Country Villa, With Superb Harbour Views, Right Opposite Kings
Because this was one of the first homes in the area it was built in one of the best positions ... so the views are superb. The harbour. North Head. And even up the Gulf towards Kawau.
And closer to hand are the views over the old lawn, huge oak and native trees that form part of the property’s northern border. Sun, views and a ‘feeling’ of history that is unique to an original kauri villa.
This home has been cleverly updated to include modern bathrooms and kitchen whilst retaining many of its original architectural features. There is a main hallway that runs the length of the house, with living areas to the right, bedrooms and bathrooms to the left. The master suite features an original fireplace, an amazing wall of bookcases, a walk through wardrobe and large bathroom with both bath and separate shower. There are two further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Family living centers around the kitchen/dining room, which opens to the large terrace and outdoor living. This area has a very ‘European’ feel and with the views, sun and grapes growing overhead, lunch here could ‘linger’ well into the afternoon.
The large living room has two seating areas, one around the windows overlooking the garden, and the other centered on another original fire place. Kauri floors, kauri doors, high studs, sash windows and beautifully proportioned rooms all help to create a wonderful feeling of character and charm.
The bonus ... self-contained rooms below. As well as the laundry there are ‘basement’ rooms below with their own entrance. An ideal area for teens to ‘escape to’, or for hobbies and storage.Rarely do we come across villas like this on the Remuera Northern Slopes, and being right across the road from Kings School makes it unique.
|Location:||1 Westbury Crescent, Remuera|
|Rooms:||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living|