O'Marama stands as a perfect example of colonial craftsmanship partnered with contemporary renovation and refurbishment. (A former Civic Trust Award winner for restoration and heritage).
Commanding, compelling and completely set up for 21st century comfort, this incomparable two storey home, with its panoramic views of Lyttelton Harbour, Quail Island and the bays.
The designed tower skylight with coloured glass panels in the English conservatory styled kitchen and family dining area throw rainbows across the floor and bench tops. Lightshades crafted by the late and brilliant inventor John Britten hang over the billiard table on the lower level and the match-lined woodwork, neo-Gothic detailing, original iron locks and the beautiful fretwork on the verandas all combine to create O'Marama’s unique beauty.
The 4 large double bedrooms, master with its own separate dressing room (could be a fifth bedroom) with 2 bathrooms across two levels offer great flexibility for future use, be that as a family home, work from home proposition, accommodating extended family or, with consent, an Airbnb situation. The master bedroom (with separate dressing room) is enchanting, light and bright, and offers endless unobstructed harbour views. With the exception of a book-lined study in rich Turkish red and the Billiard room/recreation room downstairs, the all-white colour palette and high stud amplifies the enormous amount of light throughout this magnificent home.
This 'Gracious Lady' nestles amongst mature landscaped gardens and park-like grounds comprising some 9726m2 (2.4 acres more or less.) Large enough to look into potential subdivision (with consent) but imagine having your own tennis court or pool! So private that you could imagine you are in the country- except you're just a stroll down the hill into the bubbling Lyttelton community, the new Marina precinct, or a ten minute drive into the city. There is plenty of off-street parking, drive-on access and a new double garage.