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This home on Auckland’s North Shore is the ultimate grand villa

Fans of homeware store SE3 will fall in love with the home of its owner, Fiona Shine, who lives with her family in Torbay, Auckland

This home on Auckland’s North Shore is the ultimate grand villa

Three years ago, the Shine family was on a mission to find a house they could make a home. Moving to New Zealand from London, they wanted to make the most of the Kiwi lifestyle and buy somewhere close to beautiful beaches.

They soon discovered that Auckland’s North Shore ticked that box and the search was on. Fifty houses later (yes, 50!), Fiona and Richard Shine found a beautiful old villa in Torbay and knew it was the one. “I fell in love with the flow of the house and size of the rooms,” says Fiona. “The house had a great family feel to it.”

Words by: Debbie Harrison. Photography by: Jackie Meiring.

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