In to Batt

If you are look­ing for a home that makes you feel you are on hol­i­day 24/7, Emma Good­win may have found the per­fect prop­erty for you. Grab your beach bag and take a tour.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Front Page -

Think Cape Cod and sun-kissed care­free days of long hot sum­mers and win­ters tucked up cosy and warm. That’s what springs to mind when you first step in­side this home. Blonde tim­ber floors in the din­ing room and kitchen ar­eas re­mind you of a bleached pier over the water. Add to that large win­dows, high an­gled ceil­ings with ex­posed beams, tim­ber join­ery and soft creamy-toned walls and you can be trans­ported to your own hol­i­day home that you live in ev­ery day.

Gran­ite bench tops in the kitchen sit above a mul­ti­tude of pale cream cabi­nets that of­fer lots of room to store all your pots, pans and pantry goods. A gas hob and am­ple floor space com­bine to make this a great space to work in and there’s more than enough room for two.

If you can tear your­self away from this fab­u­lous spot, the liv­ing room is just as invit­ing. Sandy-coloured sisal car­pet, plenty of room for deep squishy so­fas and more high ceil­ings with ex­posed tim­ber main­tain that free-and-easy liv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The doors to the deck also make that out­door tran­si­tion easy.

Two dou­ble bed­rooms are on the ground floor of the home and large win­dows let the light flow in un­hin­dered. Across the hall is an of­fice or sin­gle bed­room, and the fam­ily bath­room is a vi­sion with a large shower, deep bath and a large van­ity.

Up a small flight of stairs and there’s an­other dou­ble bed­room with an­gled ceil­ings and the main bed­room with its own bal­cony.

There is plenty of stor­age in this house and a HRV sys­tem and gas heat­ing in the hall­way en­sures every­thing is kept warm in win­ter.

While the sec­tion is large, there is not a lot of gar­den­ing to do. Yes, the lawns will need a mow but other than that, your week­ends will be your own. A vege and berry patch will put some tasty treats on the ta­ble and any chil­dren will love play­ing in the tree fort in the mag­nif­i­cent mag­no­lia tree.

Or they’ll en­joy hang­ing out with friends in the rum­pus room, clev­erly hid­den in the garage. In­su­lated and sound proofed, in­stru­ments can be played and the nois­i­est of games con­ducted with­out in­ter­rup­tion in this room. Per­fect for sleep­overs and par­ties.

A large deck with a tree grow­ing through it pro­vides a great spot for en­ter­tain­ing and adds ex­tra liv­ing space. With the amount of ma­ture trees around, the bird song is gor­geous.

This prop­erty is a per­fect fam­ily home and sur­rounded by great neigh­bours in its own lit­tle com­mu­nity. Just a short stroll from town, good schools, the Lido and Es­planade, every­thing is close to hand and the car will rarely be needed.

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