Mak­ing a fresh start in Pa­pakura

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Starting afresh at 25 Green Street doesn’t mean re­ject­ing the past. This de­light­ful Pa­pakura home of­fers a su­perb blend of orig­i­nal qual­ity fea­tures and fresh, clean mod­ern liv­ing.

When the present own­ers bought the cot­tage they planned their ren­o­va­tions around its solid, circa 1950s weath­er­board her­itage, high ceil­ings and wide hall­way.

Next they poured their cre­ativ­ity and pas­sion into a gen­uine trans­for­ma­tion of the home, from floor to ceil­ing. Or should we say, from un­der the floor, be­hind the walls and above the ceil­ing as they to­tally in­su­lated the home both ver­ti­cally and hor­i­zon­tally. The home was also up­graded with rewiring and plumb­ing, a new hot wa­ter cylin­der in­stalled and the lat­est smoke/fire alarms fit­ted.

They cre­ated a beau­ti­ful cen­tral liv­ing area with at­trac­tive French door ac­cess to a brand new north­fac­ing deck with a Clear­lite UV- re­sis­tant PVC roof.

The same roof­ing was in­stalled over the car­port, pro­vid­ing cov­ered ac­cess to the house. Mean­while, while the home was be­ing in­su­lated, the roof was fully checked and given a clean bill of health.

In­side the front door the broad, wel­com­ing hall­way leads to the cen­tral liv­ing area and three light­filled bed­rooms. The mas­ter bed­room re­tains the beau­ti­ful high ceil­ings and dec­o­ra­tive touches, and ev­ery­thing has been treated to fresh paint with a re­fresh­ing hint of mint – you can al­most smell it. Add the brand new bed­room blinds and it’s like mov­ing into a new home.

The kitchen and bath­room have also been to­tally trans­formed – the kitchen is just lovely, with lots of bench space and stor­age, and room for a break­fast ta­ble. New ap­pli­ances in­clude a ce­ramic hob, range­hood and un­der-bench oven. There’s a laun­dry at­tached to the kitchen with its own bench, sink and stor­age cup­board.

It re­ally is a clever use of space through­out, turn­ing a cot­tage into a charm­ing home. The 374 square me­tre free­hold prop­erty is en­tirely sur­rounded by walls, fences and wrought-iron gates; a neat and tidy flat sec­tion that’s just a stroll from ev­ery­thing in­clud­ing high­lyre­garded Cen­tral School, shops and trains.

Price is by ne­go­ti­a­tion, with view­ing by ap­point­ment.

Con­tact The Love­days (Grant and Kathryn) on 021 117 1850 or 021 980 296.

email th­elove­days@ljh­

The pris­tine white house near the cen­tre of Pa­pakura town­ship looks a pic­ture from the street.

Clever use of space and brand new ap­pli­ances in the kitchen.

High ceil­ings and el­e­gant win­dows blend with mod­ern fea­tures.

You don’t have to own a big man­sion to make a grand en­trance.

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