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Stalking in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Sammy is a regular reader and commentator on the blog. Sammy is a Kiwi. Sammy shares my real estate addiction and Sammy goes stalking when she is bored.

Gloomy winter day here in Auckland and it's my day off so I decided to do some real estate stalking and found one of my favourite homes is up for sale. It was featured in a magazine a few years back and I must have ripped out the entire article for my folder once I stopped drooling! I probably couldn't afford the garage but hey we're all dreamers at heart. It certainly made me think of summer.....love the slick tropical feel with ethnic touches and worn timbers. Yum.

I want to see more pictures! I want to see bigger pictures! Hey I want to see better pictures! Sammy I want to see those torn out magazine pages! Dreaming of a beachside bolt-hole. Actually, like you, I'm dreaming of summer down here in the southern winter. Link to this North Shore, Auckland home here while it lasts.

Reader Comments (19)

We're enjoying summer in the Northern hemisphere, but I'm still dreaming of a view like that amazing one in the images. :)Ada

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterclassiq

WOW! LOVE it. Makes me think we should be focusing this winter on getting the pool done so I can ejoy summer, when it comes! Very inspiring pics! Thank you! KL

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKL

Divine! I could just move straight into that beautiful house & never leave.

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrs BC

WOW! I love that outdoor fireplace! And the second to last picture is just heavenly!!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentercinzia allocca

Amazing!! I love infinity pool!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLela - Seaseight

Looks like heaven on earth! I love it all (except the furniture in one of the bedrooms -- too dark and heavy). The kitchen is fabulous and the outdoor lighting is amazing!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

A skinny dipping paradise!!!!!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthemodernsybarite

so, tell me again why i neglected to marry rich? grrrr! that bathtub alone is so drool-worthy!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick


24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Elements

If I win the lottery it is mine. LOVE IT!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOkwari

I just have one question:
When do I move in?

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKERRY

Thanks for posting Jo. For those that don't know - Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand and means land of the long white cloud. The beach is Takapuna (falling spring), the harbour is the Waitemata (sparkling sea) , the gulf is the Hauraki (north wind) and the volcano is Rangitoto (bloody skies). So much more poetic than English don't you think? :)

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentersammy

I meant to say the beach in the photo etc...not all beaches!

24 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentersammy

What a beautiful retreat for the every day.


25 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeba

This house doesn't belong to us human beings, it belongs to the gods. Only gods lives in the paradise ....

25 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkris

AMAZING. Speechless. x

love the building but think the interior could have been done a lot better the bar stools look very out of place and to be honest rather ugly the dinning table large yes but completely out of place and not impressive in this setting . would love to live there though.

27 Jun 2011 | Unregistered Commentershlomit ferber

Architecture to feed the soul. Thanks so much for sharing this. Total Inspired!

29 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEnnui

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