Distinguished and highly desirable
The immediate street view of this beautiful fully restored stately 1892 villa is one of style and elegance. Walking up the buxus lined path to the front door the rolled edge verandah provides a welcome approach to the villa. The front door opens onto the matai floor and 4m stud of the formal lounge, dining room and stately hallway. A large effective open fire provides a superb focal point in the lounge, and the formal dining room which can easily sit 12 people. A set of French doors open from the dining room onto the large sheltered deck which provides an excellent indoor/outdoor flow for summer entertaining overlooking the 1630m2 garden. Continuing down the hall through the beautiful archway is one of two double guest bedrooms facing the cottage garden of delphiniums, lavender and iceberg roses among many other scented colourful flowers. The master bedroom is a glorious, spacious, light and airy room. The entrance to the living room is through a beautifully coloured leadlight door which is reflected in the stunning colour scheme in the living/kitchen area. This large open plan living area is heated by a wood-burner and has ample space for family living. The kitchen has all day sun with views of the Tararua ranges and the large lawn provides a regular viewing of families of quail, ducks and pukeko. A door opens onto the large deck with steps onto the lawn and to a native area with a variety of plantings e.g. kaka beak, kowhai, hebe and manuka. The pear, apple, lemon and walnut trees provide an abundance of fruit in the autumn and an increased awareness of the distinct seasonal changes with summer and autumn colours followed by winter starkness.
"Living in this stunning villa has been a privilege, and an amazing celebration of the past and present. The focus of both house and garden has always been about what is appropriate for the age, style and benefit of the villa. We have loved it, and it's now time for new owners to enjoy the same experience. We leave it in good heart".