Southern Homes : February 2nd 2012
12 Thursday, February 2, 2012 Southern Homes City and country: 71 Hillcrest Road in Papatoetoe is a beautifully renovated bungalow. Easy living: The main lounge flows on to the alfresco deck out back. Floored by the quality: The kitchen/dining area boasts warm rimu flooring. Top location and yesteryear charm Tasteful decor: The well-decorated bedrooms get plenty of light. Who says you can't have it all? A superbly renovated property, an established street, a short walk to trans- port, schools and shops -- rarely do properties of such description become available in this highly sought after location. However, 71 Hill- side Rd presents a window of opportunity for someone wanting a character family home or investment option. The property is close to both Old Papatoetoe and Manukau City centre, and a stroll from the train station, picturesque parks and enter- tainment. Also, being just a few minutes to southern and airport motorways, this is one of the best located neighbour- hoods in the suburb. The four-bedroom two-level home was built in an era of exacting standards -- solid brick that gives it virtually impregnable weather protec- tion and insulation. And the tasteful refurbishment, while preserving its original country character brings it into the year 2012. Neatly set on an elevated 1161 square metre section, the home is a family play- ground offering plenty of space to lead an exceptional lifestyle. Step inside and you are in an environment that's warm and sunny. A skylight literally bathes the foyer in natural light all day, and warm rimu flooring exudes luxury. There are four well- appointed double bedrooms downstairs with period touches like original wood- framed windows that impart a desirable yesteryear's touch missing in most modern homes. The open plan dining/ kitchen is sleekly simple in design, showcasing the home's uncluttered character. Next up is a superbly appointed family lounge with wide low windows that make it seem part of the environ- ment outside. Two sets of ranchsliders open out to the big alfresco deck -- perfect for entertaining. There is also loads of space out back between you and the neighbours. The best for the last: Upstairs there's a bedroom that's a later addition, with aluminium joinery, and unbroken views of nature's bounty. It also has an office, plumbing for an ensuite, and generous wardrobes. If you've always wanted a private retreat, grab it before the teens do. In an era of lookalike homes, the property stands out -- quite simply, excep- tional value. Auction onsite at 11am, February 11, unless sold prior. Viewing 3-4pm Sunday or by appointment. Call Glenis Shirley of Harcourts Manurewa on 0274-987-703 or 267-8900.
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