Home of the week – 223 Lindisfarne St, Richmond, Invercargill


ON the edge of Windsor, near St Andrew St, is a family home waiting for new owners.

Close to the Windsor village and Queens Park, the three-bedroom red brick house has retained many of its 1960s character, including beautiful ceiling features and mouldings throughout.

Once through the open conservatory, the polished brass plate on the door sill welcomes people into the huge entrance hall which is flanked along the north side by large windows, making it a sun-trap.

Further along the hall, near the bedrooms, is a handy area for coats, shoes, umbrellas and other items when transitioning from the outdoors, in.

The north-facing large lounge, with its large windows is also a sun-trap. During the summer, it is as simple as opening the double doors to the open porch for an indoor-outdoor flow.

From the lounge, the open-plan dining area and kitchen are easily accessible. The kitchen has retained its 1960s cabinetry, meaning there is floor-to-ceiling cupboards and storage, as well as a breakfast bar and a popular stainless-steel benchtop which stretches the length of the south-facing wall.

The kitchen window has been replaced with a one-way tinted window which lets in ample sunlight, while preventing the neighbours from seeing in.

With plenty of windows throughout, some double-glazed, light floods this home from every angle and in every room.

All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, with the master bedroom shelving.

Along the L-shaped hall, the huge double laundry cupboard with shelving offers plenty of space for storage.

As well as having a Colorsteel roof and Morrifield spouting recently installed, it also has new carpet throughout. It has a Healthy Homes Certificate and heating is by a woodburner and heat pump.

The fully fenced property also has a lockable security gate. The grounds are low maintenance, with a small front section, and enough area at the back to plant a garden and for children and pets to run around.

As well as a turning bay, it comes with a single-open garage.

Price: $529,000
Agent: Professionals Invercargill MacPherson Realty Ltd licensed salesperson Eileen Brooker, 021 777 200
Open homes: Saturday, June 5, 11.30am-12.30pm and Sunday, June 6, 1pm-1.30pm