Southern Homes : February 9th 2012
2 Thursday, February 9, 2012 Southern Homes Simply stunning: This enchanting manor has plenty to offer and would make an ideal family home. A magnificent manor in Drury Show stopper: The open plan kitchen, dining and family room. The parlour: One of the home's many grand living spaces. Space galore: In addition to the main home the property features a studio flat, semi-self contained unit and four-car garaging. For those enchanted by homes rich in character and charm, the magnificent manor at 329 Bremner Rd in Drury can t help but impress. This exceptional property provides an exciting find for any discerning buyer and it s in a fabulous location too -- just minutes from the motor- way and Drury and close at hand to both Pukekohe and Papakura. Splendid in both proportion and aesthetic appeal, the home is situated down a sweeping driveway on pictur- esque 3.6 hectare (9 acre) site that borders Drury Creek and incorporates eight paddocks and a large 500 square metre shed. The manor was built in 1908 in Parnell and was relocated to the existing site in the 1990s. A seamless addition in keeping with the manor s character saw the home extended to create a large open plan kitchen, dining and family room. A semi-self contained wheelchair friendly unit that s connected to the main home by a breezeway was also added, making this prop- erty ideal for extended family members. There s also a studio flat situated above the four-car garaging -- which would make the perfect guest retreat -- bringing the total floor space of the home to a massive 602 square metres. With five large bedrooms, five gas fireplaces, three bathrooms, a massive office, vestibule, open plan kitchen, dining and family room, for- mal living and dining rooms, a morning room and a par- lour, the main home offers timeless, gracious living. Polished native timber floors, a 3.3 metre stud, grand entrance, french doors and ceiling roses create a fine ambience -- yet this home is not all rooted in the past. The kitchen and bathrooms have been modernised, the open- plan kitchen is equipped is with a double oven and five- burner gas hob set in a brick surround, dishwasher and two pantries. There s also great indoor- outdoor flow in keeping with the modern lifestyle -- french doors off a number of the rooms open out to verandahs at both the front and rear of the home, so you can always find a sunny spot. All in all, this property provides a country retreat like no other and has to be seen to be truly appreciated! 329 Bremner Rd has a CV of $1,625,000 and offers are being sought. For more information contact Jessie Hughes of Barfoot & Thompson Manurewa on 266-7094 or 0274-755-797.
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