379A Devonport Road, Tauranga
A rare find upon the local landscape, rumour has it this fetching villa found its way here from Remuera before settling comfortably amid whimsical gardens, in near-at-hand proximity of Memorial Park, the waterfront and inner city. Exhibiting countless quintessential elements of its enduring heritage, French windows, authentic bespoke doors, fluted glazing and rimu flooring collectively add an intimate vintage vibe to this romantic haven. Recent upgrades are now complete with underground cabling aesthetically enhancing your first impression, cosy HRV system, home security, rewiring throughout and new switchboard for peace of mind. Evoking all the enchantment of a fairy tale illustration, the front door and reception hall lead to an adjacent formal sitting room. Here, a floor mounted heat pump keeps the open fireplace company while comely character is rooted in plaster panelled ceilings, old-school picture rails and deep windowsills. Next door, a generous dining room has ample breadth for dinner guests with built-in sideboard and easy flow out to the patio courtyard for balmy summer evenings beneath the trees. A separate kitchen of simple essentials and modern amenities could be indulged in further additions whilst the wash-house is expectedly accessible from the back veranda. The two double bedrooms have built in closet space with the master affording distinctive built-in under-sill storage. The bathroom has been appointed in keeping with the era, presenting a pedestal basin and claw foot bath with shower overhead. There's plenty of parking both front and rear and the level landscaped section comprises of mature trees, topiary, rockeries, a water feature, clipped hedging and espaliered fruit trees. Wander to the city from this daydream location albeit when retail therapy and dining out is off the agenda, enjoy a harbourfront boardwalk stroll with the pooch.