SPACIOUS SECTION: This Lockwood home on a 1432-square-metre section has plenty of space for new owners to make their mark.

YOU’LL never miss what’s going on in Whakatane from this peaceful home with views over the Whakatane River and Landing Road bridge.

This three-bedroom home plus office on a huge 1432-square-metre section has splendid views across the main entrance to town and Warren Cole Walkway as it winds along the edge of the river. However, peace and privacy is never compromised as the home is surrounded with gardens arranged into private courtyards.

The home is situated far from street noise at the end of a long driveway off Pouwhare Street, with a generous parking and turn-around area in front of the internal access double garage.

A spacious lawn area in front of the house contains a number of healthy looking citrus trees and raised vegetable beds.

There is enough space here for those with visions of an extra garage, sleepout, workshop or possibly even a subdivision, but it is also lovely just as it is.

The house is a Lockwood with tiled roof and natural wood interior.

With three generously-sized double bedrooms, each opening to the private courtyard garden, and an office off the lounge large enough to be used as a double bedroom, there is no shortage of space.

The lounge has the gorgeous cathedral ceiling Lockwoods are famous for and opens through sliding doors to a patio where there is always something to look at.

There is lots of space for both a formal dining area adjoining the lounge as well as a family breakfast space adjacent to the kitchen and these can be separated with French doors or left open for an open plan feel.

Outside the kitchen-dining area, a large Archgola covers most of a courtyard barbecue area, which is paved with gorgeous vintage Avondale bricks, combined beautifully with modern tiles.

A beautiful macadamia tree at the end of the garden provides plenty of shade on hot summer days, without casting shadow over the house, as well as a wealth of nuts.

The kitchen has a cute, country feel, though is well set up with double wall oven, extra wide ceramic cooktop and rangehood, as well as dishwasher and plenty of cupboards. As if this wasn’t enough, a bonus scullery provides extra storage and bench space as well as room for second fridge.

A separate laundry leads out to another paved area where the rotary clothesline is hidden away. The bathroom is separated into two rooms, one for the shower and the other for a bath, vanity and toilet. A second separate toilet is a handy extra.

Because this is such a must-see property there are open homes on both days this weekend.

The vendor is expecting interest over $660,000.


5A Pouwhare Street, Whakatane
Agent: Stuart Lougher
Phone: 07 307 0165 or 027 4988 864
Set sale date: August 7 – 3pm
Open homes: Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 2.45pm