18 Lucerne Road, Remuera, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
Forth Bank House’ was built in an era of magical architecture, craftsmen builders and materials of substance. This impressive double brick home is built like a fortress.
Originally built in 1923 for a wealthy merchant, William John Fletcher, there was no expense spared, evident in the expansive use of marble from the front entry pathway and stairs right through to the magnificently carved marble fire-surrounds .
Today, the current owners have sympathetically modernized the rooms to cater for a large family of 7 where everyone has their private spaces and bathroom facilities.
The renovation and makeover was such a success the property has featured in many upmarket magazines and is often used for photoshoots.
The palette of the house is American white on black which complements the modern service areas and the ornate original features displayed throughout the rooms.
There are two massive formal areas which flow beautifully to the rear of the house and open onto the kitchen and out to the flat and paved pool area.
One of the more recent additions on top of the 421sqm floor plan comprising 6 bedrooms, 2 living areas and an office, is the 7-car garage. Fully up to latest specifications with Auckland City Council the solid concrete/masonry area spans an incredible 176sqm.
This superb house has been meticulously decorated with built-in bookshelves, floor to ceiling tiles in the bathrooms, plus 17 specially chosen chandeliers from Paris and abroad.
The rooms are of generous proportions; the master bedroom has the finish of a luxury hotel suite with walk-in wardrobe and feature bathroom.
On a large freehold site of 1,217sqm this grand home has elevated views from most rooms.
This magnificent property radiates beauty and tranquility.
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