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  • For Sale    Price Upon Request (Off Market)
  • 66 Victoria Avenue
  • Build Size: 271.93 m2
  • Land Size: 1,490.91 m2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom(s): 4
  • Bathroom(s): 3

Property Description

This Simon Carnachan 1990 designed home is completely saturated with the unique ambience of both the architect and the current owners interior design taste. The home is evocative of a resort. This ambience is created by a visual vocabulary of geometry and architectural form. The approach to the home is via a long private lane. Double Corten steel gates entice you to enter via a bridge that carries you over a luxuriant tropical garden that has all the ingredients needed to attract wood pigeons and tuis. There are spectacular views of surrounding specimen trees in this utterly private 1491 sq m garden setting. You might think you are in Asia, not Remuera. Architects universally agree on a sense of appropriateness and in this Remuera setting Simon Carnachan is the master. When he controlled the design of this home Carnachan was regarded as one of Auckland's finest residential architects. He adapted his style to this particular site. The interior constantly defers to the resort like landscape. The hom e is surrounded by a timber walkway. There are no lawns to mow. Leading off a gallery entrance space in this upper level are three bedrooms and a study. The large master bedroom has a balcony, walk in robe and an elegant bathroom. On the lower level the kitchen and dining areas are flanked either side by informal and formal living areas. There is also a bedroom and ensuite on this level. The western deck behaves as an outdoor dining room offering elegant entertaining and areas for reading and contemplation. This is a sophisticated entertaining home that has hosted 60 to 70 people. Seriously specific details include internal glass windows, plantation shutters, a central heating system, rainwater tanks for collecting and watering the garden, a well-maintained cedar exterior and a garden shed. Wander down this long driveway and you will want to linger longer and make plans for immediate possession.

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Lesley McLellan
Lesley McLellan New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty