The per­fect New Year res­o­lu­tion!

Southern Real Estate Guide - - Profile -

In­gram Street is one of those wellestab­lished Pa­pakura ad­dresses, a quiet neigh­bour­hood of solid 60s homes on full sites, sit­u­ated close to town. If all homes were built to th­ese stan­dards, we wouldn’t have half the prob­lems faced to­day.

Con­structed of solid con­crete brick, the three-bed­room res­i­dence at 27 In­gram St has been kept in im­mac­u­late con­di­tion all its life, and only ever had two own­ers. Once inside there’s a quiet at­mos­phere, in a home full of nat­u­ral light and well dis­posed to the sun.

Be­ing a full 708 square me­tre sec­tion, it nat­u­rally has plenty of out­door liv­ing space, and this back gar­den looks just per­fect for good fam­ily times.

There are ar­eas of flat lawn, a paved cor­ner that could be de­vel­oped as a BBQ spot or cre­ate ad­di­tional park­ing. There are also fruit trees, a thriv­ing veg­etable gar­den, and wood stor­age be­hind the dou­ble garage.

The front of the prop­erty is a blaze of rose blos­som right now, while the border trees on the street front pro­vide just enough screen for the north-fac­ing ter­race.

Inside the home ex­hibits re­as­sur­ing signs of qual­ity, with plas­ter ceil­ings and moulded cor­nices, at­trac­tive tim­ber door frames, and a solid fire­place con­tain­ing a mod­ern wood­burner. It’s the kind of house that you could com­fort­ably move into with­out chang­ing any­thing – or al­ter to suit your fam­ily needs.

For ex­am­ple, the slid­ing door and glass pan­els be­tween lounge and din­ing room could be made more open plan – cre­at­ing a nat­u­ral flow from kitchen and break­fast bar to a fam­ily area, din­ing then for­mal liv­ing. Ranch­slid­ers open from the lounge to the north-fac­ing ter­race.

The kitchen is newer than the rest of the house, a room with very good food prepa­ra­tion ar­eas and stor­age, good-sized break­fast bar and pantry, and a win­dow on what’s hap­pen­ing in the rear gar­den. There is space and plumb­ing for a dish­washer, while the elec­tric range is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion. Near the rear door is a sep­a­rate laun­dry.

Down the hall­way we dis­cover three dou­ble bed­rooms, all nat­u­rally lit and with built-in wardrobes; a fam­ily bath­room with bath, van­ity and shower; sep­a­rate toi­let along­side; and plenty of hall stor­age.

Be­ing in such a cen­tral lo­ca­tion – you can walk to shops, school and train sta­tion – you couldn’t be bet­ter placed. And with such a solid home rich with pos­si­bil­i­ties, the ask­ing price of $ 389,000 ne­goti- able seems like a fan­tas­tic in­vest­ment for a fam­ily. What a great start to a new year!

View­ing is by ap­point­ment only – con­tact Phil Ax­tens of Har­veys Pa­pakura of­fice, ph 298 4000, mob 021 278 9084. Email phi­lax@ har­veys.co.nz

On the web: www.har­veys.co.nz # PAK6010.

Fam­ily op­tions: The break­fast bar links the well-planned kitchen and the fam­ily/din­ing ar­eas.

Sit­ting pretty: A solid 60s fam­ily home on a full site in a cen­tral lo­ca­tion.

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