An architecturally designed, exceptionally specified urbane showcase, with sunny indoor-outdoor living, offers a rare chance to buy a new three-bedroom home in city-end North-land.
The superbly appointed property, at 10A Crieff St, is the last of six premium homes to be developed over the past four years just metres from the Botanic Garden.
“We retired from commercial property in 2016 and quickly realised that life would be more enjoyable if we had a project to work on,” the vendors say.
“Crieff Street has been a challenging but fantastic mission.”
Included in the sale is a construction photo book that chronicles how a historic villa was relocated to the Wairarapa, the site redeveloped, and the houses designed and built to maximise privacy, sunlight and seismic strength.
“With earthquake fault lines throughout Wellington, the engineering by King and Dawson was quite complex to ensure it met the highest standard,” the vendors say.
“Massive steel beams and portal frames were used, and we worked with Fred Niblett Builders because Fred is an old-school builder who takes time to create high-quality homes.”
Designed by Aymac Architecture, 10A Crieff St has a strikingly modern exterior, with ver-tical shiplap cedar weatherboards, Espan 340 metal cladding and a corrugated iron roof.
The 122 square metre double-glazed dwelling includes a large internal garage with a wide entrance to make parking and exiting easier while the SmartLock front door can be opened and closed with a cellphone.
Two of the double-bedrooms, each with a heat pump and fitted wardrobe, are on the ground floor, along with tiled separate toilet and the first of two exquisitely tiled bath-rooms: shower cabinet, vanity, toilet and laundry facilities.
The main bedroom suite is on the upper level. It combines a heat pump and a fitted triple-wardrobe with a similarly specified ensuite; both bathrooms have underfloor heating.
The light-filled lounge has a gas fireplace and Designer Guild feature wallpaper, and opens on two sides to optimise the sunny aspect. To the north is a sheltered, private patio with what the vendors call “no-mow” free-drain-ing lawn and border garden; to the west, a timber deck sited for late afternoon sun. Natural light abounds because of extensive glazing and two skylights that diffuse light to the lower level through two opaque glazed inserts in the dining area’s tiled floor.
The dining area is open-plan with the stunning Kitchen Creators-designed kitchen, which blends granite benches with chic black appliances, including a Belling range with four ov-ens, a five-burner cooktop and matching rangehood, a Panasonic inverter refrigerator-freezer, and a dishwasher. There’s also the convenience of a filtered, instant hot/boiling water tap. Wayne Sampson, of Tommy’s Real Estate, says the property is a “real turn-key” oppor-tunity in an established location handy to the CBD and the villages of Thorndon, North-land and Kelburn.
“It’s incredibly rare to find a brand new three-bedroom home in this area, let alone one this highly specified with bespoke-like character.
“And given the skyrocketing costs of construction and labour, it’s unlikely you’ll ever be able to buy a comparable home in this price bracket.”
10a Crieff Street, Northland
The property for sale by tender closing on 2pm, 12th August (vender reserves the right to sell prior).
For more information, see: https://www.tommys.co.nz/property/10a-crieff-street-northland-6011/, or call Wayne Sampson or Hilary Sampson, of Tommy’s Real Estate.