Be a Guardian of Grace

Owning a home of such historical, social and craftsman importance is as much a guardianship for future generations as it is a luxurious lifestyle and our current custodians are preparing to pass this mantle to another. After almost 30 years tenure, they are now making exciting plans for their semi-retirement to the Tasman District.

Seldom available since its construction for Canterbury run holders at the turn of last century, this is an opportunity to acquire a significant, beautifully restored, large home on almost 1600sqm of established park-like grounds. The current owners can be congratulated for their diligence and perseverance, and were the proud recipient of a Heritage award in 2016.

The home has a genteel English character with features too numerous to list here but you cannot fail to be impressed on entry with the magnificent kauri timber staircase, stained glass windows and baronial fireplace which all grace the central inner hall linking the formal living areas and the numerous family bedrooms upstairs. In great houses of this vintage there existed a social divide between owners and servants and 'Chilcombe', as the property is now named, still retains the 'back stairs'.

Outside, the Waimairi Stream runs along the south boundary providing a picturesque entrance for vehicles and pedestrians alike. Wisteria and climbing rose drape over the enchanting verandah overseeing the lawn with borders of camellia, rhododendron, magnolia and roses. Fountains splash and brick paths meander.

Medbury Terrace is tucked away from convenient arterial roads and is flanked by Fendalton Park, a leafy outlook from the home's second level. This prestigious location delivers proximity to some of our best schools with easy access in all directions.

This is a property ready for the next 100 years of enjoyment. Will you be the next guardian for future generations?

For further information on this property visit http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/85581677

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Main Property Features

Listing Number: FE7370

Approx Floor Area:
420 sqm
Land Size:
1588 sqm
Property Type:
House
Property Features:
Security system, Smoke alarms
Roof:
Slate and Welsh slate
Tenure:
Freehold
Approx year built:
1896
Property condition:
Renovated, Excellent
House style:
Other (Heritage Listed)
Garaging / carparking:
4 Car Garage, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 2), Off street, Free standing
Construction:
Weatherboard, Block, Brick and Seismically Strenghtened
Joinery:
Timber
Insulation:
Walls, Accoustic insulation in 90% of internal walls, Floor, Ceiling
Flooring:
Carpet, Tiles and Timber
Window coverings:
Drapes, Shutters, Blinds
Heating / Cooling:
Woodfire (Open, Closed), Other (Heat Pump x4, Under Tile Heating)
Electrical:
TV points, TV aerial, Rewired (Fully rewired)
Chattels remaining:
Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Drapes, TV Aerial, Irrigation System, Bar Fridge **Please contact LA for extensive list of chattels**
Kitchen:
New, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Double sink, Waste disposal, Breakfast bar, Pantry and Finished in Granite
Living area:
Separate living, Separate dining, Formal lounge
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
Bedroom 5:
Single
Additional rooms:
Attic
Main bathroom:
Bath, Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Heater, Additional bathrooms
Laundry:
Separate
Workshop:
Combined
Views:
Urban
Aspect:
North
Outdoor living:
Entertainment area (Partly covered and Paved), Clothes line, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Deck / patio
Fencing:
Fully fenced
Land contour:
Flat
Grounds:
Landscaped / designer, Manicured
Garden:
Garden shed (Sizes: Wood Shed, Number of sheds: 2)
Water heating:
Electric
Water supply:
Town supply
Sewerage:
Mains, Septic
Locality:
Close to schools, Close to transport, Close to shops
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Holmwood Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

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Fendalton
Christchurch
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