Ex-Editor of Herald Homes Magazine Selling Auckland Bungalow with Resort Vibes

Estelle Sarney, the founding editor of the New Zealand Herald’s property magazine Herald Homes, is trading her stylish Auckland bungalow for a new location. Described as “more like a resort than a traditional home,” the four-bedroom Mount Albert property is up for grabs [ON OneRoof].

Sarney, who edited the magazine (a precursor to OneRoof) from 2005 to 2010, spotted the potential in the bungalow 14 years ago. Having seen countless houses during her tenure, this one clearly held something special.

The spacious living area boasts a north-facing view, a cozy gas fire, and characterful beamed ceilings with built-in bookcases. The kitchen-dining room, complete with a walk-in pantry, is described by Sarney as “where Grant loves cooking.” The easy flow from the lounge to the expansive deck creates an ideal spot for relaxation, with Sarney considering it “the best seat in the house.”

“It’s like living in a very private park here, with the big trees and all the space,” Sarney says, highlighting the property’s tranquil vibe. The volcanic soil adds another perk, producing “amazing crops of vegies and fruit” from the established fruit trees.

Those seeking a stylish haven with a resort-like feel are sure to be drawn to Sarney’s former abode. With its practicalities and undeniable charm, this Mount Albert bungalow is likely to attract significant interest.


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