Southern Homes : April 9th 2015
2 Epsom character in central Papatoetoe Thursday, April 9, 2015 Southern Homes A 100-year-old villa in a prime location, 44A Carruth Rd offers an exceptional lifestyle. If you’ve been waiting for your perfect family home, and appreciate quality and charm, then 44A Carruth Rd comes highly recommended. It is a triumphant blend of location and style with a dash of Epsom character. But where Epsom will dent most people’s pockets, this stunning 100 year old villa in a prime location is affordable, and comes with all the ingredients for an exceptional lifestyle. You couldn’t ask for a more family orientated location. Close to both Old Papatoetoe and Manukau City, this is a premium street that’s close to schools, transport and shops. In addition, Papatoetoe enjoys proximity to the Southern and Airport Motorways. You get the picture – this is a remarkably central location. In fact, these are the same reasons that attracted Bryan and Lyn to this home 15 years ago. ‘‘It was one of the best decisions we ever made, We wanted a modern, spacious home but with a traditional appeal.’’ Their search ended at this 1915 beauty. Set on 704 square metres of flat land, with front lawns ringed by mature trees, the home boasts contemporary comforts and superb interiors that flow out to sunny outdoor entertaining areas. ‘‘This is a generously proportioned home,’’ Bryan and Lyn say. ‘‘We were never cramped for space while raising our two boys.’’ The moment you enter you are enveloped by its heartwarming appeal. A big foyer, wide hallways, elegant cornices, polished native timber flooring and a fresh look give the impression of stepping inside a mint condition home. Sun simply cascades into the rooms – and along with gas heating throughout – creates perfectly toasty interiors. Depending on your family’s requirements, you can either have three lounges or two lounges with four double bedrooms, including the large master that has a commanding view of the front. While the massive dining/formal lounge is designed to impress, the hub of the home is a family lounge/ kitchen that opens out via French doors to the exceedingly private entertaining courtyard set amid landscaped gardens with tall palms and yukkas providing a backdrop. There are two separate covered spaces here for alfresco dining. It’s so quiet out back that you tend to forget the house is located in a central street. Fully fenced, it’s clearly a sanctuary for children and pets. The kitchen has been completely updated and comes with a breakfast bar, while the bathroom areas have a high quality finish. Your parking options include a garage and carport, and there’s potential to expand. In our view, it’s rare for such large properties to come on the market these days. Bryan and Lyn have decided to move closer to family, and are therefore reluctantly letting it go. If this home appeals to your lifestyle, then get in early. View at the open home Saturday 1 to 1.45pm. Sale by auction onsite at 11am, April 11, 2015, unless sold prior. For more information call Dean Edmonds of Harcourts Papatoetoe on 0274 730 179. The bedrooms are warm and sunny and generously proportioned Sun, space and warmth are all guaranteed at this fabulous property. The open-plan family lounge opens out to the entertaining courtyard.
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