Exquisite Waterfront Paradise
St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
Surrounded by ocean and like living on an island, this incredible retreat is unique. Arguably the finest waterfront site in Auckland this home sits serenely, sheltered, high on the St Heliers clifftop with a wraparound panorama of sea and city. Sumich Chaplin Architects have remained true to the original Albert Goldwater, Art Deco home, built in the 1930’s, to create a new masterpiece of international calibre. The striking design blends character details in a substantial 6 bedroom retreat, the absolute ultimate in luxurious modern living set amongst leafy green gardens. Strong horizontal lines and gracious curves echo the art deco origins, enhanced by concrete columns and solid steel joinery.
Interiors evoke European simplicity -calm, sophisticated and exquisitely detailed with a wealth of beautiful materials. Floors are covered with French oak, limestone and sumptuous carpet. For entertaining it is brilliant, expansive living areas connect through the loggia, and hinuera paved patios to the pool . A fabulous choice of dining options includes, alfresco, with views that span the city to Browns Island, an elegant dining room, a fairyland of city lights at night, and a moody French oak lined wine cellar with vaulted brick ceiling. Mosaic and marble from floor to ceiling set a palatial mood in 4 of the bathrooms. A gallery is custom designed for your art, connecting the super sized bedroom suites with captivating views.
Although this is a home on a grand scale, it is also intimate and inviting. Everything is designed to make living here relaxing, smart living, sound, lighting and blind control at the touch of a screen. There are also many ingenious ideas, like the soundproof cavity sliders, that convert a lounge to a media room. Guests will love staying in their own chic, New York style apartment. The 6 car garaging and huge offstreet parking, enclosed by two sets of gates, caters well for visitors.
This sublime home on its spectacular, private site will leave you breathless. Temptation at it’s most seductive. St Heliers is an established seaside locality with a vibrant village centre. The shopping area known as ‘the Bay’ includes an excellent range of shops, restaurants, cafes, and a fantastic library housed in its original historic building. Only a 15 minute drive from downtown, the suburb attracts a range of residents from young families to more senior people, enjoying the more relaxed pace of living at the beach.
Price: Price Upon Request
Specialty Items: French Oak Lined Wine Cellar, Elegant Dining Room, Swimming Pool.
Address: St. Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand