Southern Homes : January 13th 2011
Southern Homes Thursday, January 13, 2011 5 3 Brick beauty: Solid 60s virtues in a great family home. If Rembrandt painted landscapes .... Family ties: The kitchen and dining areas overlook a sunny deck. Spacious lounge: Plenty of space, height, light and comfort in this grand living room. Deck delight: Perfect for relaxing or entertaining. A few homes on Rembrandt Place in Opaheke share the dis- tinction of having exten- sive views -- and number 13 Rembrandt Place is one of them. A splendid brick home with an impressive sweeping drive, it is elev- ated just enough to enjoy a wide landscape pano- rama towards Ardmore and up to the Hunua hills. When you investigate this home more closely, you realise it probably had the pick of positions when it was built in the 1960s. Itissetonafull756 square metre property which is largely flat, with lovely lawn areas front and back, specimen trees, and a sun- drenched rear deck for entertaining. Constructed of beauti- fully maintained brick on a concrete base, its interior features plaster ceilings and cornices, quality polished timber floors, wide picture windows, generous sized rooms -- this home really does offer a lot for your money! It has been fasti- diously looked after all its life, and plenty of fresh paintwork has it looking as good as new. It is also a versatile home with earning potential. Apart from the three bedrooms and full living on the top floor, it has a self-contained unit downstairs, a proper bedsit with a bedroom- living area, kitchenette and small bathroom. It also has private ranchslider access -- per- fect for a second income, although a teenager would probably make a beeline for it! Upstairs, the main body of the house is spacious and comfort- able. The large lounge has a fireplace and pic- ture window; there s a separate dining room overlooking the outdoor entertaining area, a well- designed kitchen, family bathroom, separate laun- dry, and three bedrooms with good wardrobe storage. Handy to the kitchen is the broad kwila deck with its bench seating and spa pool -- a fabulous spot for relaxation. Fully fenced, the rear garden is extremely private, not overlooked by anyone. Close to Opaheke School and Rosehill Col- lege zoned, this lovely property shares a quiet cul de sac with homes of similar quality, close to the township and motorway connections. 13 Rembrandt Place s asking price of $375,000 paints a rosy picture for someone in the New Year. View by open home this Sunday 1pm to 1.30pm, or by appointment with Dominic Kallil, LJ Hooker Papakura, phone 295-1727 or 027-715-9988.
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