Property ID: XR12903
Looking a picture from the street, this period home is a landmark dwelling with a history dating back to the early 20th century. Believed to have been built circa 1908 & occupied by Dr Carey, who gave his name to the street, the home has a tradition of being well-kept. It has been in the same family for over 60 years & over this time some sensitive modernisation has occurred to enhance, rather than compromise, the original build.
Interiors sit under ornate 3.2m high ceilings & fretwork adornment is evident indoors & out. Native timbers give the home a strong heart. Rooms are large & light-filled, enhanced by character features including fireplaces, built-in cabinetry, dados & wide skirting boards.
A thoughtfully executed reconfiguration some years ago saw the kitchen repositioned & open out to the dining & family room. A separate lounge emerged from the original kitchen area to provide an elegant space for entertaining. The large modern kitchen overlooks the charming front verandah with its colourful flower boxes & sun-soaked deck for idling away the time.
An en-suite has been added to the master bedroom, which also boasts good wardrobe space & a large picture window that encourages light & sun.
The rear deck enjoys late afternoon sun with an outlook across the city to the ranges on the horizon, with a view of Mt Pirongia providing a picturesque backdrop. Sunsets are also spectacular from here.
Bedrooms are spacious &, in keeping with the home's vintage, ease off a wide hallway.
A heat pump has been installed in the family zone & there is excellent storage, including a big hot water cupboard.
The beautifully groomed property is well paved, has separate double garaging, parking, & manageable grounds. There is ample opportunity for outdoor relaxation on the verandah and deck. On an elevated site, the home attracts views across the city and district, and welcomes the sunrise, is conveniently located for netball, BMX & recreation at Minogue Park &,in ambling distance of the popular Sugar Bowl cafe,
WRC Rates $478.95