Auction: Saturday June 16, onsite
With only three owners since being built 50 years ago, this home would seem to have delivered on its promise already...
But don't get us wrong. There is still room to improve it, but the best face-lifts start with good bone structure, right?
It's a steep site, so wear flat shoes! And to be fair, the gardens could benefit from a bit of terracing to make it more manageable and more user-friendly for a family.
Set on the low side of the street, there's a charming brick pathway leading down. The gardens, front and back, are thriving, lush, and a little wild...
The main entrance - there's a lower one too, but more of that later - is up a set of steps, and straight into what is essentially a large living room, with defined spaces.
As you arrive, the kitchen is to your right, dining left, living straight ahead. Stripped timber floors run throughout this level, and the fresh white timber paneling keeps it simple.
The showstopper here, though, is the view. Huge windows offer panoramic views across Crystal Bay to Bayview. you can enjoy even more from the wide timber deck that runs length to length.
Along the corridor (with linen cupboard) are two bedrooms, a single and a double, both with fabulous views and built-ins, and a family bathroom with a separate loo.
Back to the living room...stairs down. To a HUGE 'rumpus' room...This has been a creative space, but, frankly, it's wide open in terms of potential. There's a separate entry already in place, so it could even be self-contained with a bit of re-configuring.
There are large windows along the same Westerly side, and a bar! That might not be your ideal, but this could easily be stripped back to create...well, pretty much whatever you want! At the far end, there's another bathroom, and a third bedroom, with a wall of built-ins. And a view.
There's another short staircase to a storeroom, and under-house access. And a door to the rear garden.
But another thing...
This is quite a large block...911sqm.
You could put a backyard cabin in - as the neighbours' have...
That would not only avoid terracing the bottom, but also give additional accommodation, without remotely affecting your view from the house!
We all love a 70's revival. Like ABBA, this one won't disappoint!