Mid-Century Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration – Be Inspired!!


There are some properties where the owners are also honoured custodians – and when they sell, that privilege is passed on to the next residents. 54 Roberta Avenue, Glendowie is one of them – and now that distinction could be yours. This is the iconic ‘Pool House’ built by Sir Robert Kerridge in the 1960s, designed to entertain and created for leisure. Generations of Aucklanders remember it as the glamorous venue for parties around the pool.

The sturdily constructed 260m² home is, quite frankly, a monument to an unlimited supply of funds for the best materials and construction that could be bought at the time. The wall of glass in the lounge takes you on a journey towards the vast enchanting and ever-changing view of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond. The modern updates have been incorporated seamlessly into the home without compromising its integrity. A sleek kitchen complete with all the mod cons featuring in the open plan living and dining space. The master suite is in a separate wing where big picture windows on two of the bedroom walls portray the views to perfection. Walk through a fully-lit wardrobe with built-in dresser and then through to the spacious en suite with bathtub. Three more bedrooms are on the other side of the home, two of which enjoy their own private patio and the third features its own balcony. There are three full bathrooms and spacious laundry.

The pristine 1272m² site is enhanced by secluded mature planting; elaborate lighting showcases the delightful gardens; the pool and retro pool house are a monument to a past era. For the purposes of entertaining this outdoor paradise is hard to beat.

The highly sought after area is close to all the attractions and amenities of the Bays – and in zone for Glendowie College and Primary.

There is so much to enjoy here – sunrises; moonrises; spectacular views; seclusion; security; summer swims; multiple outdoor entertaining areas; morning coffee on the terrace accompanied by the sound of tui and a siege of herons that daily visit the nearby trees … we could wax lyrical interminably but this really has to be seen to be truly appreciated. It’s the perfect family home – avoid disappointment and call me now!