Built in the 1940s and recently upgraded completely from top to toe, this classic art deco-style home mixed with contemporary features sits high on an elevated site with city and sea views and has enormous appeal, both inside and out.
The current owner undertook the renovation as a labour of love, determined to spare no expense when it came to adding tasteful, luxury features and the result is a property that perfectly blends old with new, and character with convenience.
An eye-catching entrance archway sets the scene and marks the home out as something extra-special right from the start.
A brand-new designer kitchen is set at the heart of the home. Keen chefs will appreciate the quality Smeg appliances and copious storage space, while design buffs will fall completely in love with the ultra-stylish Italian marble benchtops and splashback.
Surrounding the kitchen are large, expansive, living and dining areas opening to not one, but three, individual outdoor eating and entertaining spaces.
These include extensive decking, two pergolas, and an extraordinary patio which could easily be taken for a sun-soaked courtyard in Santorini. Its round walls cleverly echo the property’s many other deco features and intricate decorative screens add to the ‘wow’ factor.
The current owner has triumphed in his quest to achieve perfect indoor/outdoor flow, with access also available through the second lounge which features stunning Versace wallpaper above the gas fireplace, a dramatic statement light fitting, timber flooring and handsome custom made crittal doors.
The master bedroom, which also opens to the deck, feels positively 5-Star hotel-like, with lovingly selected, very bold wallpaper that adds as well to the property’s elegant, ‘Great Gatsby meets 2022s’ vibe.
A sumptuous ensuite plus two more bathrooms and three further generous double bedrooms complete the picture – each one brimming with personality and charm. Large windows throughout the house allow light to stream in all day and help keep energy bills to a minimum.
Fully insulated, it has a Moisture Master ventilation system, heated flooring system plus four security cameras accessed via an App and a remote-controlled security gate.
The owner says that the process of bringing this unique home to life involved pouring himself into the project completely, figuring out the best way forward with cladding, colours and design direction.
“The home is enveloped by luscious greenery, creating a luminous space where every detail has been carefully considered, in order to ensure a unique and fulfilling experience.
“My favourite part of the house is the round art deco lounge, which I used as my inspiration space,” he adds.
80 Alfred Street enjoys easy access to the motorway, good schools and of course, the eclectic shops and eateries of increasingly popular Onehunga.
“The property offers a lifestyle that speaks to a buyer of Ponsonby or Parnell – and they do call Onehunga the new Grey Lynn!” says the current owner.
“This is a high-end home in an easy-living suburb. It’s moments from the city yet it feels like a world away.”
Harcourts, Birkenhead’s Matthew Swan, who is marketing 80 Alfred Street, agrees that buyers looking in Grey Lynn, Remuera, Mount Eden, Greenlane, Epsom and St Marys Bay should also inspect this remarkable home, in a more affordable area.
“You won’t find another quite like it!”
What’s more, he says that subject to council approval there may be scope to add yet more value on the giant, 1148m2 section – possibly in the form of a swimming pool, a multi-car garage, or perhaps another dwelling or two.
For more information contact the agent: Matthew Swan, phone: 0211293315, email: email@example.com or view the listing on the Harcourts website.