•Historic 461sqm approx home in landscaped setting
•7 bedrooms; 5 bathrooms; big kitchen; study
•Modern flat over a three-car garage
•Manicured 9768sqm approx close to Hillcrest
•Blue chip location & quality school zones
About this property
One-of-a-kind, this 461sqm approx home in a blue chip lifestyle location comes with a wonderful slice of history. Built in 1910 as a convent school house, it was moved from Wairoa some 7-8 years ago and repurposed for large family living in a peaceful rural landscape close to Hillcrest. Its history is recorded in a book held in the Wairoa Public Library. A three-car garage with a modern flat was added at the time of reassembly in Tamahere. The flat is currently tenanted and yields $300pw (tenant will be vacating). This beautiful home rewards a family with space, flexible living/income options, and modern comforts including central ducted heating on the first floor. It is brimful of character and contains a large master suite with original chapel windows, a Shaker-style kitchen with a big butlers pantry, an elegant lounge, study and verandahs. Both the guest bedroom and flat have ensuites. Ceilings are a soaring 3m high and stained glass windows reflect the home's original use as a convent school. A brand new high-end water filtration system has recently been installed. A liquid amber-lined driveway leads to the home, which nestles in manicured grounds highlighted by a large, imported cast iron fountain. Post and rail fencing with numerous paddocks provides so many opportunities. An orchard enhances the rural ambience. Offered to the market for the first time, the property provides diverse living and income options.