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Relax in paradise with spectacular Auckland harbour views

Article by Property Press

With its own private park and spectacular Auckland harbour views, you won’t want to leave this unique property in Birkenhead


Details

  • Address: 24 Bridge View Road, Birkenhead Point
  • Land Size: 789sqm
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 3

Contact details

  • Contact: Julie Shand, 021 634 787
  • Auction: Saturday 4th April at 5pm on site (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Harcourts Cooper & Co

Paradise on the Point 

This spectacular Birkenhead Point retreat showcases incomparable city and harbour views from its privileged position, with an outlook spanning from the Coromandel to Herne Bay. The current owners have lived here for the past 20 years and instantly fell in love with the magnificent outlook, as well as the property’s surprising proximity to the CBD. They’ve transformed the original ‘60s home with a major renovation, with the vision to modernise and open up the interior spaces, while maximising the views from every angle.

Bridge View Road’s exclusive cul-de-sac is tucked away – a peaceful, private enclave of prestigious homes. Despite the truly tranquil atmosphere, Hinemoa Street’s restaurants and cafes are a short walk away and the path that leads directly down to the ferry just next door to number 24.

Spanning a colossal 789m2, the property’s boundary, which separates it from the water’s edge, is reserve, so will never be built out. The grounds were just an overgrown bank when the owners arrived, but have been painstakingly planted into a lush, well-established tropical garden.

There’s off-street parking out front in the garage and pergola, with vertical white louvres on the exterior creating privacy as well as visual interest.  The big entrance hall flows into the voluminous and light-filled living, dining and kitchen space. The chef’s kitchen was designed to be functional and fabulous, with Miele appliances, a breakfast bar and large butler’s pantry with abundant shelving and soft-close drawers.  Large sliding glass doors open out to the deep deck that wraps around two sides, suspended over the bush and with glass balustrade to leave the outlook uninterrupted.

The panoramic views extend out over the full living canvas of the Harbour Bridge and seascape, filled with cruise ships, sugar boats, ferries and yachts moored in the bay. It’s also the perfect vantage point for America’s Cup spectating. Majestic sunrises are visible every morning, while the sunset is reflected in the city buildings, turning them to gold. Another captivating element of the view is the fog that rolls in of a morning, then gradually dissipates throughout the day, first revealing the top of the Sky Tower, then the bridge and finally the water.

There is excellent storage, a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs, including the master that has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The expansive ground floor has the same footprint as upstairs, boasting two more bedrooms, a lounge, bathroom and separate laundry. It’s still very much immersed in the view and opens out to another expansive deck. This level has its own entrance and access, making it perfect as a home office, Air BnB or accommodation for extended family.

A wooden boardwalk runs through the garden, creating restful areas to sit and enjoy. It’s a calming retreat enveloped in nature and filled with birdlife, making it difficult to believe that Ponsonby is not even a 10-minute drive away.

Presiding over one of Birkenhead Point’s most spectacular views, this is a magnificent park-like paradise that’s well connected to the city.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Julie Shand, 021 634 787
  • Auction: Saturday 4th April at 5pm on site (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Harcourts Cooper & Co

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