Escape to your very own lifestyle retreat – yes, it is possible without leaving the city! Tucked at the end of a private lane in sought-after Birkenhead Point, you’ll find an enchanting 3-4 bedroom cedar home that makes the most of its stunning bush setting. You’ll even find chickens, bees and fruit trees, yet the Point’s cafes, shops and ferry are all just steps away.
Fans of mid-century and Japanese style will appreciate architect Ian E. George’s lyrical use of space in a home originally designed for artist and weaver the von Sturmers. The light and airy 1969 design beautifully balances the need for social time and solitude, with split levels flowing seamlessly around the open plan kitchen, dining and living. Stunning matai flooring and natural timber throughout give the home an earthiness that’s seldom found. This dynamic living space opens out onto a large, bamboo-enclosed entertainers’ deck with all-day sun, and a space to potter in the terraced garden in private bliss.
Meanwhile, the mezzanine appears to hover above, offering multiple nooks and workspaces for the artistically-inclined, a sun-drenched spot for the daybed, plus two generous bedrooms and a second bathroom. Almost every room has views to your own bush, so you can lie in bed and gaze out through the floor-to-ceiling louvred windows in the master, relax in the library/study to the sound of birdsong, or head off on a bush walk right from your doorstep.
Plus there’s plenty of parking space and storage beneath, as well as a separate laundry. The current owners have loved living ‘The Good Life’ here, as you’ll see when you step up the gorgeous native-tree lined path into this slice of self-sufficient paradise. Now it’s ready for its next phase. Discover this tranquil, Titirangi-style retreat before anyone else!