Home sweet Hokowhitu

Sit­u­ated in one of Palmer­ston North’s most soughtafter streets, this is a fam­ily house of a cal­i­bre sel­dom seen in this con­di­tion or set­ting. Emma Good­win makes her­self at home.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Front Page -

This house is so close to the La­goon and golf course, you can hear the ducks quack and the golf clubs cut through the air. Bring the chil­dren, the dog, and even the cat, as this is where you will want to put down some roots and start to en­joy a low-main­te­nance life­style.

There’s even a place for mum and dad in the down­stairs bed­room.

From the moment you walk through the front door, you will feel at ease. And af­ter you leave, you will han­ker to re­turn.

Warm, neu­tral colours wash over the walls and floors, cre­at­ing the per­fect back­drop for your art works and fur­nish­ings.

Dif­fer­ent ceil­ing heights and an­gles give each room an in­di­vid­ual touch, and large win­dows en­sure that all the rooms get plenty of light.

There is also easy ac­cess from the liv­ing and din­ing rooms to the pretty cov­ered pa­tio and the gar­den be­yond – ideal ar­eas in which to en­ter­tain guests and gen­er­ally en­joy the lazy days of sum­mer.

The fam­ily liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas en­com­pass the kitchen, with its mul­ti­tude of tim­ber cab­i­nets, dou­ble sink and wide bench-tops. There is also a break­fast bar.

With one bed­room down­stairs, plus a guest toi­let, you could eas­ily turn the lower floor of the house over to el­derly relatives – or leave it va­cant for guests who would like to stay over.

Up­stairs, the spa­cious land­ing could also be used as an of­fice or as a me­dia area for the kids. The three dou­ble bed­rooms in­clude the main bed­room, where you will ap­pre­ci­ate the en suite with wet-floor shower and walk-in wardrobe.

All the bed­rooms have the house’s trade­mark an­gled ceil­ings of vary­ing heights, which en­sure that each one is dif­fer­ent from the next.

The fam­ily bath­room has a shower over the bath, a tim­ber van­ity and cork floors that are both easy clean and warm to the toes on cold win­ter morn­ings.

Out­side, the gar­den is de­light­ful. There are ma­ture trees and shrubs, plenty of grass, and a weep­ing cherry, sur­rounded by a bed of for­get-me-nots, that serves as an eye-catch­ing cen­tre­piece.

Camel­lia bushes, dot­ted with pink blooms, her­ald spring.

You will also find that there’s room to grow a few veges, and even a place for a dog ken­nel. And as the sec­tion is fully fenced, Fido won’t be able to sneak out and get up to mis­chief.

With a sin­gle garage, plus a car­port and park­ing space for a third car, there is room for ev­ery­one to have a ve­hi­cle and to keep it safely off the street.

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