About Sophie Sheild-Barrett
Giving freely of her time to establish a solid connection with clients is something fundamental to Sophie Sheild-Barrett, who feels it is vital to the successful conclusion of all real estate business. After nearly a decade in the real estate industry, she knows that developing trust through a strong working relationship with her vendors is essential for a successful outcome. In-depth communication with her clients provides Sophie with a thorough understanding of their needs, wants and expectations which in turn allows her to create tailor-made marketing campaigns, or promote property, best suited to their needs. Detail-oriented, proactive and considered, she is able to develop a strategy that is unique for each of her clients. As her client’s strongest advocate, she wants them to feel protected, educated and in control throughout the entire process, and she believes that if they have a better understanding, it can lessen the stress that selling and buying property can create. Repeat clients, as well as numerous referrals, are testament to Sophie’s exceptional work ethic, integrity, commitment and dedication, as well as her determination to achieve the best result possible. Sophie’s in-depth knowledge of Hawke’s Bay was cultivated by raising her own family of three boys here, providing her with insight into the changing needs of families throughout their different life stages. When not helping clients achieve their property goals, Sophie can be found out and about with family and friends, walking her two dogs and experiencing all the great things Hawke’s Bay has to offer.
311 Kaitaraiana Street is a timeless 1950's stucco family home nestled in a well-manicured section in the heart of Frimley. The property has excellent street appeal, and the home has had innumerable happy family occasions in a fantastic area of Hastings. Yet, life takes these reluctant but determined owners in a new direction.
The home no doubt will attract the discerning buyer looking for three bedrooms, all of good proportions, the master having huge wardrobing and large windows allowing the afternoon sun to stream in. In 2017 the kitchen was upgraded with highly-spec'd appliances and well-designed for the chef of the family. The bonus is this leads out to the rear of the home to a covered deck, an entertainer's dream with an outdoor kitchen for the family and friends, which can be fully enclosed with roll down blinds, so you can enjoy the pizza oven, BBQ, sink and bar with built-in seating all year round, with heating to keep you warm on the colder evenings.
The living room is warm and inviting, with lots of light and a brand-new compliant fireplace for the winter months. The home is well-insulated and also has a DVS system. Lovely Matai floorboards throughout the home add to the character of this era with the added charm of stained glass windows. There is a generous, upgraded family bathroom and a separate toilet.
The water is gas infinity. The low power bill is due to new solar system that has been installed. The grounds are easy-care and tasteful with a minimalist style. A new pergola at the rear of the property covers another seating option for guests and family, along with a second pizza oven. This area has plenty of lawns for the children and family pets to run around. The garage is single yet double in length with a sleepout, a living room and kitchenette, a double bedroom and an en-suite (the plumbing has not been consented).
The property is fully fenced with a double entrance, making this secure and private. Ample off-street parking allows you to park your boat or motor home with ease. This highly desirable location will be in demand for families wanting to upgrade to a larger home in an established suburb with wide-open grounds, clearly idyllic for raising a family. This style of home, produced in this period, continues to be an absolute winner in every resale we see.
Close to all parks and playgrounds, shops, CBD and Hawkes Bay Hospital, you will discover everything is only a peaceful walk away.
This property is now sold.