Home of the week – 27 Bates St, Riverton


THIS 1914 Edwardian villa has the location and views.

From the north-facing lounge, master bedroom and porch, the view stretches towards the Longwoods and takes in Riverton harbour.

Whether as a first home starter or for a family, this home has a relaxed, chilled-out vibe, especially sitting on the porch at the front of the house, with the long front lawn stretching to the footpath, and taking in the ambience of the Riviera of the south.

Some of its historical features have been retained including the plaster-crafted cornices, trims and ceiling rose in the lounge, the master bedroom and hall.

As well as two bay windows and seats with views to the west and north, the master bedroom also boasts a tiled fireplace of its era with an overmantel, and has wooden decorative details along the top of the bay window frame.

The comfortable-sized lounge, off the spacious wood-panelled hall, also opens on to the porch through French doors, making entertaining even easier.

The west bedroom has had its walls and ceiling relined to give it a cosier ambience.

A new roof was installed last year and the windows at the rear of the house have also been updated with aluminium-framed windows, as well as the side entrance door and floor-to-ceiling side window.

The added bonus is the amount of light which now floods this area, which includes the kitchen.

As well as three double bedrooms, it has a spacious laundry, and large bathroom with a mixture of vintage fittings such as the claw-footed bath, and modern shower, basin and toilet.

Entertaining is easy, whether you choose to use the front lawn or the private courtyard-style entertainment area at the rear of the property, which includes a bespoke pizza oven, vegetable gardens, boxed hedging and fruit trees.

The property is easily maintained, and child and pet friendly.

Two sheds, as well as a garden shed and a child’s playhouse are also included.

Price: Auction, Friday, December 4, noon
Agent: Bayleys Southland residential and lifestyle sales Jaimee McCabe, 021 444 353 or jaimee.mccabe@bayleys.co.nz
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