gaze out to the reserve and water. The holiday vibe is brilliant – water, sand and sea all within a short stroll. Kayak or paddle board up the estuary; surf, fish and dive in the ocean – it’s brilliant. Renovation doesn’t just run to the accommodation, however. Extras include a built-in surfboard rack, fish cleaning bench, keyless entry and the blissful pleasure of a Balistyle bure in the back garden to chill out at the end of the day. Stoke up the fire pit, kick back on the cushions – it’s the ultimate catchup point in the privacy of this backyard garden oasis. And this is just downstairs. Upstairs, the home is tastefully finished with coastal overtones in colour and texture. Open-plan living showcases a designer kitchen with engineered stone counters and bar-stool island feeding into the dining corner before sloping into the lounge to cuddle up around the wood burner. Bathroom styling matches the contemporary flavour throughout the home, while wraparound balconies provide plenty of places to slip outside, gaze at the views and soak up the mood that surrounds this home. Parking is the final big feature here. There’s an internal garage within the house, an extra separate garage with a workshop, plus ample off-street parking – for cars, motorhome or boat. In short, this property has covered the lot. Living the Dream really does sum it up.