Listed by Andrew Fava
Sold - 03.04.2017
Listed by Andrew Fava
Located on arguably the best street in sought-after Mangere Bridge, this original and character filled 1930s bungalow has seen the development and growth of its environment and has, through it all, stood its ground with a regal air of grace and solidity.
Although occupying only a portion of its original land holding, the traditional home easily contends with its brand new neighbours. Original but beautifully preserved inside, the heritage lover with a keen eye for detail and sense of what could be recreated, will be quick to appreciate the gorgeous architraves and beams in native timbers, the leadlight detailing of the bungalow casement windows and the wide, generous proportions that are hallmarks of this era of building.
The whole home exudes a feeling of strength and permanence - from the living room with feature window seat, beckoning the leisurely reading of a book in the sun that pours into the space, to the separate dining room. The kitchen and bathroom, though in need of modernising, can easily cater to daily needs while you live in the home, planning your tribute to its past and future.
A typically 1930s feature of a sunroom enjoys panoramic vistas to the Manukau Harbour and revels in its supreme elevation above the surrounding area. Two ample bedrooms round off the floor plan on the main living level, where enormous storage and an original garage come workshop offer options below.
It's in a very favourable location. Mangere Bridge is recommended for its neighbourly village atmosphere. Across the road are the extensive Mangere Mountain Domain and Bridge Park Bowling and Tennis Clubs. Nearby are good schools, transport routes, amenities, Ambury Park and Manukau Harbour.
This house is in an environment that presents a blank canvas ready for landscaping creativity, the scope for a magical reimagining of this home is truly enticing. For the astute purchaser who will value the pride a home that has stood the test of time shows and appreciate the craftsmanship and permanence it embodies.
Property ID RMU24038
Close To Schools, Close To Shops, Close To Transport