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Designed for family fun with potential for short-term rental, this beach house has a breezy relaxed feel and plenty of smart user-friendly features. Gentle contemporary lines, board-and-batten cladding and plenty of glass characterise the exterior. Indoor-outdoor flow to east and west alfresco spaces cleverly dodges a neighbouring house to the north. Spacious yet compact, this home boasts a generous kitchen in its open-plan living area, fostering family interaction. A raking ceiling provides drama. Clerestory windows let in light and create excellent passive ventilation in summer. A wood-burning fire ensures winter stays are just as enjoyable. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms include two master-style retreats with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes. Space for suitcases is a plus for visitors. The downstairs bunk room sleeps four while the fourth bedroom is a double. Key arrangements allow the home to be rented out in one-to-four-bedroom confi gurations, minimising housekeeping. They’ve thought of everything.

Region:

Auckland/Northland
New Home $550,000 - $700,000