Home of the week – 16 Swinton St, Gladstone


AN elegant home which also has modern appeal combination for a charmed life.

This Californian bungalow, set in the elegant area of Gladstone, takes your breath away from the first step on to the property.

Here, character combines with modern touches to create a beautiful environment.

The entrance is up the curved concrete stairs to a lavish porch area which is large enough to enjoy a coffee in the morning sun, or to greet guests through the impeccable leadlight-framed door.

On entry into this home you are greeted with a monochromatic design which, while still acknowledging the home’s history, allows visitors to feel like they are entering a contemporary setting.

Stepping through to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, you will not be disappointed.

Striking wallpaper sits elegantly behind the log-burning fire perfect area to sit and watch television, while a secluded nook nearby offers views and direct access through sliding doors to the deck.

Perfectly selected cabinetry means the kitchen is beautiful while still being functional. Here you will find Fisher & Paykel appliances as well as a full height pantry and expansive bench-top.

This open-plan area contains a heat pump, offering instant warmth in the morning or at night.

Just off this area, through double French doors, you will find the lounge offers peace and tranquillity with its vista to the garden while also allowing access to the deck.

Towards the rear of the open-plan living area you will conveniently find the laundry, access to the garage and another toilet.

The master suite has all the adornments expected in a modern home, with walk-in-robe and tiled en suite with a shower, vanity and toilet.

Another family tiled bathroom is located off the hallway, with bath, shower, vanity and toilet.

There are a further two double bedrooms with fully fitted wardrobes as well as two spacious storage cupboards in the hallway.

The low-maintenance garden is large enough to enjoy barbecues and entertaining but small enough to not require constant commitment.

Price: Deadline sale April 21 (prior offers considered)
Agent: Hoamz licensed real estate agent Ross Malcolm, rossm@hoamz.co.nz, 0275 192 556
Open home: Saturday, April 10, 11am to 11.45am