A CHARACTER home of yesteryear in the heart of Georgetown, this historic, expansive two-storey house has a charm and ambience reminiscent of a bygone era, encapsulating many period features and lovingly renovated by its current owners.
Enter the property through the arched hedge and wrought iron gate and your breath will be taken away.
North-facing for all-day sun on an enormous section in park-like surroundings, it has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, a large kitchen/dining area and an additional formal dining room.
The large spreading elm in the fully-fenced extensive backyard offers shelter on a sunny day, while the red brick fence on the east side with another wrought iron gate adds to the old-English heritage ambience of the property.
Children and pets have plenty of room to play, build huts or run around, and there is also space for outdoor entertaining, as well as growing vegetables.
Built in the early part of last century, the home offers many special features, including pressed tin ceilings with some restoration, some ceilings made of wood, leadlight windows, black pine polished floors, carved rimu pillars, a rimu and maple staircase and two balconies.
The north-facing lounge, which is full of features from the era, is huge.
The separate formal dining room has French doors which open outside to the east, and is easily accessed via the downstairs hall or kitchen.
The huge master bedroom, with bay window and leadlights, also has access to both balconies, and amazing views as far away as the Takitimus and overlooks the city.
Both bathrooms, upstairs and downstairs, have all the modern facilities, including showers, baths, vanities and toilets.
When needed, a large heat pump, electric heater and gas heating keep the house toasty warm.
Built of Oamaru stone on the ground floor, and brick and roughcast on the upper storey, the double-tandem four car garage and workshop has also been built of Oamaru stone and front fence in matching look-alike block.
For more information, phone Professionals Macpherson Realty Ltd real estate agent Tim Frampton on 027 254 5955.