House of the week – 3 Castle St, Riverton

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IN a highly desirable location, capturing Riverton’s incredible waterfront views, stands this 1910 character villa which oozes charm and Edwardian detail.

The owners have gone to great lengths to renovate and restore the home to its original period, bringing it back to its former glory.

As soon as you view the property and walk into the home, you sense a restful and homely feel and warmth. The home has been fully insulated and has a central diesel heating system to ensure it is kept warm.

With the expansive view, sitting under the veranda on the modernised deck will no doubt be a common occurrence.

For those who enjoy entertaining, the patio and entertainment area on the front lawn, as well as the relaxing shaded deck, will be in constant use.

Enter through the front door, off the veranda, and a wide, spacious hall with tongue-and-groove wood panelling greets you. To your right, is the north-facing lounge with expansive views from the Takatimus across Jacobs Estuary.

This room has an ornate fireplace with Edwardian tiles, art deco surround and over mantle, leadlight windows, a bay window, high ceilings and lush velvet drapes adding that extra layer of elegance.

Opposite the lounge is a spacious double bedroom, one of three, with original wardrobe, ornate fireplace and tongue and groove ceiling.

Off the end of the hallway is the sizeable bathroom with a clawfoot bath, spacious modern shower and vintage pedestal vanity, which overlooks the private east-facing garden.

To the right of the hallway you will find the open-plan, modern, country-style kitchen and dining area with gas cook top, oven, dishwasher and plenty of storage.

At the rear of the house is more storage and cupboard space and a spacious laundry with double tubs.

Set on a 1574 sq m property, it has plenty of outdoor entertainment options from a pentanque area to expansive lawn.

There is also a one-car garage and workshop.

Set on the waterfront, this property would be suitable as a B&B, AirBnB, holiday home or home.

Price: Auction on Tuesday, August 11, noon, at Sofitel Queenstown, 8 Duke St, Queenstown (unless sold prior)
Agent: Bayleys Southland sales agent Jaimee McCabe, 021 444 353 or jaimee.mccabe@bayleys.co.nz
Open home: Sunday, July 5, 1.30pm-2pm

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