Built around 1890, she is commanding, compelling, and situated amongst park like grounds (comprising some 2.4 acres more or less,) gardens and mature trees, with panoramic views out over the harbour and hills. Surely the jewel of the property market on this side of the tunnel- there is no other comparable character house and land offering to this; the complete package.
With four double bedrooms, a separate dressing room (which could be utilised as a fifth bedroom) and two bathrooms- both levels of the house offer flexibility for future use, be that for a growing family, Airbnb option, or simply plenty of space for guests- the house would operate equally well depending on differing needs. The billiard room downstairs is a magical reminder of another time- and could remain thus, or be utilised as extra living space, giving everyone in the family peace and privacy.
The comfortable and serene sitting room upstairs flows into the spacious and light conservatory style kitchen- there are different dining options between the rooms depending on personal preference. Once again, the views are breath taking from every window, and the indoor spaces flow seamlessly out to the courtyard and verandas. An entertainers dream.
The current owners have spent almost 50 years here- retaining the period features, yet combining these with modern upgrades (insulation, HRV system, heat-pump and gas fires) to create a sanctuary; 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. Viewing strictly by appointment.