Spanish Mission Meets Remuera Lifestyle

31 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Price Upon Request
MLS 865160
Web code OPZF
Status Active

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Total Beds
4
Total Baths
3

Overview

Nestled at the crossroads of Remuera's illustrious Victoria and Tirohanga Avenues stands a majestic manor, a veritable portal to a bygone era of Spanish elegance and charm. This resplendent Spanish Mission residence, a testament to architectural finesse, bears the distinguished imprint of Auckland's visionary architect, Horace Massey, crafted with unparalleled precision for John Robert Rendell, scion of the venerable Rendell’s Department Store dynasty. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into a time-travelling portal and ended up in Spain. A symphony of history and contemporary allure, 31 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland City, stands as a singular marvel amidst its peers,...
its stately silhouette commanding attention atop the Remuera ridgeline. Adorned with iconic archways, textured cream-colored exteriors, and wrought-iron balconies, this architectural masterpiece exudes an ambiance reminiscent of the sun-kissed Mediterranean, mere minutes from Auckland's bustling heart. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, multiple living areas, and easy flow from the expansive interior to the opulent outdoor areas, this property has been built with longevity and togetherness in mind. “What stood out to us when we bought this property almost 10 years ago was that, even from the street, it told a story” the current owner says. “It’s been wonderful to have become part of the home’s story.” And if these walls could talk. The beautiful property has been home to many prominent Aucklanders over the years, including former Mayor John Banks. Beyond its grandeur lies a sanctuary of serenity and solitude, where mornings begin with breakfasts overlooking the tranquil pool and evenings unfold amidst the soothing embrace of meticulously landscaped gardens. “Our children grew up in this home, and the house has always been filled with people. There’s enough room for the kids to be kids with the wide-open spaces outside and of course the pool, but we’ve all had plenty of space. We’ve hosted many events here including many Chinese New Year celebrations which guests like Phil Goff have attended over the years … it’s been a wonderful home to share with other people.” For those discerning connoisseurs seeking a residence that transcends mere brick and mortar, 31 Victoria Avenue offers an unparalleled blend of space, prestige, and access to Auckland's vibrant tapestry. “One of my favourite things to do is to enjoy breakfast on the balcony overlooking the pool or sit in a chair outside with a tea. The home and landscaping is just so lovely and relaxing; it’s like taking a breath of fresh air whenever we come home.” Barfoot & Thompson agents John Zhang and Louissa Bao who are marketing the property say there’s nothing quite like 31 Victoria Avenue on the market. “A property like this very rarely comes to market,” John says. “This home combines space and esteem with unbeatable access to the rest of Auckland. Prestigious schools including Dio, St Cuthberts, St Kents and Kings are nearby, while easy access to the motorway in all directions makes getting around the rest of Auckland easy. When you consider its unique design and ability to cater for families of all shapes and sizes as well, this property really does have it all.” For the current owners, it’s time to bid farewell to this lovely home and depart with bittersweet reluctance, their thoughts lingering on the cherished moments shared within its hallowed embrace – as their kids head to Australia, they need downsizing. “Our daughter lives in Sydney now and our son will move there soon, so it’s with heavy hearts that we have decided to leave this beautiful home. We all have wonderful memories of our time here, in fact, we’re not sure if we’ll ever find another home that will compare to this one.” Tender: Closes on Wednesday 8 May 2024 at 4:00PM (unless sold prior)

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