Home of the week – 197 Lorn Street, Glengarry, Invercargill


THIS character home oozes warmth.

From the welcoming modern wood front door, bordered by narrow glass panels, to the generous hall beyond, this four bedroom home, is ready for a new family.

Close to the Windsor shopping precinct, Queens Park is also handy, as are a number of schools.

Still retaining some of its original characteristics, the Lorn St home has a modern family bathroom with heated towel rail, vanity, toilet, shower over bath and an additional monsoon showerhead.

Another modern shower and toilet are located at the rear of the house.

The kitchen, which overlooks a deck, entertainment area and back yard, has also been modernised with classic subway-style tiles along the back wall, a dishwasher, and semi-frosting of the windows overlooking the neighbours for privacy.

As well as being spacious, and with plenty of storage, it also offers a separate bench island and another bench for a choice of places to relax and enjoy a snack or interact with the cook.

The open-plan, north-facing kitchen stretches into the dining area and lounge, while another lounge can also be easily accessed.

Three of the bedrooms are located downstairs, with the fourth in the upstairs attic, opposite a large storage room.

This is a real treasure, with expansive views and a built-in wardrobe.

The master bedroom faces west, is spacious and has a built-in wardrobe. The window facing the front tree-lined section is framed by an arch, adding more character.

As well as two heat pumps, there is also an HRV ventilation system and under-floor heating in the kitchen.

Fully insulated, the home is mostly doubled glazed.

The fully fenced, private section is compact enough to make it easy-care, but spacious enough for children and pets to enjoy.

It has a single garage which can be internally accessed and there is plenty of room for off-street parking.

Price: Enquiries over $570,000
Agent: hoamz Southland Ltd real estate agents Ross Malcolm, 027 519 2556, rossm@hoamz.co.nz and Dave Hegarty, 027 867 4759, invercargill@hoamz.co.nz
Open homes: Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, 1.30pm-2pm.