Yesteryear Meets Today, City Meets Country
One of Tauranga's oldest homes provides a rare opportunity to live a contemporary life in an environment that evokes the heartfelt emotions of home, where the atmosphere is country though the city is at your doorstep. Once a stand-alone home above fields of farmland this property now sits proudly at the top of an attractive private road, in the middle of a prime residential area near Bethlehem Primary School and Town Centre, mere minutes to Tauranga's CBD. The rural feel is retained by paddock below and a serene outlook across the Wairoa River to the Kaimai Ranges. Elevation also affords a strip of view to the harbour and Matakana island.
Architecturally a transitional bungalow, this home is a beautiful meld of old and new. The original heart rimu, verandah wrapped, bay windowed, French doored, three-bedroom home dates to 1912. An extensive and sympathetic renovation including fresh new bathrooms and exact replication of features has ensured pristine condition without compromising its original character. The home has also grown dramatically in size with a brand- new verandah fronted wing which continues the 3.7 stud and authentically creates a luxurious second master suite, media room and flexible use third room making this the perfect home for various family configurations, ideal for invited or paying guests. The layout allows the new wing to be closed off from the main home. Modern comfort is assured by 'super' insulation.
Well over half an acre (2636 sq m) of grounds allow the dwelling (and you) space to breathe. Massive trees tower over the lawn, old fashioned foliage hugs the home. There's a place for a pool between the triple garaging and the new wing, also a concealed utility area. A rare example of Tauranga's early architecture meticulously restored and renewed as an ode to 'the way we were' where you can retreat to an atmosphere of sunny and shady seclusion.
Auction: 3.00pm Thursday 12 March 2020 (unless sold prior) On-site.