Southern Homes : April 9th 2015
Southern Homes Thursday, April 9, 2015 27 This four bedroom villa at 576 Burtt Road retains all of its bespoke period features, yet has been updated to embrace all the comforts of modern countryside living. Come home to Kotuku Lodge Have you always dreamed of living in a beautiful Remuera style villa but aren’t willing to pay the Beverly Hills price tag? Introducing this immaculate four bedroom home at 576 Burtt Road, located in the newly sought area of Runciman, conveniently less than five minutes from the Southern Motorway yet remote enough to enjoy that longed for feeling of privacy. Officially named Kotuku Lodge, this early 1900’s villa, originally based in Remuera, was relocated to its 6.775 hectare section in the 1980s, transforming its appeal from a city-slicker’s dream home to a charming country manor with plenty to offer someone interested in having an outdoor lifestyle. Its outdoor space is divided into 10 electric fenced paddocks and accentuated by several ponds, a ford and stream plus an in-ground swimming pool and pavilion, where you can host your family functions in style during the summer months. The land is all set up for lifestyle with two outdoor pens, a 145 square metre shed and a stable bay and tack room for horses. If impressions are anything to go by from the grand entrance, you won’t be disappointed once you step inside and are greeted by the beautiful period features that characterise the home. These include kauri timbre floorboards, high studded ceilings with hanging chandeliers and solid kauri doors fitted with the original stain glass windows. The villa was modified in the early 2000s to embrace all the comforts required for modern day living including two heat pumps in the main living, gas operated cooking and updated fittings in all four bathrooms. That is not to say you won’t still be able to enjoy a few quirky original features such as the Rayburn coal range in the kitchen and the Masport pot belly in the formal lounge. The easy flow of the downstairs living works fantastically for enter- The family areas have great flow to the outdoor pool and pavilion. taining as it’s split into two parts, one for your informal family living with French doors to the outdoor patio and another area suited to more formal occasions, encompassing a grand dining room, formal lounge, sun room and library. The property has three bay garaging and plenty of available space out front for parking. Now is your chance to secure a truly one off property with plenty to offer your family! Get in touch with Ian Buchanan on 021 647 192 to arrange a viewing. Open homes will be held on Sunday 2.30pm to 3.30pm and there will be one twilight open home on Wednesday April 8, 6.30pm to 7.30pm. It will be auctioned on site Saturday April 25 at 2pm, unless sold prior. www.raywhite.co.nz/ PPK22544. This 6.775 hectare section is accentuated by several ponds, a ford and a stream. Being able to host your family functions on the outdoor patio is an added bonus for home owners.
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