Tapper House a hidden treasure


IF you have ever dreamed of living in a glorious two-storey home built more than 100 years ago in Tudor style, the dream can now become a reality.

Hidden behind a hedge, this homestead, set on a private 5639sqm section on Heywood St, has four extra large bedrooms, four bathrooms, two dining areas and a library.

Downstairs, a spacious formal lounge and a formal dining room provide elegant and welcoming spaces for family gatherings.

The kitchen, with an informal dining area and attached butler’s pantry, offers all the necessary space to enjoy cooking.

A spacious wooden staircase, with a toilet under the stairs and a family bathroom at mid-level, leads to the second storey, which has an open space, four double bedrooms with large built-in wardrobes and a sun room/office with access to the private balcony overlooking the beautiful garden.
Two bedrooms have anĀ en suite with a toilet, shower and a vanity.

To make sure the home is kept warm during winter, there is a diesel central heating system, a heat pump in the kitchen, a log burner and seven open fireplaces, with electric heaters installed throughout.

Adding to the charm of this home are the original leadlight windows, wood panelling, ornate ceilings, wrought iron light fittings and window seating in different rooms.

The outdoor area is stunning. The large, covered wooden veranda extends over two sides of the home, with a sun room giving extra space for relaxing during the long summer evenings.

The tree-laden grounds, traditional roses and a sweeping front lawn provides this home with beautiful surroundings.

A utility room, woodshed/storage room and a detached playhouse in the garden offer plenty of options for the new owners to enjoy.

The property has a circular driveway, a double garage with a workshop area and a separate carport.


For more information about this property, phone Ray White Real Estate agent John Hawke on 021 2286 180 or Cathy Hawke on 021 344 905.

Address: 129 Heywood St, Grasmere, Invercargill

Price: Auction, April 24, 6pm, Ray White Auction Rooms, 231 Dee St. Prior bids considered.

Open home: Saturday, April 7, 1pm-1.30pm and Wednesday, April 11, 4.30pm-5pm.Best SneakersAir Jordan