A sanctuary has been lovingly created by the current owners of this masterfully unique and spacious family home with a palatial living area and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. No comprise on character or heritage to the church has been made, in fact it has been preserved and expanded on with modern conveniences added to ensure todays twenty first century family are taken care of. The home still has the kauri weatherboard exterior, high stud ceilings, kauri floors, 10 feature stain glass windows and is now fully insulated, rewired and plumbed. Plus there are still the high arched doorways, modernised country styled kitchen and dining area that flows out onto a covered verandah. Opening skylights throughout the home provide natural light and as the home is split level, all the bedrooms including three doubles and one single, as well as two bathrooms (including one ensuite) are located upstairs and another separate bathroom and toilet downstairs. The bathrooms are fitted out in the era of the church with modern fittings and fixtures. Also located downstairs is the cosy library that could be made into a second lounge area for the kids, separate laundry and internal access into the double garage. There is so much to appreciate in this unique home, as it is bursting with character and makes a powerful visual statement to those that visit or drive-by.
The balance of the 10 acres of land is utilitised as a working farm and in the past year there has been 120 bull calves reared and eggs have been collected and sold locally from the 80 free range chickens. This farmlet also boasts two calf sheds, cattle yards, loading ramp, an American styled three bay barn with a portion of the barn used as a semi self-contained sleep-out with another bathroom, plus other outbuildings. The main part of the farm has its own access from The Braigh. There is also an established orchard with fruit trees of every description planted and reaping fruit galore. This property is located just a few minutes drive from the town centre and has the Waihoihoi River on two of its boundaries, which allows for the family to enjoy kayaking and boating. There may also be the possibility of future subdivision potential as well.
This is one special property which offers you a chance to buy a piece of well restored history with endless opportunities here for the astute buyer.