- Approx Floor Area: 110 sqm
- Land Size: 1.214 Ha
- Property Type: House
- Roof: Iron
- Tenure: Freehold
- Approx year built: 1900
- Property condition: Good
- House style: Bungalow
- Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up
- Construction: Weatherboard
- Joinery: Timber
- Insulation: Ceiling
- Flooring: Vinyl, Carpet and Timber
- Window coverings: Drapes, Net curtains, Blinds
- Electrical: TV aerial, Phone extensions
- Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Curtains, TV Aerial, Drapes
- Kitchen: Original, Standard, Upright stove, Pantry and Finished in Other
- Living area: Formal lounge, Formal dining
- Main bedroom: Double
- Bedroom 2: Double
- Main bathroom: Separate shower
- Workshop: Combined
- Views: Urban
- Aspect: North, East
- Outdoor living: Clothes line, Garden, Verandah
- Fencing: Fully fenced
- Land contour: Flat
- Grounds: Backyard access, Tidy
- Water heating: Gas
- Water supply: Town supply
- Sewerage: Mains
- Locality: Close to shops, Close to transport, Close to schools
About this listing
We're at 87 Tui Road, looking over these three remarkable flat acres of 100 per cent of the usable land. Whether as a land banking or new housing opportunity it's pure gold, bound to attract keen interest.
The old homestead sits centre stage amid lawn, gardens and orchard trees behind a long front hedgerow. Behind the house are numerous sheds of various sizes, some large and barnlike, others ideal for storage - and beyond that, two large fenced paddocks stretching back to the rear of the property.
For family member Josephine, grand-daughter of the original owners Harold and Esther, it holds many memories.
''My grandparents bought the property when the original 100-acre farm was divided up into three-acre holdings,'' she says, ''so even in 1914 they were sub-dividing the land!''
Sitting in the front lounge of the house, with its high ceilings, picture rails, bay window and some very original looking wallpaper, Josephine continues: ''They had this home built for them and lived off the land with their house cow to provide milk and the gardens producing fruit and vegetables - a lifestyle block in other words.''
Like her parents, Edwin and Pat, Josephine and her brother Ron grew up here in their own adventure playground. When Josephine married she moved out, but Ron lived here for the rest of his days.
''When I came back it was a real man's home - you'd just as likely see an engine in a room as a bed!''
Josephine rattles off an astonishing variety of fruit trees which are still producing, while the mighty puriri, totara, kahikatea and lone kauri stand tall in suburban Papatoetoe.
Yet it's only 60 seconds from Great South Road, St George Street and Papatoetoe Central School; two minutes to Hunters Corner and the motorway; three minutes to the train and four to Manukau City.
Harcourts Titanium branch manager Dean Edmonds has worked in Papatoetoe for more than 28 years. He says the Tui Road landmark property has a great history and an important future, with a potential to significantly raise housing stocks in the area.
''Naturally, we are receiving strong enquiry from builders and developers about such a unique, central property.''
87 Tui Road is on a Freehold title, for sale by Negotiation.
All enquiries and viewing, contact Dean Edmonds 0274 730 179 - Harcourts Titanium Real Estate Ltd.