PRIME POSITION: The only two-storey home in Walnut Grove, this modern residence sits at the end of the cul-d-sac overlooking the lagoon. Photos supplied

With privacy and security assured, and premium views, this modern home has much to offer retirees and families.

THERE is no gate at the entrance of Whakatane’s Walnut Grove but there might as well be.
The grove, which took the title of best street in the 2017 Pride Whakatane awards, has all the benefits of a gated community – privacy, security, no through-traffic and a sense of neighbourliness that is becoming hard to find.

Number 14 is the only two storey home in this modern subdivision and is located at the far western end of the cul-de-sac, overlooking the Awatapu lagoon.

Its owners have lived here for the last 12 years and would happily remain except family circumstances are drawing them out of the area.

In this time, they have established gardens that are the envy of the street, alive with colour and native bird life.

The home is built from brick and palisade with the living upstairs to make the most the views and the bedrooms downstairs.

There are three spacious bedrooms on the ground floor that all enjoy wonderful views of different zones in the garden. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and full en suite and there is a double internal access garage with the laundry tucked away in the corner.

Upstairs is an open plan sunny living area with a well-equipped kitchen, with breakfast bar.

The dining room opens out to a sunny deck with tranquil views out over the lagoon and walkway. It flows through to a lounge area that is light and bright, with all windows positioned for optimum views.

There is a well-positioned heat pump that warms the whole living area and, with the house situated on the section the way it is, the sun streams in most of the day.

The section is a generous 880 square metres, fully fenced, and its shape allows for the creation of multiple different garden zones around the house.

Two tanks collect rainwater run-off for use in keeping the park-like grounds lush and green.

Walnut Grove is close to both primary and secondary schools, and an easy walk to the Kope shops and Whakatane Hospital making it a good choice for retirees, professional couples and families who value their peace and privacy.


14 Walnut Grove, Whakatane
Agent: Sarah Frater
Phone: 07 307 7274 or 027 534 1355
Price: $649,000
Open home: Sunday, 1pm to 1.30pm