DINING OUT: Outdoor entertaining is well catered for with a sun-drenched northern deck that provides plenty of separate zones. Photos Open2View

IF it’s outdoor living you want, look no further than this four-bedroom,
two-level family home with expansive decking surrounded by tropical gardens.

WITH such an idyllic spot, it’s no wonder the owners of this West End property have called it home for 24 years.

In fact, in its lifetime, this beach residence has only had two owners – testi-mony to the fact that you will not find a better place to put down roots.

Whether you’re raising a family, looking for a retirement option with plenty of room for visitors, or a holiday home, it ticks all the boxes and once you move in, you simply will not want to leave.

The features are many and varied, starting with the beach – which is just a short stroll down the driveway and provides for gorgeous views from many of the rooms inside.

In keeping with its location, the home has been well set up for outdoor entertaining with a stunning sun-drenched deck out front, surrounded by beautifully landscaped tropical gardens.

The deck is expansive, providing separate outdoor living areas for relaxing, barbecuing and more, including a nifty bar set-up created by bi-folding windows that open the full northern face of the kitchen.

There’s a second smaller outdoor living area off the lounge and another living area with small deck upstairs.

Constructed from a mix of brick and timber, with aluminium joinery, the home is older in architectural style and full of character with its angles, high-pitched wooden ceilings with exposed beams, and use of interior brick feature walls.

There is nothing boring or bland about this home. Whereas many modern homes can sometimes feel like big open-plan caverns, without any private spaces, this is full of smaller, purposeful spaces – all cosy and light-filled.

There are two bedrooms downstairs along with full bathroom facilities, a laundry and internal access to a double garage, off which there is a separate office or hobby room.

There are two more bedrooms upstairs, including the master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and walk-through en suite, and a mezzanine lounge overlooking the downstairs living area.

The property is the middle of three, occupying a sizeable space that includes copious parking for vehicles and boats, raised vegetable beds and various citrus trees. You even have your own avocado tree.

An auction is scheduled in a week, so anyone interested in securing this little piece of Ohope paradise is advised to move quickly.

Harcourts

13A West End, Ohope
Agent: David Marshall
Phone: 308 6359 or 027 4998 481
Open home: Sunday, November 17, 1pm-1.45pm
Auction: Saturday, November 23 at 2pm on site