In 1997 this four bedroom, two storey weatherboard English cottage style home was floated in one piece by barge from St Heliers, Auckland to where it resides today with a front row seat on the Mangawhai waterfront. Boasting a large, level and fully landscaped 1639m² section bordering a strip of reserve running down to the waterfront your view will not be built out and your waterfront access won't be compromised. This character home oozes charm and opulence with stunning lead-light windows, decorative ceiling detail, elegant lighting and a barrelled hallway ceiling. Although an icon of yesteryear, she has been bought into contemporary times and has been restored and refreshed and now showcases new carpet, a new paint job, and a brand new terracotta tiled roof. You can also expect to stay comfortable in the cooler months as this beauty has been insulated and has a heat pump. Creating that much desired indoor/outdoor flow, french doors open from the living area to a large deck wrapping along two sides of the home. A picturesque vine covered pergola creates cover so you can enjoy your afternoon teas while you relax overlooking your low maintenance garden area. The ground level also features a functional kitchen, separate dining, bathroom, powder room and bedroom. Imagine gliding up the staircase to find a further bathroom and three spacious bedrooms, the master having ample wardrobe space. French doors lead to a further versatile room which could be used for a dressing room, nursery or converted to an en-suite. There is ample storage space in the form of closets, window seats and built in cabinetry. There is also a separate small linen closet/room. At your doorstep, all year long you can enjoy the many estuary water activities and family fun times accessible from this prestigious property such as windsurfing, swimming, canoeing and stand-up paddle-boarding. Set at the end of a peaceful and private cul-de-sac and approximately a four minute golf-cart drive to the local course. The local cafes and shops are also within walking distance and Auckland approximately a 75 minute drive away. Yes you can have the best of both worlds. Homes of this character , charm and calibre do not come along often. Don't wait.