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One Of New Zealand's Finest Waterfront Homes


For sale for the first time since 1995, this magnificent property can only be described as one of New Zealand's most admired and sought-after waterfront positions. This opportunity to secure a home of this ilk, in this location, is one of the rarest to surface in decades.
Minnehaha Avenue in Takapuna has long been regarded as North Shore's most exclusive address and number 29 offers over a quarter acre of land running to the water and has the unique feature of having no immediate Northern neighbour - instead a lush reserve giving you ultimate privacy.
"Whitherwind" is easily one of the areas most talked about and admired properties in the area. A timeless Cape Cod home designed by Ron Dijkmans offering some 628m² of internal living, excluding large wraparound terraces that offer some of the best and most intimate views on the North Shore. The home offers extensive accommodation with five ensuited bedrooms all a good size. On the lower floor, two bedrooms flow out to a fantastic large games room with a full-size billiard table, separate bathroom and large indoor heated pool and spa, through the sea gate and onto the sand with beautiful Thorne Bay a mere few minutes away. The main living space on entry has a spacious kitchen and informal living which flows out to an expansive terrace spanning the width of the home with magnificent close views. Adjacent to the main living area is a spacious formal lounge and formal dining with ample space for the grand piano. Both the first and second floors are underfloor heated via (hot water) hydraulic for all-round maintaining of temperature. Also on this floor is a library or could be a second home office. On the third floor, the master is superb. It features a spacious bedroom with its own private office, large walk-in wardrobe (with laundry chute), ensuite and private viewing balcony. The 180 degree views from the property are expansive and look right down Takapuna Beach, as well as both framed views of Rangitoto and gorgeous aspect up the harbour to the North.
Above the four car garaging, there are two further ensuited rooms. In their current configuration, one is a private guest accommodation suite, ideal for au-pair or extended family, and one is currently a gymnasium also with an ensuite.
Those wanting a home that can only be described as "The best of the best", must get in touch to discuss the viewing and pricing instructions.