HISTORICAL YET CONTEMPORARY ELEGANCE
The moment you walk through the gate, the verandah wrapping around three sides of this enchanting 1872 Villa immediately draws your attention; your eyes then wander over the immaculate park-like grounds, and you are impatient to explore further. Rich with Coromandel heritage, originally built as a mine manager's residence, the home embodies all the character and charm of yesteryear. You will fall in love with all the traditional features of fret-work, sash windows, high stud kauri ceilings, kauri floors and doors, which are complemented by the best of modern living ... insulation, large tiled bathroom with claw bath, a modern kitchen with stylish features and a magnificent Gourmeto wood-burning cooker which heats multiple radiators throughout the home. The large dwelling comprises separate lounge, open plan kitchen/dining, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry and office downstairs, and a new feature staircase leading to a 4th bedroom in the sunlit attic.
A contemporary-style paved courtyard leads off the verandah; sheltered behind the double garage and workshop, it is surrounded by a mature tropical oasis. Garden and wood sheds, vast vege gardens, a hidden child's treehouse and fruit trees complete this 1,664m2 lot held in two titles. The fully fenced property affords a very private atmosphere with great indoor/outdoor living, just 1,200m from shops, cafes and restaurants. Resonating with the charm and elegance of the past, this home offers a contemporary and sophisticated lifestyle.