A must see for character lovers! On the market for the first time in more than 50 years, this home has been a sanctuary to 4 generations of the same family. This pretty cottage sits on a spacious 2044sqm section with lovely sea views, good grassy open areas as well as bush for the kids to play in, and a plentiful old home orchard – it is simply a place to call home and full of ripe potential.
Low on mod-cons and high on character and charm, the home is light and airy with polished wooden floors and an open fireplace. The layout comprises two large bedrooms and separate kitchen, lounge and dining rooms, plus bathroom and laundry. A heat pump and some insulation keep it warm in winter.
The native bush and large fruit trees create a haven for birds, including kaka, kereru, tui and many more. This amazing private location is only a stroll across the walkway to the Ostend weekend market, cafes, supermarket, chemist and doctor’s surgery. The bus-stop is an easy stroll, Palm Beach a scenic walk away, and only minutes by car to the School campus – plus it’s on the right side of the Causeway to drive to the ferries.
Private and elevated, the council track crossing the Okahuiti conservation wetland from Belgium Street arrives almost at the driveway. No. 79 is one of the first houses built in Wilma Road from the initial subdivision of Ostend, and as the saying goes ‘the early bird gets the worm’. With a location that is central and convenient this unusually large section offers plenty of scope to develop the property further. The family awaits the right person to make magic out of their original homestead.