An Absolute Gem
On a peaceful, park-like 1ha on the city outskirts, this pretty-as-a-picture character home is surrounded by space. Built in 1924 to serve as the Arapuni Post Office, it morphed into a beautiful vintage dwelling, with modern twists, after relocating to Puketaha's Amber Lane cul-de-sac in 2004. The three-bedroom home has an enchanting old-meets-new vibe, a vibrant indoor-outdoor mindset, excellent creature comforts and the option of a separate fourth bedroom or office. Open plan living flows onto an undercover deck, an outdoor fire, barbecue area and enticing alfresco niches, sensational for summer. The modern kitchen takes care of hosting duties thanks to an array of quality appliances and the convenience of a central island bench. Bedrooms are spacious and the family bathroom has the standout feature of a cleverly plumbed bath to the outside, allowing for ultimate soaking relaxation at one with nature. A log burner, heat pump and heat transfer system see to everyone's comfort. The sleep-out is great for a teenager or a quiet office area. There is carport and on-site parking and an undercover laundry. Designed by renowned landscaper Graeme Burton, the grounds are a garden oasis displaying an eclectic array of mature trees, shrubs, and flowers. Avid gardeners will especially enjoy the raised vegetable gardens and abundance of fruit trees. Water is trickle feed and roof rainwater, and the tank's ball cock system means the water automatically tops up during the long, hot summers. A large two-bay shed with electric doors, and a lean-to for machinery or a boat, add enormous scope and versatility, amplifying the lifestyle nature of the property. Zoning is for popular Puketaha and Newstead schools. Urban amenities are handy, and The Base and CBD are a 20-minute drive.
10 Amber Lane, Puketaha, Hamilton City