7A Cobblestone Lane, Hillcrest

presented by Andre Volkov, Real Estate Agent, North Shore


Tucked away at the end of exclusive Cobblestone Lane and built in the 1970s of good old fashioned solid roughcast, this striking home (the rear one of 2 on the site and with 2 boundaries to Sunnybrae School) was architect Ian Burrow’s own home for a short while – the first of 5 unique homes in this enclave designed by the renowned architect and now protected by a special council designation to preserve their architectural significance.
Affectionately referred to by locals as Noddy houses, this funky home is much bigger than first impressions would lead you to expect. Built over two levels, this light filled home boasts 4 bedrooms (2 on the lower level), 3 bathrooms (including an ensuite) and an excellent home office space with it’s own separate access.
With the distinctive design elements of round windows, beamed ceilings, expansive ceiling glass and even a turret, there’s much to draw the eye in this quirky home – all complemented by a spectacular, private courtyard with its feature double brick serpentine wall and water feature making it an idyllic space in which to unwind in the company of friends and family!
The longest held in this highly sought after area, the current owners are now moving on after 35 years having enjoyed raising their 3 children in this handy location close to the CBD and central to so many amenities, making abundant use of the adjoining grounds of Sunnybrae School as their own playground for games of cricket, water sliding, hide and seek, tag etc.
This truly is a very unique offering – the epitome of 1970s Ian Burrow’s style – and with its crisp neutral décor throughout, new owners will be easily able to express their own sense of style and personality.