1033 River Road, Queenwood, Hamilton
Auction – 20th November 2019
Seamless connection between river and residence makes this 1323m2 River Road property a beautiful living environment. Created as a unique sanctuary, the home was designed by the late award-winning architect, Dick Mercer. Extensive decking added by the current owners enhances the indoor-outdoor aspect, extending the home’s capacity for relaxed living and entertaining, and making it in demand as a social venue. This delightfully private property delivers relaxed living on the east bank of the river looking over to the 14th Green at St Andrews Golf Course. Two separate yet linked road entrances provide access to the Winkleman-tiled front entry of a home that reveals very little of itself to the outside world. The sense of sanctuary is apparent the moment you step indoors and are greeted by the river outlook. Upstairs contains a suite of three bedrooms, including a picturesque semi-ensuite master, plus a double internal garage leading to a further bedroom, suited to an office or playroom. Living unfolds downstairs. Family life plays out in the kitchen, dining area and step-down snug that spills onto the deck. Glass panels ensure unimpeded views of the river. The spacious lounge in the opposite wing intimately connects to the in-ground saltwater pool, deck and barbecue area. A 5th bedroom & second bathroom also feature at this level. The home’s character is emphasised through extensive use of Rimu timber, beamed & pitched ceilings, copper detailing and a large open fireplace that creates a warm ambience in the family living area. There is a choice of heat pumps & gas heating, & gas infinity hot water. The park-like gardens are fitted with an automated irrigation system and outdoor lighting for special effects at night. You can feed the ducks from the terraced lawn overlooking the river &retreat to the glade to cool off over summer. As for location, Chartwell, The Base and major transport routes are in easy reach of this privileged Queenwood address. The property also has potential for at least 3 riverfront sections.
59 Cowley Drive, Leamington, Cambridge
Enviably set on a 2140m2 private oasis in one of Leamington’s premier locations, this magnificent property coaxes you into a world of fine living. The stunning 522m2 masonry residence, conceived by Lafferty Architectural Design, leaves no stone unturned when it comes to everyday leisure, comfort and entertaining. Its commodious layout not only panders to a large or multi-generational family, the 50m2 independent office wing makes it highly suited to a home business.
The focus throughout is on light, space and flow. Bathrooms and five generous bedrooms are spread upstairs and down, with the large master suite tucked peacefully away to ensure a restful retreat. The house has a fibre connection and is CAT 5 wired.
An elegant sun-washed conservatory, which acts as a buffer between internal and external living spaces, encourages relaxation and allows adults to watch kids swim in the 50,000L 10x5m solar-heated pool or play in the backyard. Recent upgrades, including a new flooring and a stylish kitchen with Corian stone benchtops with all the latest fittings, ensure the needs of a modern family are effortlessly served.
Masonry hot block construction, underfloor heating, Yunca woodburner, a/c unit and gas bayonets wrap this sanctuary in utmost comfort. The home is also wired for sound, indoor and out, boasts a DVS system, central vacuum, security and fire alarm system, intercom and security gates – and with a triple-car garage, a boatshed and a spacious workroom, it just keeps on giving.
Internally and independently accessed, the first floor office suite, with a reception area, could easily be used by teens, artists, hobbyists, or guest accommodation. It also overlooks the sculpted lawns, gardens and beautiful plantings.
The home has great street-front appeal and offers all the space and luxury a family craves.
Please phone Kerry for viewing times.
7/22 Campbell Street, Frankton, Hamilton
The vendors are highly motivated to sell as they are now committed on another property.
Quality 2 level townhouse constructed of brick and cedar in 2018 with attention to detail awaits your inspection.
Modern and fresh, the ground level has an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge. The kitchen boasts a stone benchtop, white lacquer cupboards and matte black tapware. The double glazed sliders open up onto your private deck area perfect for outdoor dining. Downstairs also features a separate toilet.
Upstairs has 3 double bedrooms all with good storage, 2 tiled bathrooms including an ensuite off the master bedroom, and good storage in the hallway.
Some unique features include opening roof windows upstairs, curved joins on all wall corners, fingerprint and code entry to your front door and keypad controlled vehicle and pedestrian security gates.
This townhouse sits at the end of the 7 townhouse complex with an internal access double garage as well as a separate parking area beside the townhouse, is very handy to Frankton’s commercial and retail sectors, Dinsdale Shopping Centre, Waikato Hospital and Hamilton Lake.
5A Fow Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton
This central town house reinterprets the voluptuous curves and unique architecture of Art Deco by placing them into a contemporary dwelling. This modern twist on a popular art style ensures individualism in the modern housing market.
Set peacefully off the road and secured behind lockable gates, the spacious low-care home assures immense occupier confidence. The double height entrance provides a bright airy welcome into an environment that is all about easy living modernity. Relaxation and indoor-outdoor entertainment are taken care with an open plan living area, a separate dining/living room that can seamlessly join the main living doman and a private courtyard.
Top-range appliances feature in the light-filled kitchen which interacts with the main living zone. Speakers outside heighten your daily living experience and give an extra edge to your entertaining. The courtyard is an inviting alfresco that encourages life outdoors among palm trees. Guests have the convenience of a downstairs powder room. Two double bedrooms and a tiled bathroom also feature at ground level.
The double garage is carpeted and has an internal clothesline. The laundry is separate. Upstairs offers an extra living room, ideal for media, and presents a full master suite. Both bathrooms and the powder room feature under tile heating. Refined elegance, contemporary excellence and great flashes of character are beautifully aligned throughout this captivating town house. It is extremely tidy, engenders very little external maintenance and provides good off-street parking.
The home has central location benefits and is highly suited to a lock up and leave lifestyle, or busy professionals, particularly those who work nearby at the hospital or CBD.
15 Lake Domain Drive, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton
Please contact Fiona or Kerry for your private viewing.
This absolute prime piece of real estate comes to market for the first time in 41 years. Occupying a treasured 1726sqm parcel of land on an elevated site that has views across nature, roof tops and Hamilton Lake, the property is a rare find.
It nestles at the end of a long drive in a peaceful setting footsteps from the lake and easy walking distance into the heart of town. Poised on the site is a character home built circa 1930-1939. With five children having been raised here, it contains a wealth of happy family memories. Some 10 years ago the home underwent an extensive refurbishment. Kitchen, dining and casual living were amalgamated into a cohesive open area spilling onto entertainment courtyards. A modern stone-surface kitchen was added, along with a gas fire, gas cooking and gas hot water. The bathroom was upgraded but the original big claw-foot bath was retained. There is a second toilet off the large laundry.
Four bedrooms and a spacious lounge round off the home. Both the master bedroom and lounge frame district outlooks. Abundant sun, lake views, a Mt Pirongia vista and a panorama of stunning sunsets from the lounge make it a special spot to spend time in.
Native timbers and beautiful retro features retain the home’s character while tidy gardens add a flourish to the courtyards. Fruit and specimen trees adorn the sprawling section where outbuildings include a double auto garage and several sheds. This is fantastic land-bank or development opportunity in a sought after boutique location zoned for Hamilton Boys’ and Girls’ High. Hamilton’s lake area is renowned for its lifestyle attributes, proximity to the CBD and Waikato Hospital.
Four decades on and this property stands ready for a whole new chapter in its evolution.
8 Kotahi Avenue, Beerescourt, Hamilton
…with modern living. Located in the tightly-held residential enclave of Kotahi Avenue, this undeniably appealing property is a home for all seasons. Discretely positioned to maximise privacy and take full advantage of the sun and river views, this stately home straddles two eras. It encapsulates the grace, elegance and craftsmanship of the 1920’s while offering all the desired amenities for modern day living. The extensively remodelled residence retains its original features and period detailing including lead lights and stained glass, mullioned windows, rich wood panelling and fireplaces. When built in 1927 by a German timber merchant, no expense was spared in the construction. Premium materials, including oak, cedar, oregon pine, and matai floors, have stood the test of time.
A major refurbishment several years ago involved the relocation and updating of the kitchen, modernisation of the bathrooms, and reconfiguration of the downstairs floor plan to provide an easy flow between the living areas.
The two-storey residence spans (approx.) 371sqm and offers, on the ground floor, several casual and formal dining and lounge areas one of which opens to the paved outdoor patio and in-ground salt water pool setting, spacious granite bench-top kitchen with gas cooking, bathroom, laundry and an office.
While upstairs features five large bedrooms and a tiled, well equipped bathroom. The master suite accesses two balconies, one of which looks out towards the Waikato River and invites you to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Garaging is double plus and good off-street parking is available also.
Rich in history, this eye-catching home captures the romance of yesteryear. It is also in close proximity to the CBD, cafes and scenic river walks. Arguably one of the city’s best locations, Kotahi Avenue is a private lane accessed off Victoria Street north near the Fairfield Bridge.
450 River Road, Fairfield, Hamilton
… so highly motivated to sell.
Comfort and style, an enviable lock-up-and-leave lifestyle, are superbly packaged in this home overlooking the west bank of the Waikato River and just moments from town. Ongoing maintenance and regularly updated interiors assure immense occupier confidence.
Entertaining and relaxed living are well taken care of. Two alfrescos flanking the main living zone provide easy access to outdoor niches and panoramic views. The rear courtyard is a picturesque private environment to while away your time in the sun. City views, night lights and peeps of the river make the front deck a spot to gravitate to.
A pleasure to work in, the stone-look kitchen has a combination gas/ceramic cook-top, wall oven and in-built microwave assembled in a design that integrates with living area. A framed garden outlook creates a living picture in the separate lounge which offers space for formal dining, a flued gas heater and wall-mounted TV.
A guest powder room features on this level, along with a fourth bedroom, and separate laundry with a handy extra shower.
Three scenic double-sized bedrooms and two modern tiled bathrooms occupy the top level. The main bedroom is a restful refuge enhanced by a balcony and ensuite. A corner spa bath in the main bathroom invites prolonged soaks.
At ground level is a spacious double internal access garage with workshop space and welcoming tiled entrance.
The home is extremely well appointed. Along with heat pumps, ceiling fans, gas heating and gas hot water, the refreshed interiors boast central vac, an alarm system, new carpet and flooring. There are no lawns to mow which frees up your time to spend enjoying the boutique location and close links to the CBD, River walks and cafes. Life here is all about convenience.
644E River Road, Chartwell, Hamilton
…that enjoys close links to the city and suburban amenities and is just moments from boutique shops, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, Woodstock School, St Joseph’s Catholic School, cafe, the Fairfield Bridge and the walkway along the Waikato River. The 507 sqm, (NLA, approx) flat section offers a superb building platform to create a home perfect for you and hidden from the public yet offering all the commuter convenience and lifestyle advantages of a Central River Road address.
A concept plan for a home of some 198 sqm has been designed for this section and offers 3 living zones, 4 bedrooms complimented with 2 bathrooms, an office, double garaging plus motorbike park, and a gym room.
Centrally located sections are few and far between so I would strongly suggest act now and buy it.