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Classic English Mansion Or Stylish Contemporary Home?

Karori, 75 Friend Street

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Listing Number: WL22600
About this listing
Commissioned in 1928 by a wealthy business family the house was built with only quality materials. All heart hardwoods that you simply couldn't obtain now. The current owners bought the property when it was very tired but could see the classic potential. They beautifully restored the home to its full splendour but ensured all modern comforts were met. The house features matai floors, rimu panelling, redwood window sashes, rimu window and door joinery, carrara ceilings, leadlight windows, period light fittings, door joinery, window stays and electrical outlets, As well as original fireplaces and quality window treatments, there are modern but sympathetically styled bathrooms and kitchen. The result is a magnificent timeless classic great for entertaining and living that would suit a large family or an executive couple who love to entertain.

The property includes great indoor/outdoor flow to a flat fully landscaped sunny section sitting amongst easy care mature gardens which provide privacy and all round fragrance and colour with a flat lawn and ideally situated for all of Karori's amenities. The house has been totally rewired, reroofed, replumbed and copper spouting has been replaced in the last decade, so should provide years of free maintenance. Curtains are fully lined and interlined, made with quality fabrics and hand finished rails. There is gas central heating and a DVS system to keep you cosy in winter.

* Four to five double bedrooms/study, including master/ensuite/walk-in-wardrobe
* Three bathrooms plus outside toilet
* Kitchen/family/casual dining
* Formal living/dining plus two other living areas
* Grand entrance & landing

The stylish kitchen features Hafaele units, plumbed in fridge/freezer, double oven, gas cook top, dual dishdrawers and walk-in pantry. This house has been faithfully restored to its former glory with quality fittings by the current owners. A lovely family home and a great house and garden for entertaining.

Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 320 sqm
  • Land Size: 1062 sqm
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 1920
  • Property condition: Excellent
  • Property Type: House
  • House style: Executive
  • Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up
  • Construction: Weatherboard
  • Joinery: Timber
  • Roof: Rubber membrane and Tile
  • Insulation: Floor, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Timber, Polished and Tiles
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire, Gas mains, Central heating
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, TV aerial, Curtains, Security system, garage remotes x 2, fridge, bathroom heaters, heated towel rails x 2, microwave.
  • Kitchen: New, Designer, Dishwasher, Separate, Rangehood, Double sink, Waste disposal, Breakfast bar, Pantry and Finished in Granite and Other (Fabulous stove)
  • Living area: Formal dining, Formal lounge, Separate dining, Separate living
  • Main bedroom: Double and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Office / study, Family, Conservatory / sunroom
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower
  • Laundry: In bathroom
  • Workshop: Separate
  • Views: Urban
  • Aspect: North
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Uncovered and Concrete), Clothes line, Garden, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Verandah
  • Fencing: Fully fenced
  • Land contour: Flat
  • Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Manicured
  • Garden: Garden shed (Number of sheds: 1)
  • Water heating: Gas
  • Water supply: Town supply
  • Sewerage: Mains
  • Locality: Close to shops, Close to schools

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