A nice slice of history
This 1880s character settlers cottage was lovingly expanded and renovated to the highest quality in 2007. It is a charming historic home with a delightful, elevated north-facing rural outlook with an esplanade reserve (Wai-iti River) on its north boundary. The home measures approximately 160m2, while the grounds are approximately 2,623m2. It has a 6 x 10 m double garage with laundry. The weatherboard facade, Rimu timber floors and joinery, airy north-facing hardwood veranda, elegant period features and central log burner simply ooze colonial charm. Being the principal room in the house, the large living room is light, bright, well ventilated and warm. The open plan kitchen and dining room flank the living room and all are north-facing. The kitchen is well appointed with electric stove, a butcher block trolley, pot rack, filtered water supply and a large pantry. The family bathroom features a period bathtub, corner shower, basin and W/C. The hallway reveals two north-facing bedrooms, with lots of natural light. The first bedroom is a double; the second is a single but comes with a bonus room as well as direct access to the outdoor veranda making it a very flexible space (bedroom/playroom, bedroom/study, teenagers retreat or a second living space.) A third bedroom is situated on the east side, with ample room for a double king bed. Adjacent is the self contained main suite. This fourth bedroom features double opening doors to the gardens, en-suite and also easily able to accommodate a double king bed. Self contained and with private access this could suit a lodger or home enterprise. Water supply is via rainwater tank (30 000lt) and the hot water supply is solar. A grey water system supplies the fruit and vegetable gardens. A second driveway affords easy access to the garden where one finds plum, apple, pomegranate, mulberry and tangelo fruit trees, as well as a variety of vegetable planters (which the chooks love to free range). What a treat!