Feature using lead-light window and timber from original cottage

The Stable Master's cottage

How often do you get the chance to own a brand-new house with a century of history?

Annie Quayle Townend purchased an Elizabethan style house on 4 acres in Fendalton in 1905. She added another 9 acres and renamed the property 'Mona Vale'. This was her town base and she divided her time between it and a home in Cashmere. 52 Matai St was originally her stable master's cottage, built next door to the stables.

The 2011 earthquakes irreparably damaged the old cottage. Our owner has re-built a stunning new single story home, yet has sympathetically kept links to the past. The original red clay bricks and limestone lintels have been saved and used variously as the front fa├žade and walls in the garden and pergola. As you enter the imposing front door you are greeted by an impressive feature wall which incorporates an original leadlight window and timber from the cottage.

The new house combines striking lines, trapezoidal ceilings with large skylights, solid Tasmanian Blackwood timber floors and joinery AND the very latest technologies from the 'Passive House International' movement. The super-insulated air-tight home with triple glazed doors, windows and skylights incorporates an air transfer system to ensure a stable warm environment throughout the home without the need for traditional heating. Live here in comfort and luxury, while reducing your personal carbon footprint and power bills in a Passive House! (certification pending).

There is simply too much to say about 52 Matai Street West - it is a must see to anyone seeking luxury, comfort, walkability and a unique heritage located in this beautiful location.

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Main Property Features

Listing Number: MVE6367

Approx Floor Area:
263 sqm
Land Size:
698 sqm
Property Type:
House
Roof:
Coloured steel
Tenure:
Freehold
Approx year built:
2019
Property condition:
New, Excellent
House style:
Executive, Contemporary, Other (Single Level)
Garaging / carparking:
Internal access, Auto doors, Off street
Construction:
Brick and Cedar
Joinery:
Triple Glazing, Timber
Flooring:
Carpet, Tiles and Timber
Heating / Cooling:
Other (Passive)
Chattels remaining:
Fixed Floor Coverings, Light Fittings, Separate Cook top, Separate Oven, Dishwasher, Auto Garage Door, Planter Boxes, Extractor Fan, Heated Towel Rail (x2), Shed
Kitchen:
New, Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Scullery, Separate oven, Breakfast bar and Finished in Other (Stone)
Living area:
Formal lounge, Open plan
Main bedroom:
Double and Walk-in-robe
Ensuite:
Separate shower
Bedroom 2:
Double
Bedroom 3:
Double
Additional rooms:
Office / study
Main bathroom:
Bath, Separate shower
Laundry:
In garage
Views:
Private
Aspect:
North
Outdoor living:
Entertainment area, Garden, BBQ area (with power), Deck / patio
Fencing:
Fully fenced
Land contour:
Flat
Grounds:
Backyard access, Landscaped / designer
Garden:
Garden shed
Water supply:
Town supply
Sewerage:
Mains
Locality:
Close to shops, Close to schools, Close to transport
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Harcourts Merivale

Holmwood Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

175 Papanui Road
Merivale
Christchurch
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