ASTUNNINGmakeover has transformed this grand Edwardian waterfront home into a contemporary masterpiece.
While the charming 1905 facade and a number of period features have been retained, the home has been substantially remodeled at the rear to take advantage of the home’s water-side location.
From both storeys of the home, there are wonderful views across the yacht club marinas to the nearby casino, and of the wider harbour.
The property has title to the high water mark and is close to the university, prestigious schools, beaches and Sandy Bay.
Behind the walled street front, there is a paved forecourt and parking area, before a large verandah with timber decking and a Baltic pine soffit.
Aleadlight entry opens on to a bright foyer with a ceiling rose and chandelier, cornices and carpeted stairs to the upper level.
Close by is a bedroom with polished floorboards and an open fireplace.
The upgraded living room comprises a vast entertaining area with tripartite folding doors, which open on to a timber sundeck and a terraced garden leading to a seawall, dinghy davit and a small landing stage.
The living room has an attractive coalgrate fireplace with a Celery Top pine mantel and a reverse-cycle air conditioner.
The spacious and contemporary kitchen boasts a glass and Italian marble breakfast bar and benches, a glass splashback, stainless steel stove and induction cooktop, a double electric oven and slow cooker. There’s also a stainless steel exhaust flue and dishwasher plus easyclose drawers and cupboards.
The tiled laundry opens on to a drying deck. Bifold doors lead to a modern bathroom with a deep tub and shower over, a vanity and a loo.
The staircase , which has storage under, leads up to a landing with access to a good-sized box room and another modernised bathroom with a loo.
There are three bedrooms with fireplaces and polished floorboards and one has a view ofMt Wellington while the other two have access to the sunroom.
The sunroom runs the length of the house and has tripartite folding doors opening onto the water views with a safety glass balustrade.
Adressing room with built-ins is attached to the main bedroom.
This immaculate residence has been beautifully renovated and represents one of the city’s outstanding homes.