Built circa 1915 this delightful, genuinely historical Taupo home will appeal to lovers of the architecture of 100 years ago. Built from matai, kauri and rimu sourced from Oruanui when it was a timber mill settlement, the home was constructed in Rawhiti Street. Then in 1998 the current owners moved it from town back to Oruanui. Restoration began and was embellished with some fixtures and fittings from the original Wairakei Hotel. Throughout the home there are original kauri ceilings, wood paneling and fire-places, one of which warms the lounge, the other now decorative. A large wood burner keeps the dining room and period kitchen very warm too. The entire home has insulation under the floor, in the wall and in the ceiling. Typical of the Georgian era there is only one fitted wardrobe. French doors and leadlights abound. The kitchen boasts a large kauri centrepiece with gas hobs at one end. There are three generous bedrooms. The enormous master which has a study attached, has an ensuite - an Elizabethan touch! There's another room currently used as a fourth bedroom but it could be another lounge if preferred. However, the existing lounge features an in-built working fireplace, bay windows, space for a grand piano and an inviting ambience. The 4 Hectares are predominately pasture and mostly gently undulating or flat. There's a wee hillock too and some deer fencing. An extremely large green house, a self-contained sleep-out and a double garage are important extras. Overall this is a very charming home with great land ideal for equestrian minded folks or any livestock you might fancy. To finish the story about this heart warming property here is an abbreviation of the article printed in the Taupo Times in 1998. "House goes back home" "One of the oldest remaining houses in Taupo has been moved back to its Oruanui birthplace. The house, built about 1915, was moved from its original grounds at 26 Rawhiti Street to a new site on Oruanui Road last month. It was built by the Palmers, using wood from their mill at Oruanui."