This week’s Home of the Week – 8 Avenal St, Invercargill


THE Chocolate Cottage in Avenal will melt the heart of anyone looking for a charming, historic bungalow.

Close to the CBD, on a quiet street within a highly sought-after school zone, this cottage will tick many boxes for a couple, first-home buyer or family.

Built in 1919, the home is spacious with three large bedrooms.

Some of its original features have been retained including the tongue and groove ceilings, coloured glass surrounding the wooden front door and veranda with ornate wood detailing.

The master bedroom is spacious with a built-in wardrobe, as is the bedroom across the hall. The third bedroom further along the hall is also large.

The carpet is the same throughout and the decor is neutral which adds to the light and airy ambience.

The iron roof was replaced about five years ago.

In the bathroom there is a vanity and shower over the bath. The toilet is separate.

The ceiling is insulated and the main heating is by a heat pump. For an extra boost of heat, and to add ambience in the lounge, there is a Dimplex heater which gives the impression of lighted coals once turned on. The fire surround and mantel are painted white, blending in with the neutral tones.

The kitchen, dining area and lounge are towards the north, filling this area with light.

As well as vintage joinery, wooden-style flooring, a wooden bench and stove, there are two pantries in the kitchen.

The laundry, which again is spacious and has plenty of cupboards, can be accessed from the kitchen, as can the backyard for easy indoor/outdoor flow.

Sited on an easy-care section, with a number of vegetable gardens, the grounds are ready for someone to stamp their mark, whether landscaping or with cottage-style gardens.

Complimenting the delightful cottage, the cream picket fence at the front of the home adds to the overall quaintness of the property.

For more information, or to view this property, contact Ray White sales consultant Cathy Hawke on 21 344 905 or cathy.hawke@raywhite.comSports ShoesNike WMNS Air Force 1 Shadow White/Hydrogen Blue-Purple