Gracemere - The Kaiapoi Doctor's House
*** Auction onsite Friday 29th October 2021 at 12:30pm ***
There is not a moment to waste with this rare opportunity to own a notable Canterbury stately home.
Gracemere, a late Victorian era property, which has been lovingly renovated, is positioned in the heart of an eminently popular and convenient part of Kaiapoi and is well regarded as a local "gem".
Built in 1904 and extensively renovated in 2010, key areas have been modernised while the original essence of this historic home has been preserved with a high stud, old fire surrounds and stained-glass window details. Every room is immaculately presented with finely detailed decoration. The front door opens into a wide naturally lit hall giving access to the extensive living rooms flowing into a well-appointed kitchen, and a gentlemen's library with wood paneling and polished floorboards. The formal dining, drawing room and morning room are equally impressive.
A grand Kauri staircase leads upstairs to three sumptuous large bedrooms each with its own elegant ensuite and a single bedroom with attached ensuite. Views from the windows out across a vibrant cottage garden and beyond are an added delight. A wide verandah, complete with an outdoor built-in fire, dining and lounge settings makes the enclosed spot a lovely space to entertain family and friends. The home is surrounded by a lavious garden encompassing mature trees, seasonal flowers, a rose garden and vegetable patch. Easy access to the property comes off Smith Street with a parking area and a double garage.
Gracemere is perfectly positioned on a corner site, in ever popular Kaiapoi, with all amenities, including a nearby primary and secondary school, a selection of shops and restaurants alongside other attractions. The location also allows one to make the most of local highlights such as the beaches of Pegasus Bay and the ever close world renowned North Canterbury wineries while also providing an easy commute via the Northern Corridor to Christchurch.