FULL PACKAGE: This five-bedroom, two bathroom, fully renovated home sits on a large low maintenance section with super garaging. Photos Open2view

Here’s a hidden treasure – beautifully renovated, private and with plenty of room for the extended family.

THERE is a lot of house here – and with it a lot of opportunities.

The owners of this property, which has an Alexander Avenue street address but is nestled at the end of the private Tane Lane, are downsizing as they enter the next stage of their lives.

Their decision to leave the home they have spent 20 years developing opens the door for another family to enjoy the fruits of their effort. Perhaps you have teenagers, extended family living with you, work from home or simply need lots of space – this is a property that will suit a multitude of needs with the house split into two adjoined but separate living quarters, extensive garaging with a carport and outdoor room, plenty of parking, a deck and courtyard for entertaining, a covered spa area and a purpose-built pet space.

In all there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms with the house being extended five years ago for the owners’ in-laws to live alongside them, in their own space.

The original house consists of an open plan living-dining area that opens on both sides to entertaining areas. At the front, running the length of the northern face, there is a covered wooden deck and out the back there is a private, sheltered paved courtyard perfect for barbeques and sitting around the brazier at night before jumping into the adjacent spa.

The extensive refurbishment in the main house includes a new kitchen with island breakfast bar and scullery. There are two double bedrooms located off the central hallway, including the master offering lovely views over the front garden, and a single bedroom currently used as an office. There’s a separate toilet and the main bathroom, with wetfloor shower and stunning black basin and tapware, is very stylish.

A door at the end of the hall leads to the extension, which has all the space you’d expect in a standalone two bedroom unit. There’s a large open plan living area opening onto the front deck, two big bedrooms and a supersized double-access bathroom with wetfloor shower.

The house was reroofed and recarpeted when extended, fully insulated (including in the exterior walls) and double glazed. Two heat pumps are installed to take off the winter chill, there are fans to circulate the heat and a DVS to ensure the whole home stays warm, dry and well ventilated.

Outside, there’s a separate fenced area along the side of the house for your dog, plenty of garden shed storage and a useable low maintenance front section to park cars, boats and camper vans, and for children to ride their bikes.

It is not possible to view this home from the road so make sure you take time this weekend to attend one of the two scheduled open homes.


41a Alexander Ave, Whakatane

Agent: Chris Robson

Phone: (07) 307 0165 or 027 577 0029

Price: Set sale date

Open home: Saturday and Sunday, 1-1.30pm