A romantic home that was barged to its current location, a lifestyle block with lake views and cute Kerikeri cottage are what we think are worth checking out this week if you are in the market for a new home. For more listings and property information go to oneroof.co.nz/openhomes.
65 Lincoln St, Mangawhai Heads, Kaipara
This classic, two-storey, weatherboard home was floated up to the seaside village of Mangawhai by barge from St Heliers in Auckland, where it had once been a doctor's home and rooms. It looks as if it's always stood in state here near the water's edge, beautifully integrated into its current position with extensive decking, on a landscaped 1639sq m section. Original interior features, such as the ornate staircase, have been perfectly preserved, while modern bathrooms have been carefully designed to blend in with its vintage heart. The kitchen is sunny and bright and the views from every single room are delightful. Auction 21, March 21.
126 Lakeland Lane, Pakaraka, Far North
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If you're looking for the ultimate lifestyle block, with the added bonus of lake views, then this fabulous property should be on your radar. It offers 40,000sq m of land, much of which is currently garden and trees, along with a truly extraordinary two-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which is around 20 years old with timeless European-inspired décor in restful blues and greens. The bathrooms must be seen to be believed, with their Italian tiling and preparing meals will be an absolute pleasure, with such an attractive outlook. The bedrooms are just beautiful, as is the garden, and living here will just be so easy. List price $1,285,000.
2 Davis Strongman Place, Kerikeri, Far North
Cute and eclectic, this lovely little cottage on an easy-care 5014sq m lifestyle block is only 8km from Kerikeri and has been the perfect space for its current artist owners to express themselves. The kitchen is pleasingly rustic and cosy, while the living areas are light and bright. Exuberant colours have been used throughout and every room has a unique personality – including the Hundertwasser-inspired bathroom. Completely private, it boasts a charming, well-established garden and decking for chilling out and relaxing. Well looked after, with three bedrooms or two plus a studio, and beautifully presented, it has separate garaging or workshop space. List price $699,000.