Superbly located just moments away from the sparkling waters of beautiful Takapuna Beach and set amongst some of north shores finest homes, this substantial and elegant residence was built circa 1920 and formerly owned by Takapuna mayor Fred Thomas. Beautifully proportioned living and dining areas open effortlessly to a fabulous covered African teak verandah and park like lawns and gardens. 180 degree uninterrupted views over to Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf are front and centre stage. Stunning gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances and charming garden outlook on one side and gorgeous sea views on the other. Exceptional quality craftsmanship and sophisticated luxury, the home features a delightful main living area with a cosy open fireplace. Five generous bedrooms plus a study, formal and informal living areas and three bathrooms (including en-suite). Double garage with internal access plus a second tandem carport and off street parking. Just a short stroll from shops, cafes and restaurants and all that Takapuna has to offer. Excellent school zones and close proximity to motorway access for CBD.