Home of the week – 59 Heywood St, Grasmere


IF your are needing space for all the family, you need to take a look at this character property in Grasmere.

It has all the charm of yester-year complete with all the modern living of today.

The stately presence of this brick and roughcast home, complete with country cottage garden, will wow as you walk through the front gate.

A commanding porch leads you through the front doors to a home which was crafted in a time when attention to detail and decorative touches were the norm.

Complete with crystal chandelier, the entranceway has all the markings of quality, including a beautifully designed wooden archway.

To the left is a north-facing open-plan living area, which flows to the dining area and kitchen, all warmed with a heat pump and built-in fire.

The kitchen is in keeping with the home’s character including a tin-pressed splashback but with modern convenience in the under-bench oven and ceramic cook top.

Here there is plenty of bench space with the open feel, meaning you will never miss out while entertaining. The kitchen then leads to the spacious laundry area which includes a shower.

This convenience means no-one will have to traipse through the house after getting mucky in the expansive garden or after a muddy game of rugby or football.

Also downstairs is a modernised bathroom, with shower over bath, toilet and vanity, and two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes.

The master faces north and includes another fantastic chandelier and a bay window seat, to stretch out and enjoy the sunshine.

Upstairs are another two spacious double bedrooms.

Tucked in the back of one of the bedrooms is a storage area, which could double as a child’s playroom, teenage hangout or gaming room.

Outside there is a barbecue area, a fenced off area for chickens or dogs, and a vegetable patch. A lean-to provides ample storage for firewood and the spacious single garage offers room for a car and storage space.

The home, zoned for James Hargest College and close to Donovan Primary School, is available to view now.

Price: $499,000
Agent: Hoamz licensed real estate agent Carl Wilson, carl@hoamz.co.nz, 027 433 5825
Open home: Saturday, June 12, 1pm-1.30pm