A true mid-century masterpiece, this rare slice of New Zealand history is on the market after more than two decades with the same family, presenting an incomparable opportunity for the astute buyer.
Elevated on Herne Bay’s sought after northern slopes and boasting majestic views to the harbour and city beyond, renowned architect Henry Kulka was commissioned to create this property in 1967 by one of New Zealand’s most prominent photographers and her husband, and as such has its place in art and history books.
Elements of Kulka’s signature style abound, including built-in seating and bookshelves and an open plan yet thoughtfully distinct living area with decks on each side to maximise the sun. Spanning three levels, this is a house with surprising amounts of storage and space, including the original owner’s dark room off the internally accessed garage.
Soak up the expansive views across the rooftops to the harbour and city from the generous sun-filled master suite with walk-in robe and en suite, while three further double bedrooms and two bathrooms mean this is a home that will grow with the family.
Unwind in the tranquil garden and keep an eye on the kids as they splash in pool. Cleverly considered additions include a hidden water tank for the pool and garden, and multiple storage and shed options.
Add to all this a self-contained one bedroom flat with its own access, kitchenette, bathroom and living room, and the options here are endless.
In zone for Bayfield School and Ponsonby Intermediate, here is your chance to indulge your mid-century dreams in the ultimate location. There’s not another property like this, don’t miss out.