fea­ture prop­erty

Ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tions have cre­ated a stun­ning two-storey home that will last you a life­time and cope with all cir­cum­stances, says Emma Good­win.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Front Page -

Af­ter do­ing all the hard work and cre­at­ing the per­fect home, the own­ers of this house are mov­ing on to a life­style prop­erty. This means that all their ef­forts are go­ing to be to some­one else’s ad­van­tage – and it could be yours.

High-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als have been used through­out the home, with an eye to dura­bil­ity and easy main­te­nance.

A plas­ter-and-brick ex­te­rior has en­sured that lit­tle labour will have to go into its up­keep. And in­side the house, too, a quick tour will be enough to con­vince you that you won’t have to spend all your free time fix­ing things up.

Amer­i­can oak cab­i­nets in the kitchen will de­light the cook in the fam­ily, who will also ap­pre­ci­ate the gen­er­ous amount of cup­board space. All those bits and pieces that you wanted to buy, but didn’t have room for, can now be put on the shop­ping list.

Blinds al­low you to reg­u­late the sun­light, and the dou­ble sink and am­ple gran­ite bench-top give you plenty of work space.

With two fam­ily-sized liv­ing ar­eas, a con­ser­va­tory and a din­ing room, you will have plenty of scope when ar­rang­ing your fur­ni­ture and plan­ning your ac­tiv­i­ties.

The con­ser­va­tory has ac­cess to the gar­den, where there is a gazebo for those long, lazy sum­mer af­ter­noons.

A com­bi­na­tion of un­der­floor heat­ing, through­out the ground floor, and heat pumps will en­sure the indoor tem­per­a­ture is al­ways at op­ti­mum level.

There are two bed­rooms down­stairs, served by a bath­room, a sep­a­rate toi­let and a shower room – fa­cil­i­ties that will be wel­comed by any­one who hates hav­ing to wait their turn in the morn­ing.

Large linen cupboards, un­der-stair stor­age ar­eas and cloak­rooms will en­able you to keep ev­ery­thing tidy. But if you have larger ob­jects that so far haven’t fit­ted any­where, don’t despair.

The garage is huge, with more than enough floor space for two cars. And be­hind it there is yet an­other room that could be used as a work­shop, a home of­fice, or a hobby room.

If ev­ery­thing you have seen so far isn’t enough to cap­ture your heart, a trip up­stairs may seal the deal.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.