THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS…
Painting the Town Green…
The stars are shining brightly in Matakana Green – all seven of them. Sustainable, eco-friendly stars! Matakana Green’s housing development stipulates that all dwellings must achieve a minimum Homestar rating of seven stars. Homestar is a rating process developed by the Building Research Association of NZ and the NZ Green Building Council. David Wildish from Catalyst Homes is marketing the land and also offers eco-friendly builds. To put that ranking into perspective, he says, “There is possibly just one home in the country with a 10-star ranking – generally new builds sit around the three-star mark. A seven will see you seldom flicking on a heater.” He continues, “Dwellings of this nature have by default created an amazing community of like-minded, enviro-conscious people; everyone’s on a first-name basis.” Prices start from $350,000 for land only, up to around $900,000 for land and house packages. Lot sizes vary from 800sqm to 1400sqm. Be quick – all but one site has sold, with two under contract.
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Mad on Matakana…
Laly Haddon Place and Tamahunga Drive require little introduction. This exclusive subdivision in Matakana is split into stunning country blocks on one side, and 40 residential sites adjacent. All but a couple of the 64 sites in the subdivision have sold. An absolutely mouth-watering executive home is currently under construction and is proudly marketed by Shailenne Parkes of Bayleys, this large cedar home and its 1.1 hectares of prime land on the ridge, has a price tag of $2.48m.
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A Subdivision On Point!
A prestigious development in Point Wells has gardening types swooning. Just like the peat soil is of high quality, so too is the design of housing unfolding here. It will certainly be one to watch as both garden and architecture takes shape. Mike Pero Salesperson, Angela Wain, says, “The subdivision kicked off two years ago and to date all of stage one has sold, with some changing hands a second time. There have been two recent 5,000sqm waterfront sites selling for $2.5m. Sections of 1000sqm are on the market for $550,000, with house and land sites ticking over at the $1.4 – $1.6m mark”. Ponds, shared walkways, seating and common areas are part of the appeal. Angela is finding many buyers are ex-Omaha enthusiasts who enjoy the more permanent resident profile of Point Wells, along with a thriving community.”
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Rosa Villa Lane is Blooming
Historical Puhoi Village has soul, dishing out a delightful bohemian vibe. It must be the river setting, farmers market, and that iconic Kiwi pub… Interest in Puhoi has swelled as citysiders reach out for a new lifestyle, one the locals dub as being ‘close to Auckland but a world away’. Sally Brown from Mike Pero has fielded plenty of enquiries from lifestyle-hungry folk keen to explore a new subdivision in the making. “Once a farm of about 52 hectares, Rosa Villa Lane is a premium subdivision carved into 12 lots. Think post and rail fencing, gorgeous rural outlooks and an easy walk to the village.” Sale prices have ranged from $600,000 through to $825,000 for 2 hectares. At the time of writing, just two lots remain available.
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There are still more affordable options for people who want to get a little further off the beaten track. Bare land, houses and lifestyle blocks are all available on the fringes of the main centres on the Matakana Coast. Recently four one-hectare sections at Pakiri within a five-minute drive of the beach went for between $260K and $290. They face west with big valley views and are 25 minutes from Matakana. Melanie Eade says “The land in Pakiri suited our needs: space for our young boys, close to the beach, not far from Matakana… and it’s beautiful!” But Jeneen Binstead of Harcourts who sold these properties warns: “The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel is working on submissions right now, which by the end of September could result in the Auckland Council clamping down hard on subdivision in Rodney.” The message? Be quick to buy lifestyle.
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If you’re after a beachside retirement, investment or just to live on a gorgeous part of the Matakana Coast, there’s a new development at the north end of Snell’s Beach. ‘Whisper Cove’ will soon have five brand new, single level homes. Under construction now, they’re low maintenance, on level landscaped grounds, and all are three-bedroom. It’s a short stroll from the calm waters and lovely long beach at Snell’s – great for walkers! And if you have a boat, the ramp is very close. It’s ten minutes to both Warkworth and Matakana where there’s an increasingly great choice of cafés and restaurants, wineries, shopping and theatres. And the marvellous Brick Bay Winery and Sculpture Trail at the top of the road. These will be on the market from $825,000.
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