Like a fine wine, this home started its existence as something far from what we see today. Originally built as a small kauri Fencible cottage by the Goonan family in the late 1800s, this home has had only a small handful of owners in its time, each weaving a tapestry of love into it. This property is truly not just a 'house' but a 'home'!
Sitting pretty and prestigiously on an elevated 1161m2(mol) section with seaviews and an easy walk to the beach, it is well positioned for all day sun to stream over the plentiful lawn and large verandah.
The current owners have brought this beautiful slice of history into the 21st century, and cleverly maintaining the character and integrity of the home. The house has been extended - not that you would guess - to accommodate family living and entertaining. The modern kitchen and bathroom have been beautifully designed to complement the era in which it was established, and modern features such as the ducted gas heating have been installed subtly and effectively. Significant features have been restored with polish kauri floor boards, timber sarked walls, panelled ceilings and 3 fireplaces.
The estate also consists of a 2 level barn. Bring your dreams and imagination to explore the possibilities and potential to utilise for working from home, hobbies, or possibly converting to guest accommodation (subject to Council approval of course).
Soak up the ambience of village life with Howick a pleasant walk away. The property is zoned for Macleans College, Bucklands Beach Intermediate School, and Mellons Bay Primary School. Catch the ferry from Half Moon Bay for a leisurely alternative to sitting in a car to work.
Previously known as "Burford Homestead" and "Steven's Homestead", make this YOUR Homestead! If you are seeking that special home for your family, oozing heritage, integrity, character, and charm with a generous amount of potential, then give us a call!