This week’s House of the Week in Tisbury

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THIS cosy, five-bedroom home on the outskirts of Invercargill offers a rural lifestyle with the convenience of being near a city.

Close to a high school, with primary schools and kindergartens only a five to 10-minute drive away, this family home set on 1.2ha, has plenty of room for all the family and pets, with space for animals, whether it be a pet sheep, calves, a couple of llama or alpaca, or maybe a pony.

Clad in corrugated iron, the house has been modernised with an up-to-date kitchen, lounge and dining area which is flooded with natural light.

With tasteful decor throughout, the kitchen has stylish white tiled splashbacks, a cook top and wall oven. A large sink in the island bar, which can also be used as a breakfast bar with seats tucked neatly underneath, is a bonus, especially for those who like to entertain. Water is heated by gas.

All double glazed, the open-plan living area has French doors which open to a large deck which runs along the side of the home, offering a lovely spot for entertaining. The deck can also be accessed from the spacious hall via another large modern glass door.

Off the kitchen is the utility area, with separate laundry, toilet and bathroom, as well as a good-sized utility zone for the coats, gumboots and shoes. The bathroom has also been modernised with a vanity, bath and shower.

When needed, the house can be heated by two heat pumps and also has a woodburner in the lounge.

The front yard, which has a rural outlook, is mainly fenced with wooden fencing and is a great place for children and pets to run around.

Full of potential, the bedrooms could be reconfigured.

The master bedroom is large, with an entry to a smaller room which could be changed into a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, or transformed into a sitting area to relax in and have time out from the children, or left and used as another bedroom. Most of the other bedrooms are also of a good size.

The extra large garage, which matches the house, could house a number of vehicles, maybe a trailer or a caravan, some boy’s toys, as well as the family car. There is also plenty of off-street parking.

At the back of the garage is another large room which could be converted into a games room, a man shed or a hobby room.

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