Quintessential Character on Two Titles
Character, Charm, Old World, Bygone Era. The feeling evoked one gets as you walk into this home is difficult to describe, as such, the gravity of the home embraces the senses, generously wide hallways, native timber flooring, Rimu doors, architraves, and high stud ceilings, decorated with beautiful ceiling roses, it's all here and in spades!!
To learn of the history is amazing, built in 1907 and it settled on a large parcel of land equalling 1224m2 (in two titles), she is the old matriarch of the area. This is the quintessential and original homestead, built with the aesthetics, materials, attention to detail and quality standards from a day gone by, with the addition of modern conveniences. The bathroom modernisation has been carefully crafted to blend with the style of the character home, giving that fresh clean appeal without losing an ounce of charm.
Three large bedrooms accurately describe the sleeping arrangements, the master having a built in wardrobe and has undergone a superb alteration adding French doors to the patio/entrance, perfect for that morning cuppa in peace and privacy.
All of the bedrooms are spacious and continue the theme of beautiful native timber flooring , high stud ceilings, and for your comfort throughout the seasons, insulation has been installed under floors and in the ceilings. Two of the bedrooms have ornate fireplaces from the build era, original, intact, non-functional, but very decorative. Beautiful leadlight windows complete the picture adding to the charm and character of every space.
Into the living room and yet another gorgeous ornate gas fireplace, this one functional, with built in cabinetry and lead lighting taking center stage here. An exuberant and spacious separate living area, with decorative opaque glass in the windows, gently softening the light as it beams into the room. Look up, and you'll be delighted by a beautifully restored ceiling in native timber complete with ornate chandelier.
The kitchen is spacious, boasting plenty of room for a dining room table and chairs, evoking visions of the family sitting around in the kitchen whilst Mama prepares a family meal, or the smell of baking wafting around the kitchen, large enough to accommodate a growing family. Laminate benches edged with Rimu, the update blending perfectly with the wooden flooring once again. Mod cons, such as the under-bench oven, ceramic cooktop and dishwasher making it all the more appealing and bringing the liability into the 21st century. From the kitchen, there is a fabulous deck, another perfect place to sit outdoors, or as a family, gathering around the BBQ.
Further outside and the large section has an array of beautiful trees, one in particular catches the eye, the stunning 100 year old magnolia, which is protected, nevertheless, being situated at the edge of the property, it is unlikely to interfere with future plans or development of the site. Additionally, there is an abundance of fruit trees, room to play, trees to climb, spaces to hide, or simply lie in the sun and read a book on a picnic blanket. Keen gardeners will appreciate some of the plantings here, and there is an area set aside for the vegetables. There is nothing like being able to pick your own herbs and grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables, this property makes it all possible.
Come and take a look at this gracious old lady, take a step back in time and really feel the aura, grace, gravity and mana of this home and property. Let the property embrace you and let Aaron help you make it your own, your home!!
Call Aaron on 0800 4 AARON to find out more, register your interest, or to set up your private viewing.