Builder 'spared no expense'
A builder's home within easy walking distance of Manakau's Waikawa Beach has been auctioned for $380,000.
The property, at 593 Waikawa Beach Rd, had a rateable value of $365,000.
Trina James, of Harcourts, says the near-new house was in a quiet, private location and had been lovingly built with "no expense spared".
"It included a magnificent gourmet kitchen, with plenty of quality benchtops and fittings, a dining area and family room, formal lounge, three spacious bedrooms plus an office or fourth bedroom.
"There were two large covered deck areas providing brilliant shelter, outstanding aesthetic appeal, and great outdoor entertainment and living space."
The 3814 square metres of landscaped grounds included a separate garage, fenced backyard and two kennels.
A Paraparaumu Beach home with a "stunning" garden has sold for $505,000.
The property, at 16 Vaucluse Ave, had a rateable value of $510,000 and drew bids of up to $495,000 before being passed in and selling immediately after the auction to the highest bidder.
"It was a gracious character home hidden from the street in a stunning garden setting with all- day sun," Trudi Szytkiel, of Harcourts Paraparaumu, says.
It had four bedrooms, two bathrooms and several living areas, one of which opened to a large covered deck and garden with a swimming pool and spa.
The 1209sqm site included parking for a boat or trailer.
A seaside home in one of Waikanae's most popular streets has been auctioned for $752,000.
The property, at 13 Ara Kuaka, had a rateable value of $850,000.
"It was a stylish four-bedroom home bordering Waikanae's best playground with its own private beach access," Paul Workman of Harcourts Waikanae says.
"It had a host of fun features, including a sunny deck off the main bedroom with relaxing sea views, a modern kitchen, a billiard room with a slate table, a boatshed and workshop to die for, and great indoor/outdoor flow to an 816sqm section."
An Otaki Beach home with the potential for someone to add value has been auctioned for $220,000.
The property, at 68 Tasman Rd, had a rateable value of $280,000.
Peter Thomson, of Harcourts Otaki, says it was a solid family home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an internal-access double-garage and scope to "add value and reap rewards" with minor interior decorating.
The 220sqm dwelling was on an elevated, 812sqm site close to transport and handy to the beach.
A rural lifestyle block in Carterton has sold for $189,000.
The 2.7305 hectares of bare land, at 421 Belvedere Rd, was part of the Belvedere Meadows subdivision.
"It had a nice rural outlook to the Tararua Ranges, and was handy to Carterton and the train station," Liz Ryniker, of Guardian First National, Greytown, says.
"An added attraction was its proximity to the Mangatarere Stream, which is great for children to paddle in."
The property had a rateable valuation of $195,000.
The Dominion Post