Southern Homes : June 16th 2016
2 Thursday, June 16, 2016 Southern Homes 47AGreat South Rd is a solidly builthomerenovated to a high spec. Simply irresistible in Papakura Our featured property this week is a tastefully renovated character home suitable for those looking to upgrade their lifestyle. Located close to Papakura town centre but away from the bustle of the main street, 47A Great South Rd is a delightful blend of yesterday’s charm and modern comforts. One of the advantages of living here is that you are part of a vibrant community with long time home owners. You can stroll to shops, restaurants, Countdown and coastal walkways. With quality schools in the area, the home suits families wanting to start over locally. Its proximity to the motorways means the home is also ideal for a lock-and-leave executive couple. Maria, the owner, says she was originally looking in the area for a new build but nothing she saw piqued her interest until she came upon this freshly renovated art deco home. ‘‘I was immediately attracted to its character features,’’ she explains. ‘‘At the same time it offered me the modern conveniences and comforts I was used to.’’ Maria purchased the house towards the end of summer three years ago. ‘‘The golden queen peach tree she was also attracted to the good sized rooms and solid construction the home offers. The primary living zone is the The cosy log burner adds to the home’s character. was in full bloom and laden with fruit in the sunny front courtyard,’’ she says. ‘‘This, along with the silk tree, has provided a beautiful backdrop to many a summer barbeque.’’ The interiors are chic, bright and warm, with matai floors providing a stunning contrast to the neutral hues of the walls and ceilings. Maria is a minimalist at heart which explains her choice of decor, but formal lounge, with a cosy log burner. Many of the period characteristics – such as the solid doors with Bakelite knobs – have been retained. The dual aspect allows the sun to cascade in. This is a feature in the dining area and modern kitchen as well. ‘‘It’s a very sun-filled home,’’ Maria says. ‘‘This, combined with the high stud, makes the already generous rooms seem even bigger.’’ Plus, there are two heat pump which provide year round climate control. The sleeping accommodation comprises three bedrooms, including the spacious master. They are served by a stylish bathroom and separate toilet. For extra convenience, there’s a washhouse outside. Out back you have a fully fenced garden, which is a fantastic environment for children, pets and private family BBQs. ‘‘It’s a versatile home from the entertainment point of view,’’ Maria points out. A tandem garage and off-street parking for two more vehicles complete the picture. In our opinion, such charm and quality are hard to find. If you are looking at a change in lifestyle, this beauty is highly recommended. Sale by auction at 12 noon, June 28, 2016 at the Manukau Sports Bowl Conference Centre, Te Irirangi Dr, Manukau City. Viewing at open homes Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 1.30pm. For more information call Pamela Cox or Nadia Ansell of Barfoot &Thompson Papakura. Pamela 027 498 2225, Nadia 021 387 444. The fully fenced garden out back offers a fantastic environment for children, pets Like the rest of the home, the bathroom exudes style.
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