Glory Days

2 Smith Street

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Glory Days


2 Smith Street

Freemans Bay, Auckland

Auction The Sapphire Room, upstairs, Ponsonby Central (unless sold prior) on 04.10.2017 at 6:30 PM

Character, history, class and charm - this home has many a tale to tell. Years ago, the grand old three/four bedroom villa in a small street ending in Western Park, at the edge of the CBD by Ponsonby Road was home to architect Nigel Cook. Gerhard Rosenberg, architect and Town Planner, bought it for his family in 1969 and they welcomed a veritable who's who of Auckland's Bohemian creative culture artists, academics and social activists. The curious double storey children's play house built by Nigel Cook still captures children's imaginations in the garden. Still many other things have changed. A separate space with its own bathroom was added downstairs to offer generous extra accommodation opening to the garden, perfect for a teenager or work-from-home. Since the 1960s, the house has seen Freemans Bay evolve to one of Auckland's most upmarket, desirable central city locations with the best shops and restaurants on its doorstep. From the big sunny verandah off the spacious living with its lovely plywood walls, the family and guests have seen the view morph from expanses of harbour to the SkyTower threading up through a busy cityscape. Cosy fireplaces where they would sit at night are still here, as are the soaring ceilings and all the hallmarks of a traditional villa. So, now it's your turn to weave your story, get creative and make the most of this amazing do-up opportunity in a brilliant location where your kids can play in the park and you can walk everywhere.

Property Details

Suburb stats

Property ID PON24786

Category
House
Status
Current
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
OSP
1

Features

Other

Close To Schools, Close To Shops, Close To Transport


Floor Plan


Inspection times

30 Sep 12:00PM - 12:30PM

01 Oct 12:00PM - 12:30PM


Local Schools

* While every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed is accurate, please check details directly with the school before making decisions based on this information.

Primary
Intermediate
Secondary
Freemans Bay School - 390m away
Years 1-6
Co-ed
Wellington Street
09 3601572


Ponsonby Intermediate - 1.3km away
Years 7-8
Co-ed
50 Clarence Street
09 3760096


Auckland Girls' Grammar School - 280m away
Year 9-15
Girls
Howe Street
09 3074180


Western Springs College - 3.1km away
Year 9-15
Co-ed
Motions Road
09 8156730



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Angela Saunders


Licensee Agent

Mobile: 021 448 900

Phone: (09) 376 2186

Georgina Munro


Licensee Salesperson

Mobile: 021 457 102

Phone: (09) 376 2186


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Suburb Stats

Freemans Bay


Median sale price in August 2017

$1,510,000

72% last month
28% same time as
last year

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25% last month
6 sales
33% same time as
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