Owen Phelps

Tauranga Sales Specialist

Since starting in real estate in 2004, Owen has totally enjoyed the challenge of creating solutions to people's real estate situations.


Tauranga, Maungatapu 16 Maihi Crescent


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Make This Grand Home Yours

When this home was built in the mid-1970s by a prominent Tauranga family, a large elevated north facing site was chosen (now 814sqm approx.) and no expense was spared. Underfloor heating on both floors and a bore fed spa from which hot water falls into the swimming pool are some of the luxuries they incorporated in a very solid and sunny property. Lovers of '70s style will appreciate the original features that remain in a spacious home which easily adapts to contemporary life. The living and dining area has wide sliders to deck and a sunrise to sunset views that takes in Mauao and the Kaimai Ranges with an urban and watery foreground. White walls and recently replaced dark carpet enhance a light filled home which still displays timber paneling and heaps of practical built in features like sets of drawers in the bedrooms and storage galore. The family bathroom is delightfully laid out, the two vanities and bath colours so original they are almost fashionable again. While the kitchen may benefit from an upgrade its layout is good and a wide servery bench creates an excellent relationship with the dining area. While a family can happily live on the upper floor, the space is almost doubled by a massive open plan ground floor facing the party sized patio and pool. This versatile room includes kitchen and bathroom facilities and could be a large home office, recreation room, or used for overflow guests or holiday hosting. The basement is backed by a large tandem garage with extra high stud door and ceiling suitable for your motorhome and more, though you are likely to use the big carports that flank the front entrance for your everyday vehicles. Purchase this property and you own a piece of Tauranga's heritage, built by the Parnwells of Parnwells Bakery who were successful business people and city benefactors. It provides a rare opportunity to make a grand old home your grand new home.

Property ID:


Legal Description:

Lot 199, DPS12500

Year Built*:


Exterior Construction:

Brick, Concrete Block




Aluminium, Timber

Land Area:

814 square metres (approx)

House Area*:

340 square metres (approx)






Fixed Floor Coverings, Blinds, Curtains, Light Fittings, Auto Garage Door Opener x 2, Dishwasher x 2, Heat Pump x 1, Heated Towel Rail x 1, Stove - Freestanding Electric, Hob - Electric, Oven - Double Wall, Pool Equipment (As Is, Where Is), Rangehood, Security System (As Is, Where Is), Solar Panels x 12, Concrete Swimming Pool With In-Ground Spa Pool (Both As Is, Where Is).


*Please note: the floor area and property information was sourced from Property Guru and/or LINZ.