Fringe of Heaven

Nestled in the wooded hills that define pure Titirangi, this gorgeous, characterful 1950s bungalow is located on South Titirangi Road, host to many of the Village’s most beautiful and atmospheric homes, and sits on a ridgeline between a pair of views, either of which could justify the epithet fringe of heaven.

This charming residence is bathed in year-round sunshine, and enjoys a startlingly pretty view across the valley toward the Little Muddy Creek. On the other side, the property faces the breathlessly beautiful silver-blue Manukau, with a fifteen minute walk down a picturesque back street to reach a pristine and isolated little bay.

Held by the same family for over 45 years, this home is stamped with years of happy memories and retains many lovingly maintained period features: floor-to-ceiling windows with French doors opening onto the deck, rich macrocarpa floors echoing with the sound of little feet, and a solid drystone hearth. With 3 bedrooms and 3 living spaces, including an open plan kitchen-and-dining area flowing seamlessly onto a sun-drenched deck with sweeping views, a wonderfully casual sunroom and an elegant formal lounge for relaxation or respite from the inevitable busyness of family evenings, this home has plenty of space for entertaining and day-to-day living.

Below the house, the huge flower-strewn site has paths trailing through it and hidden driveway access to a flat portion at the foot of the hill. Development, subject to council approval, may be possible. However, retaining this sensational property as it is presents children with a veritable secret garden—a place to play and dream under the blue unclouded weather of all the summers to come.

Move in immediately to enjoy the charm and character offered by the great bones on this landscaped 1215sqm site, or explore the options of this perfectly formed canvas and make your own mark. It’s a small step from perfect, just isolated enough from the city: last, loneliest, loveliest, exquisite apart.

Homes of this quality are not often available, and this one is utterly compelling. Your inspection is essential.