These extravagant properties offer the most exclusive lifestyles while still being within an easy drive to the CBD. See our pick of luxurious homes for sale right now
There’s a lot of talk about the way the Auckland property market has bolted over the past few years as buyers struggle to find value for money. At the other end of the spectrum, there are extravagant properties that are truly unique and offer exclusive lifestyles within an easy drive to the CBD for buyers who aren’t constrained by budget.
Distinguished by generous sites, fabulous views, impressive design details and distinctive features like tennis courts and billiard rooms, they are all one of a kind. Here’s our pick of premium properties on the market in Auckland city.
1. One of a kind
No it’s not a misprint — this extraordinary 3650m2 Remuera property provides your own private park in the heart of one of the most exclusive areas of Auckland.
Stroll through your own grove of native bush past the waterfall, relax by the pool, enjoy a game of tennis or entertain in one of the many landscaped outdoor areas.
The two-storey kauri villa that is the heart of this property is equally as impressive with beautiful gracious living areas, including a billiard room, and gorgeous country-style kitchen. Outside the self-contained tennis pavilion offers an extra superlative space. One of a kind.
2. All the boxes ticked
Everything has been thought of in this immaculate Parnell home that has been designed for hassle-free family living. The dramatic open plan kitchen and living area with its 4-metre high stud are a taste of the attention to detail, fine finishes and generous space that this property offers.
It opens to the landscaped pool and another undercover dining area for easy entertaining. Upstairs the lavish master with custom robe, ensuite and balcony is the stuff dreams are made of.
All the boxes are ticked — wine cellar, scullery, media room … the list goes on.
3. Design flair
You might get so carried away by the design flair of this glamorous St Marys Bay home that it might take you a while to get equally entranced by the grandstand views of Westhaven, the Harbour Bridge and Waitemata.
Multiple living areas offer lots of options and spill to a wide deck and those spectacular views. The upstairs is devoted to the sensational master suite with its panoramic outlook.
Outside the pool has a resort-style vibe which belies that fact that the property is so close to the hum of Ponsonby Road, the Viaduct and CBD. There’s also a self-contained studio.
4. Perfect lifestyle
What a spot! This architecturally designed Saint Heliers home basks in sensational views of Rangitoto which are such a stunning feature of the main living areas.
There’s so much space, including a self-contained apartment, that you can configure as you wish to meet your family’s needs.
Relax on the decks and enjoy the mesmerizing water views, perfect your game on the putting green, whip up a meal for guests in the top-of-the-range kitchen, or just chill out in the media room. Everything you need for a perfect lifestyle is here.
5. Beautifully crafted
The minute you step into this handsome house’s wood-paneled foyer with grand staircase you are transported into another era. This beautifully crafted Remuera home has so many distinctive character features combined with all the modern comforts.
The extensive floor plan allows great flexibility and the main house is supplemented by a wine cellar and separate self-contained studio.
The infinity pool and tennis court are perfect for entertaining in the expansive manicured grounds and you’ll love the views of Rangitoto, City and harbour offering ever-changing vistas.
6. Exceptional mansion
Everything about this Remuera home is of grand proportions as befits its position presiding over one of Auckland’s most exclusive addresses.
The outstanding park-like grounds with knot gardens and topiary straight from an English country manor emphasise the imposing façade of this mansion.
Interiors also reflect a sense of grandeur that is rare, with high studs, an expansive floor plan, luxurious finishes and special details.
7. Dramatic living
Wow! This compelling Westmere home really pulls out all the stops and the spectacular harbour-side views are matched by dramatic cedar and concrete interiors that have been designed for sumptuous entertaining.
Lavish living flows to massive terraces that span the front of the property, with an outdoor fireplace and infinity pool as focal points.
This exceptional home has the feeling of an exclusive lodge.
8. Vacation sorted
You can start your day with a walk through a grove of mature pohutukawas, down the steps directly onto lovely Narrow Neck beach at this unique waterfront Devonport property.
Stunning views of Rangitoto are the standout feature of this Italian- inspired home with living areas inside and out, bedrooms and, yes, even the master ensuite framing to the vista.
With formal and casual living areas suited to every occasion, fabulous gardens that make the most of the spectacular location and space for all the beach toys you’ll be on vacation 24/7.
9. Special retreat
The striking design of this Takapuna house with its double voids, airy light-filled spaces, gorgeous pool and feature waterfall are as exciting as the site.
Spacious decking makes you feel as if you’re on the bridge of a ship passing Rangitoto and sea views are the stars of many of the rooms in this extremely generous house.
Offering so much flexibility for large families, you can configure to suit your requirements. Creative use of floor-to-ceiling windows, timber detailing and stonework make this a truly special retreat.