Home of the week – 74 Grey St, Gladstone


THIS distinguished home in the heart of Gladstone has such a distinctive Mediterranean vibe throughout the property it is easy to imagine big, warm family gatherings which naturally draw in friends as well as anyone else who knocks on the door.

This Californian bungalow is not a show home because over the past 17 years the present owners have been carefully crafting this beautiful home to be lived in — to welcome and connect people.

From the time you step through the front entrance, the natural flow of the house takes you past four bedrooms, each with double wardrobes and master ensuite, wet area bathroom, and formal dining room through to the family part of the home.

The considerable thought and planning given to every feature of this property shows. It can be seen in how the Italian-style tiles in the sauna room have been laid, or how the multi-purpose media/games room or outdoor area all connect with the other stunning features of
the property.

Or in the meticulously planned ergonomic garden area with its raised garden beds, temperature controlled salad greens bed and water storage tank surrounded by wheelchair friendly pathways which all turn any garden maintenance from a chore into more of a leisure time activity on the 1358sq m section.

The heated and sheltered outdoor living rooms provide strong links between the kitchen and the maintenance free garden. Recycled plastic has been crafted into a realistic lawn. No mowing or edge trimming required.

The sunny pentanque court, the centrepiece of the outdoor area, is sheltered by the purpose-built covered outdoor cooking oasis where split stable doors maintain hospitality as well as safety for little children.

Warm wood tones and a Mediterranean colour palette throughout the expansive home helps to maintain a cohesiveness and connectivity to each room.

The kitchen, while not huge, has everything which is needed to cater for family living or entertaining and is definitely designed to be the heart of the home. It links beautifully to the expansive outdoor areas and the adjacent casual dining area.

Additional kitchen storage comes via cool wine cellar/pantry as well as the wall of larder shelving, while the butler’s pantry also hosts the washing machine and dryer.

A wired in sound system, 4G security and automatic central heating system feature throughout every room.

The handmade sunburst metal panels made by metal craft artist Craig Johnson are among the many special features of this unique home.

The distinctive tandem carport is equipped with two electric vehicle chargers.

The owners are willing to negotiate in the sale the inclusion of some unique artwork pieces and custom-made items which feature throughout the property, as well as the appliances, barbecue and electric vehicle.

This home has been specifically designed for anyone with mobility issues. It has been modified to simplify life while not compromising on its finer enjoyments and definitely  worth viewing.

Price: Price on application
Agent: Professionals licenced real estate salesperson Margaret Watson, 027 5326666 / 03 2144529, margaret.w@prored.co.nz
Open homes: 1pm, Friday, January 28, and 2pm, Sunday, January 30.