An opportunity to secure one of the Manawatu's hallmark residences steeped in the region's history, lovingly preserved and painstakingly re acquainted with the needs of modern living with absolutely no expense spared. Built solidly of Kauri, this stately five-plus bedroom, 460m2 (4950sq.ft.) home is a celebration of the past combined with up to date alterations true to the original style and craftsmanship. Originally built in 1888, an additional modern wing was added in the late 1990's. Boasts grand formal and relaxed informal living areas, a country farmhouse kitchen, two bathrooms, three toilets, an amazing outdoor living area and two sound proofed rooms ideal for work from home office space, dance or artist's studio, or to accommodate extended family or homestays. Relive the grandeur of days gone by with all the modern day comforts. The property is sheltered amongst established trees, complemented by the meandering, easy care gardens which are a picture. An exquisite property; simply grand in every respect.