As I said earlier I’ve spent most of this week obsessed by a coastal property in the nearby suburb of Titahi Bay. I did a drive past with a friend, and the obession didn’t go away.
So I contacted the agent – they weren’t doing an open home this weekend – so we arranged a private viewing.
The reality is that the house is an original 1985 property. With a new roof. It doesn’t leak, the windows are in better condition than you’d expect for being by the sea. The view is awesome and can be seen from both bedrooms as well as the lounge. The house is a good size for us. with 2 bedrooms plus a study/storage area under another study nook near the lounge. There is an internal access garage under, plus another free-standing garage (that’s the roof in the picture above).
On the other side of the equation the bathroom is basic (to be kind) and the kitchen original – not even a dishwasher! There’s $35,000 worth of work to bring those areas up to scratch (and I’m talking marble and bespoke joinery either).
There’s a lot to think about – but if feels more balanced now – for which I’m grateful.