House - Greenhithe Auckland
Concealed down a meandering driveway, one hectare of native bush surrounds this delightfully designed lifestyle retreat comprising a two-bedroom residence and self-contained secondary dwelling. Elevated to accentuate the coastal aspect, each abode is clad in rustic board and batten, echoing the unspoiled tree-top setting, where expansive views take in the Waitakeres and Rangitoto.
The primary residence is dominated by decks, one facing east for the morning sun and the larger of the two is more inward facing; an outdoor fireplace, hot tub, and built-in seating accommodate magical alfresco entertaining, superbly sheltered from prevailing winds. A dynamic split-level layout incorporates a communal wing centred around the free-flowing living, dining, and kitchen, with family quarters set apart for maximum privacy. The master bedroom includes an ensuite and walk-in-robe, with a tiled bathroom servicing the second bedroom, along with dedicated laundry facilities.
The double-glazed cottage is presently utilized for AirBnB but lends itself equally to extended family or home office purposes. Open-plan lodgings include a whimsical retro-style kitchen, studio-style sleeping quarters, and an accompanying ensuite. Sliding doors extend living options out of doors, where a secluded courtyard permits complete privacy from the main dwelling.
Other notable features include wood burners in each property, tank water (15,000L and 21,000L respectively), and extensive covered and open-air parking. Fittingly, Kereru Reserve is your immediate neighbour, with harmonious birdsong just one of the many delights of this leafy North Shore haven.
This sustainable sanctuary boasts a seamless connection to the great outdoors and is sure to inspire those looking for a sublime escape, while still within easy reach of the central city.