Large site in cul-de-sac offers options to add value
Rwwhangamata.co.nz/ ID: WHA21725
By Jo Ferris
Classic simplicity comes nicely packaged with a generous section and a charming street ambience in Whangamata’s popular Moana Point. Anyone, itching to see next month’s grand finale of Australia’s long-running Neighbours’ soap opera, could be forgiven for seeing similarity here. Isabel Street sits across the causeway, tucked off the road that leads out of town up to the Coromandel. It nestles away from Whangamata’s more bustling centre – a cul-de-sac that has the advantage of no through traffic. From this home, it’s a gentle amble down to the reserve at Moana Point and the water’s edge on the upper harbour. This nature walk weaves around the foreshore – offering places to launch the kayak when the tide is in, picnic spots to take the kids and a good run for the dog. It’s a short drive to the boat ramp across the causeway from here. Given there’s room for the boat on this section, along with the campervan – this property is an attractive proposition. Comfortable as this home is now, there is definite potential. Anyone looking for a project, should see plenty of advantages with this property – either tackling a complete revamp, or extending the place with more facilities. Right now, the house comprises three bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet and open-plan living. It has that cosy ambience of family holiday visits, a batch of mum’s favourite hot scones fresh from the oven, sitting on the front deck as kids catch up with friends up and down the road. At this time of the year the wood burner is still a treat. It’s yet another reminder of the times and style when this property was built, while the classic window seat nook is an invitation to tuck up in the sun with a good book. With decking at the front to soak in the sun and watch the street action, there’s another deck at the back for more privacy in the garden. This is the backyard barbecue spot – mature trees and pongas offering a home for birdsong and a playground for the kids. The separate garage offers its own potential as well. This is a large single - one that includes workshop space and loads of room for the boards, bikes and any other toys. Everything about this property epitomises Whangamata of the past – some might say, the way it should still be today. Whatever this property’s future will be, it should bring in lots of interest come auction time. This is set for the end of the month. Plenty of time to do due diligence and see what is possible in terms of renovating or extending the house. The property could sell prior, of course.