Old air force house soars to $1.6m record

The first 1930s refurbished air force bungalow at 2 Sunderland Ave sold for $1.6 million.
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The first 1930s refurbished air force bungalow at 2 Sunderland Ave sold for $1.6 million.

Prices at Hobsonville Point, Auckland, are heating up with a refurbished and extended heritage air force bungalow selling for a whopping $1.6m, a new record for the area.

It was a good price for the Hobsonville area, Bayleys Albany agent Clare Ellis says. Though she expects other homes on the same street to go for a similar price.

The house at No. 2 Sunderland Ave is the first of 10 houses in the street to go on the market. It was extensively refurbished and extended, including decking and landscaping, she says.

With a ground floor area of 261 square metres on a 1160sqm site, the home features a double garage, four bedrooms and three living areas.

A 1930s former home at Hobsonville Point prior to restoration.

A 1930s former home at Hobsonville Point prior to restoration.

Prospective buyers will be buying off plans for the next three houses, the first house used as their model.

All of the homes were for Hobsonville air base staff accommodation and built for the armed services. The heritage street will also get a lift with the former base commander's house being moved onto a vacant section this summer. 

In total there will be 19 fully refurbished former air force homes from the 1930s in the Sunderland neighbourhood, as well as over 190 new homes.

The Hobsonville Point development will see 3000 homes and apartments built, and will house around 8000 people.

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