9 Patea Place TERRACE END, Palmerston North City 4410

Sold on 7 Feb 2014
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths

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One for the Family

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths

An electrical fire gutted this late-1960s house, leaving just a charred shell, but what could have been a curse became a real blessing, an opportunity for the handy and thoroughly clever owners to completely rebuild and redesign the house to suit the needs of their family. The results are outstanding. They have created a five-bedroom home with a modern, well insulated interior, built for the sun and receiving welcome visitors. The house has been rewired,
replumbed, relined, reroofed, totally insulated; literally refurbished from top to bottom. Only the original plaster
exterior remains, with aluminium joinery and modern adjustments. Hospitality starts right here in the dining and family area, where the host and hostess can work in their brand new kitchen, overlooking the garden and overseeing the children's activity. The tongue and groove matai floors are gorgeous, a rich golden tone with
the patina of 50-plus years to retain a sense of history.
There's a commercial sized heat pump ready to heat and cool selectively to each individual room. In the formal lounge here's a negotiable option of a full home theatre with surround sound, all operable from the computer room. There are four double bedrooms and a single bedroom or office with its single wardrobe. The main bedroom has a walk-in
wardrobe and an en suite with the luxury of an out-sized tiled shower. Stacking doors from the main bedroom open directly to the garden, offering restful views for a luxurious lie-in on a sunny day. From the family dining and
kitchen area, doors open to a wide deck that extends along the north and east side of the house. Plans have been
approved for building a pergola here, overlooking the shade houses and market gardens next door. The house has already taken you to its heart, but the garden is going to blow
you away. It was the wide lawn and mature trees that first attracted the owners to this cul de sac location and it
remains the hardest thing for them to leave. The raised vegetable gardens, mature fruit trees, total privacy and allday sun make this a wonderful child's playground. Adding a sand pit on the end of the deck was the master touch.
A carport to the side of the house and a new double garage with internal access adds to the practicality and
adaptability of this property. A large workshop space at the back of the garage is wired and easily plumbed for
another bedroom and en suite. It could be anything from a music room to a granny flat. This home is unique in its quiet location, space and truly improved value. It will have many admirers so be sure to visit the open home and see what all the excitement is about.

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1,159m² / 0.29 acres