This 50s villa has been renovated across 17 years since these passionate owners first bought it for the epic harbour view. It's now a light-filled, warm and spacious sanctuary, always worth the short trip up the hill.
A generous car pad leads to a purpose-built entrance deck with chic black steel handrails. Inside, original matai floors have been exposed and polished, welcoming you into a Californian-style lounge the length of the building with large windows framing gardens below and sliding doors opening onto a deep, wide deck made for entertaining and catching late summer sun.
In winter, with the fireplace roaring and ^extensive double-glazing (except front and back doors), the home transforms into a cosy retreat, where books call from a new floor-to-ceiling bookcase. The lounge flows seamlessly around the corner into a spacious kitchen and dining area, with a long stainless bench built for foodies.
Down the hall, bathroom and laundry have had their ceilings raised to the roofline, maximising their sense of space. A large north-facing skylight pours sunlight into the elegant walk-in shower. Next door is a garden bedroom currently converted into a contemporary walk-in wardrobe.
At the end of the day, once ready for bed, a charming little set of stairs will lead the excited new owners of this one-of-a-kind home to a modern, minimalist bedroom beautifully crafted out of the attic space for maximum zen, with multiple skylights providing the opportunity to sleep beneath the stars.
You have options here to live as the previous owners have, in the perfect alternative to an apartment, freehold, on the edge of the city surrounded by nature, or return it to the three-bedroom villa it once was. There's few properties around with its conveniences and charm, serenity and privacy. Close to great cafes, parks, walks, a gym and bus stops with plenty of on-street parking for guests.