February 2015 Bayleys  
 
 
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Welcome to 2015

Welcome back and it seems that in the world of real estate even during the Christmas and New years period, business was certainly as usual for properties on the North Shore, with buyers from both overseas and within New Zealand looking to invest in property before the end of the summer break and so it seems to be continuing with great energy and enthusiasm and will probably be steady until Easter – which is fast approaching. Some great sales occurred and I have listed them below just to keep you in the loop and also the latest homes on offer and coming up for auction.
We have had a couple of new additions to our family – Ronnie and Reggie – miniature schnausers who will be out and about in the not too distant future –do come on up and say hi as they are extremely excited at the prospect of being let loose – so to speak – on the unexpecting public – look out!!!
Some excellent receipes and wines for you to try this month and a great read just perfect to the remaining summer evenings. Look forward to seeing you around the Shore!

Regards,
Jackie Smith
Residential Salesperson

 
 
 

Key Articles

 
   

Stay ahead of the property curve

As if the level of buyer activity in Auckland wasn’t enough already, the Bayleys Big Call summer sales campaign is set to add fuel to the real estate fire this month. more

 


   

Living Edge Interior Design
THE MAGIC OF A STYLIST

One of the most common questions we get asked is “What is the difference between an ‘Interior Designer’ and an ‘Interior Stylist’? This answer was elequently provided by Vanessa Colyer Tay for Inside Out Magazine. She said “Designers were scientists and Stylists were magicians”! more

 


   

Jackies Recipe of the Month
HOT AND SOUR PICKLED PRAWNS

Ingredients
16 large cooked Mediterranean prawns
1 level tablespoon drained capers
½ medium yellow pepper, very thinly sliced
½ medium red pepper, very thinly sliced
2 oz (50 g) red onion, thinly sliced
½ lemon, thinly sliced
5 fl oz (150 ml) light olive oil
1 level teaspoon mustard powder
2 fl oz (55 ml) cider vinegar
juice 2 limes
1 dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dessertspoon Tabasco sauce
½ level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon white sugar
freshly ground black pepper
To garnish:
sprigs of coriander
½ lime, thinly sliced
You will also need a 1¾ pint (1 litre) non-metallic dish or polythene box.
Method
To prepare the prawns, remove the shells and heads (if there are any) but leave the tails on as they look very attractive. Then use the tip of a small sharp knife to cut a slit all along the back of each prawn and remove the black thread that sometimes runs from head to tail.

Then place the prawns and capers in the dish together with the sliced peppers, onion and lemon.
Now in a bowl or jar whisk the oil, mustard, vinegar, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco together, adding the salt, a little coarsely ground black pepper and the sugar, then pour this mixture all over the prawns.
Cover the container and place it in the fridge for at least 48 hours, giving the contents a shake or stirring them around from time to time.

Serve the prawns garnished with sprigs of coriander and slices of lime with plenty of the marinade poured over and lots of bread to mop up the juices.
This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Summer Collection.
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Wine match to go with the Hot and Sour Pickled Prawns
SUPPLIED BY MIKE FROM MILLS REEF
Peregrine Central Otago Riesling 2010 (Dry)

My chosen wine this month that will match perfectly to Jackie’s Chill & Lime Prawns is from the now famed Peregrine Winery in the Gibston Valley, Central Otago. The grapes for this wine were sourced from 2 vineyards, 62% Bendigo and 38% Pisa.
A classic Central Otago Riesling made in a dry style exuding the minerality that is typical of the region. Opulent with intense flavours of lime, lemon and peach, this wine is a perfect patio wine on these late summer evenings or ideally served with fresh seafood.
This wine has just received 5 Stars in the March edition of Cuisine Magazine. Try a glass at Papermoon Mairangi Bay or buy a bottle to take home from Mairangi Bay Fine Wines, Liquorland Forrest Hill, Liquorland Northcross or Point Wines
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Feature Property

 
 
 

Greenhithe

11 Pitoitoi Avenue

Quintessentially classical with a timeless appeal, discerning buyers requiring style and panache in a single storey home that offers peace and privacy with phenomenal entertaining - be it for families or executive couples wanting the finer things in life but not often found - look no further! ... more

 
 

Mairangi Bay

15A Hythe Terrace

Situated in this much admired location within a short distance of the fabulous lifestyle of Mairangi Bay with its beaches, cafes, and some of the North Shores finest schools, this solid home offers a multitude of living options and is sure to appeal to families of all ages or busy executives look... more

 
 

Schnapper Rock

25 Schopolo Place

Situated on a high and elevated position and with ever changing vistas of Lucas Creek, this waterfront 1500m2 (more or less) site is the perfect position for this single storey 2007 Sovereign built family home.
Built to take full advantage of the water views, the indoor/outdoor living flows seam... more

 
 

Dairy Flat

78 Kingscliff Rise

Situated in the prestigious Goodland Country Estate this Cranston 2006 Master Builder Gold Award winning home is available for the very first time - reluctantly our vendors are relocating and they leave behind them a much loved and planned home - from its inception the home was designed to offer ... more

 
 

Greenhithe

9A Olwyn Place

From Tauranga to Warkworth and finally to Greenhithe, this well-travelled historic early 1900's weatherboard villa has touched the hearts of many. Set on an acre of serene bush clad surrounds, within walking distance of Greenhithe village, this home beckons you down the quaint topiary path that l... more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Listings

 
 

Greenhithe

11 Roland Road

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Milford

144 East Coast Road

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Okura

175 Okura River Road

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Albany

2/2 Georgia Terrace

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Albany

2/64 Schnapper Rock Road

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Albany Heights

249 Wright Road, Lot 3

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Coatesville

286 Glenmore Road

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Hillcrest

3 McFetridge Place

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Waitoki

32 Attitude Avenue

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Okura

4 80 Vaughans Road*

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Mairangi Bay

43 Hythe Terrace

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Coatesville

584 Ridge Road

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Coatesville

59A Goldflats Lane

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Greenhithe

81 Greenhithe Rd

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Okura

96 Okura River Road

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Open Homes

 
 

11 Pitoitoi Avenue, Greenhithe

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Sat/Sun 3.30-4.15pm

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25 Schopolo Place, Schnapper Rock

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Sat/Sun 2.30-3pm

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78 Kingscliff Rise, Dairy Flat

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Sat/Sun 12.15-12.45pm

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9A Olwyn Place, Greenhithe

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Sat/Sun 1.30-2pm

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Recent Sales

 
 

Mairangi Bay

131C Kowhai Road

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Castor Bay

32 Peter Terrace

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Greenhithe

8 Thomas Hunter Lane

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