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.
As you step inside this grand property, you will instantly feel you have arrived home. Boasting luxury and opulence throughout, this remarkable Grand Villa is on offer for the discerning buyer.
From the moment you drive through the gates, there is a sense of elegant sophistication and timeless appeal. The wraparound veranda personifies the era of the home, and the manicured grounds are a testament to the fine detail and labour proffered to the home's refurbishment.
Enjoy the great expanse of the central living zone. The open-plan kitchen, dining, and living areas are well designed for the committed entertainer, from a small family dinner to a party for the masses. Transition seamlessly to the outdoors, constituting a perfect al-fresco space and a stunning and generously sized pool (12 m x 4.4 m). There is ample room for children and pets to run, jump, and explore.
Upstairs consists of three generous-sized double bedrooms. The master is a sanctuary, complete with an en-suite and walk-in wardrobe. The third bedroom is currently used as a second living/media room that opens out onto the wraparound verandah. Downstairs boasts the fourth bedroom and second bathroom. Wool carpet, a full heating system and a new fireplace keep this gorgeous villa warm.
The landscaping compliments the home on this 3313 sq m (more or less) section, offering privacy and a quiet lifestyle without the weekend work that a more significant block encompasses. Sit back and enjoy your surroundings.
Additional and noteworthy features include a fully self-contained studio, ideal for accommodation, home and income, a rumpus room, office, or space for the extended family. Good garaging can accommodate vehicles.
Close to the local shops and conveniently located between Napier, Hastings, and Havelock North. The location is perfect. Early inspection is strongly recommended as properties of this calibre are rarely available.