Location, character and privacy
This house is a fine example of the work of architects Reginald Ford and Robert Talboys who practised in Whanganui during the 1920s. From the moment you enter the tiled foyer and glimpse the expansive back lawn and gazebo beyond, you will be impressed with the quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail in this beautiful character home. Features include wood panelling in the formal entrance, formal dining room and stairwell, with leadlight windows throughout. The home has a welcoming feel and the current owners are reluctantly leaving their much loved family home after 28 years, to downsize. It sits on an attractive, large 1,563 sq m section in a peaceful, private setting in a very sought after tree lined street on St Johns Hill. Downstairs there are three living areas (including a formal dining room), a superb kitchen crafted in keeping with the style and character of the home with high quality fittings and appliances, a separate laundry and toilet. The family room opens onto a sunny, paved patio which is fabulous for entertaining or enjoying those summer barbeques. There is also scope for extra outdoor entertaining areas to be developed. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, a bathroom with a wet area shower, bath and toilet, along with a separate toilet. The home has ample heating with two open fires, a wood burner plus two heat pumps (one upstairs and one down) and good insulation. This location is within easy walking distance to beautiful Virginia Lake. Be quick to view this amazing property.