Covet this

If there’s a heaven, it’s close to Palmer­ston North, Emma Good­win says af­ter view­ing this ex­cep­tional Brian El­liott de­signed home that is look­ing for a new fam­ily.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Front Page -

IT’S a brand-new year and time for some brand-new liv­ing, and there’s pos­si­bly nowhere bet­ter to do it than in this stun­ning coun­try lodge-style home on Lock­wood Rd. Just 10 min­utes from the city and a mil­lion miles away from stress, traf­fic and work, this is a home to cher­ish and love. And you will do both within min­utes of set­ting eyes on it.

The drive­way, flanked by trees that are home to hun­dreds of birds, sweeps up to the house and en­cir­cles a large disc of lawn.

But you’re prob­a­bly not look­ing at that at the moment. You will have caught a glimpse of the house through the trees as you came up the drive, and now that you can see it in all its glory you will be struck by its beauty.

Rem­i­nis­cent of a Swiss chalet or moun­tain lodge, this is a fivebed­room home that will make you feel as though you are on hol­i­day ev­ery day.

There’s also the self-con­tained Pos­sum Cot­tage, with its own grounds, that would be per­fect for home­s­tays or for el­derly par­ents to live in.

Al­though the house is large, it has a homely at­mos­phere – an en­gag­ing char­ac­ter that is en­hanced by a gor­geous coun­try kitchen, a large fam­ily din­ing area, an ex­pan­sive sun-drenched lounge over­look­ing a salt wa­ter pool, and bed­rooms that open out to a veran­dah.

Sky­lights in most rooms add ex­tra light and punc­tu­ate the soar­ing tim­ber ceil­ings. A sweet hatch from one of the up­stairs bed­rooms opens to give you a view of the down­stairs din­ing area.

You will find the main bed­room up­stairs, too, ad­ja­cent to a bath­room and with glo­ri­ous views of the gar­den and sur­round­ing district.

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