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Nab this lovingly renovated midcentury home—in New Zealand

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A complete renovation brought the home into the contemporary era without sacrificing any of its original charm

Exterior shot of home from the back with two stories and walls of windows looking out onto backyard. There are brick sections as well as dark wood paneling. A picnic table with umbrella are situated on the patio.
This Auckland home was designed in the 1960s by renowned architect Ron Sang.
Photos via Up Realty

If you thought drool-worthy midcentury modern homes were limited to pockets of the the United States like Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Sarasota, Florida, then think again. Here’s a gorgeous residence that’s a generous mix of glass, brick, and wood—coming at you all the way from the land of Kiwis, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Designed in the 1960s by locally renowned architect Ron Sang, Epsom House, as it’s called, was recently renovated and updated for contemporary living by Brent Hulena, who kept its original period charm and characteristics intact.

The result is a two-story house measuring 284 square meters, or approximately 3,000 square feet, with five bedrooms, three baths, spacious living areas, and wonderful indoor-outdoor opportunities. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors allow natural light to flood the home, and some of them even tilt out, facilitating cross ventilation and generally promoting good flow across the floor plan.

Other amenities include an office, exercise space, brick fireplace, patio, large backyard, and garage. Located at 42 Mountain Road in a neighborhood known for its school, the property goes up for auction on March 1. Its 2014 valuation was $2,250,000 NZD, or approximately $1,632,000 USD.

Via: Stuff