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Rating Valuation $790,000
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Land Area: 693m² approx
Floor Area: 140m² approx

Castle by the Sea

The owners of this iconic Sir Ian Athfield designed house recently expanded their enviable portfolio of architectural gems. As a result they have relocated and now offer you the chance to experience the joy of their treasured home. Built in the 1970s it brims with distinctive design details and original character that have been meticulously maintained. The three bedrooms, two living rooms and spacious open plan kitchen/dining room are connected by a cylindrical staircase set in one of two reinforced double-brick and concrete towers. The interior layout nurtures both intimacy and sociability. Great sunshine and exhilarating, uninterrupted views throughout are just part of what makes this a compelling choice. Located between Eastbourne's vibrant village and Days Bay, where a commuter ferry is a 20 minute ride to the CBD, the location doesn't get much better. Call me to view soon - this is a one-off and our motivated vendors are seriously in the market to sell.

The entrance hall, accessed from the front door or directly from the covered carport, is welcoming and has plenty of space for clothes hooks and storage shelves. The terracotta tiled floor is both charming and practical. A large built-in cupboard houses the hot water cylinder.

The smaller of the living rooms has an equally expansive view to the others and the comfort of a Pyroclassic wood burning stove. The part exposed beams/part pine tongue and groove ceiling and matai floorboards add textural intrigue and reflect perfectly the natural environment in which you will live. This is the perfect study, reading, music or hobbies room.

1. The spacious master bedroom shares a floor with the bathroom and 2nd separate toilet. Languish here at the weekend and enjoy the vista along Marine Parade, across to the beach, Eastbourne wharf and Wellington harbour. The large picture window and French doors are double glazed. A petite Juliet balcony provides a sheltered, leafy, private nook. The flue from the wood burning fire in the living room two floors below, extends through for winter coziness.

2. On the top floor, a double. As is consistent throughout the entire house, the view is maximised with windows (double glazed) around the room.

3. A small double or generous single. Tongue and groove walls with views to Somes Island and the harbour beyond.

1. The bathroom shares a floor with the master bedroom and has spa bath and separate shower. Matakana (terracotta) tiles and a rimu door add a rustic tone. A separate toilet is located opposite, housed in the utilities tower.

2. A guest toilet is located on the first floor, in a circular room within the brick utilities tower. Bespoke timber shelves are curved to fit the contours of the space - just one of the many design details that make this home utterly delightful. A storage cupboard is also located on this floor.

At the entry to the kitchen and dining room is the smallest room in the house - a tiny reading or conversation 'room', entered through a circular opening. This stunning feature echoes the cylindrical form of the towers. Without doubt, this is certainly a conversation point!

As gorgeous today as when originally crafted, the rimu kitchen with stainless steel bench tops enables the pleasure of cooking while maintaining connection with the view, friends and family. Open shelves combine with cupboards and a large circular pantry to maximise aesthetic beauty and practicality.

A spectacular spot to enjoy food and conversation, the dining area is spacious enough to accommodate the many visitors who will seek invitations to your home at the seaside. The stunning walnut dining table in the photograph was made in New Zealand and is a negotiable chattel, available for purchase with the house, in which it so perfectly sits.

There are balconies from the sitting room and master bedroom, plus a circular courtyard next to the carport. The beach, park, public swimming pool and local sailing club are mere steps away.

A covered carport provides shelter, with direct access into the house.

In addition to a heat pump and electric wall heater, a wood burning stove is situated in the living room, with a flue that extends through the dining room and master bedroom.

Kim Slessor
Kim Slessor
Sales Consultant
Mobile: 027 230 3328

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