If only these walls could talk! After nearly 140 years of memories, part of which as church, a school hall and for nearly the last two decades an active family home, this old girl has seen it all and is still standing strong and looking better than ever!
17 years ago the current owners had a vision to give this iconic church building a new lease of life, whilst still retaining its heritage with dignity and functionality required for the 21st century. Some of the hard work that was done included, but not limited to, being rewired, replumbed, reroofed and insulated. The owners added in a mezzanine floor for the four bedrooms and two bathrooms and extended out the side of the lounge area to add on a cosy country kitchen and dining area, which was made to flow out through double glazed bi-fold doors onto a covered deck area. So much love and attention has gone into this home and its many features and lots of happy memories have been added to this unique building. Now the owners children have flown the coup and the time is right for the owners to pass on this legacy to another family for them to reap the rewards and benefits and to make many new happy memories here for all of their family.
Keeping in mind this house is only part of the unique lifestyle block. With 10 acres of pasture, with town and tank water, a well established orchard with multi fruit trees, a loading ramp, cattle yards, calf sheds and a three bay American style barn where the guys can play with their bounty and / or toys, as well as having a sleep-out attached and with this property there is an added bonus of having the Waihoihoi river as part of its boundary, as you can launch the kayak or dingy from your property and explore to your hearts content - there is just so much to do here! You could run this block as an active farmlet, where you can rear calves or have sheep / horses as well as an option to make and sell hay. If you dont want to look after the land, then let one of the many Waipu residents that require grazing look after it for you.
Theres not that many opportunities that come up in ones life time to own a property that stands out from the crowd in such a grand way and still feel like a home and that will give you an experience that not many have the pleasure of knowing. Make an offer and secure your piece of history. (Also worth noting that there may be potential subdivision options in the future as this property is on the town boundary and the proposed new district plan now has this property in a residential zoning!)