A waterfront home in Auckland's Herne Bay that last changed hands 40 years ago has sold for $14 million, OneRoof can reveal.
The five-bedroom 1960s home on Sarsfield Street was snapped up in March for double its $7m CV, less than a month after hitting the market.
The sale price, which had been confidential until now, is the highest for the suburb in 2021, eclipsing the previous record holder, a grand Victorian villa on Jervois Road that sold at the start of the year for $8.5m.
It is also the second biggest sale for all of New Zealand so far this year, just falling short of the $15.6 million paid for a mansion on Victoria Avenue in Auckland's Remuera.
The house has one of the best views of the Waitemata. Photo / Supplied
Batchelor, who did not disclose the sale price at the time of the interview, said: “We were surprised at the number of buyers with over $10 million looking in this market. The amount of competition above $10 million is phenomenal at the moment.”
The three-level house, which sits on a 1138sqm section, is one of only a handful on Sarsfield Street that has a waterfront position and expansive views of the Waitemata.
OneRoof had profiled the home when it hit the market in February, interviewing the son of the Auckland couple who had lived in it for more than five decades.
He told OneRoof that his parents were living nearby when someone told them the property was for sale. He said his father bought it on the spot, because of the big boatshed at the bottom of the garden.
"Dad had had yachts and he and Mum had sailed a lot overseas," he said