Sumner Real Estate

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Canterbury Area
Canterbury Area
Tuesday 26th March - 4:00PM
98 Moorhouse Avenue (unless sold prior)
proudly marketed by
Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ
'The Rocks'. Sumner's Zenith!
* To download the property files, please copy and paste this link into your web browser - Never before available on the open market, this 'high profile' house has presented it's striking facade from Scarborough Hill towards Sumner Beach for almost 20 years, and yet today remains just as thrilling and breathtaking a masterpiece as ever, proving that great architecture is immortal. On the very edge of an ocean, sculptured into rock, the house is the essence of rock itself, above, almost in, the sea. The vista from virtually every window shouts, 'Welcome Aboard'! Architect Stephen Fitzgerald was commissioned by the original owners and his vision remains intact today. They passed the house privately to our current seller who enlisted the expertise of the very talented Andrew Watson (AW Architects) to oversee a most comprehensive refurbishment, nothing spared! Extra rooms were built creating further living space and bedrooms, a lighting designer was employed, state of the art technology installed including a C-Bus system, and a gym and steam room were added. All this has resulted in a modern environment beyond compare. Despite the dramatic, almost theatrical position, step, or drive through the vast steel entrances and you are in another world. Private and totally secluded, the house turns its back on the populace and engages directly with the seascape and beyond. Never boring, changing moods drift across the sky and sea. Sheltered from the south and east, outdoor terraces on each level are seamlessly connected through floor to ceiling glass doors providing seating and dining throughout all seasons. An elegant lap pool is not only an art form, but a summer necessity! Steps and pathways wind around the site passing raised vege beds and a prolific fig tree, through a steel door down to a little known rocky beach below. Security is paramount here. Steel and concrete seal the property from the outside world and cameras inside and out make this the perfect sanctuary for those preferring a secluded life. However, isolation is a choice and if you tire of the hideaway, a short stroll down the hill takes you into vibrant Sumner Village, prospering as never before. Despite exuberant growth, this remains an intimate and welcoming community. 'The Rocks' is a strikingly different house, designed to be viewed as a piece of art for the community around it. It is a landmark, naturally beautiful with a style and quality all of its own. There is no other like it and possibly never will be again. Viewing is vital. Allow some time, as this is not merely an address, it is an experience! Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from REINZ/Property Smarts/Land Information New Zealand/ The relevant local authority/Cera and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.
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