Home of the week – 190 Esk St, Invercargill


ARCHITECTURALLY designed, from its intricately detailed archways to the artist-built features and cosy bookshelf nooks, this central city home is a rare find.

The early 1900s property was entirely refurbished 25 years ago to form a single two-story building.

Built to mimic the appearance of a street, the ground-level hallways take you on a journey through each room.

From tile-lined doorways to embellished wooden finishings, the features throughout this home are a testament to attention to detail.

Upon entry to the house, tiles line the foyer which has a spectacular wooden, winding staircase to the second storey.

At the top of the stairs is an adjoining dining room and spacious lounge area, fitted with a wood burner and feature window showcasing views of the city’s parks.

The kitchen is also on the top floor, with ornate shutters which open up to overlook the stairs for welcoming guests, and is equipped with a gas hob and oven, as well as all the necessary amenities.

Here you will find a set of steps to the for lounging with views of the city from three different angles and a wrap-around patio with a staircase to the courtyard.

The ground floor is home to a street-facing double bedroom with tall windows, an open wardrobe and plenty of natural light.

A sheltered archway leads to the main bathroom, which doubles as a laundry and internal carport access.

It is also home to the master bedroom, equipped with similar wardrobe storage and a modernised en suite.

The third bedroom is also on the ground floor used as an office, it has potential as a multi-functional space.

An Australian hardwood power pole climbs the length of the staircase and beyond and is wrapped by an impressive traditional street light, designed by renowned Invercargill artist, Phil Newbury.

An add-on to the foyer hallway, the gallery also features a stained glass window, also made by Newbury.

There are two access points to the courtyard outdoor area ideal for entertaining guests in the summer months.

With its well-established gardens, outdoor shed, raised garden beds and a chicken coop, this backyard has much to offer.

It also houses a garden room a separate boutique unit fitted with a kitchenette, en suite and bi-fold doors.

Price: Deadline sale closes 4pm, October 27, (unless sold prior). Prior offers considered.
Agent: Todd & Co Realty residential and lifestyle sales consultant Diane Wilson, 021 658 975, diane.w@toddco.nz.
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