Cecil Wood left an inimitable mark throughout Canterbury, with this example of colonial Neo-Georgian architecture particularly noteworthy. It was designed for the aunt of rival architect Heathcote Helmore, but it's not just historical merit that sets this home apart. The home's welcoming ambience and generous ease of living means it is just as suitable for twenty first century lifestyles.
An extensive and comprehensive renovation project has recently been completed, enhancing Wood's original vision while integrating a contemporary finish to crucial service areas. Ingrid Geldof's magic has been bestowed upon the new kitchen and laundry spaces, while all new rimu flooring downstairs is a testament to the attention to detail of our sellers. Spanning 320m2 the home offers a brilliant combination of formal and family dining and entertaining areas; sleeping accommodation is equally lavish with up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
But it's outside that you fully comprehend the home's connection with its landscape. Nestled amid a bounteous parcel of 1,830m2 the home is concealed from passers-by and revels in its outlook over English inspired formal box hedging and glorious magnolia trees. Tennis whites will be compulsory to appreciate the full sized grass court, or perhaps your offspring will regularly exchange racquets for cricket bats, as did our sellers' children. If you seek a more relaxed leisure option, you can find it in the heated inground pool, perfect for cooling off on balmy summer days.
Step out of your front gate and smell the fresh coffee and pastries at acclaimed neighbourhood cafes - just try and resist the temptation! To walk off the inevitable calories afterwards, the glorious expanse of nearby Hagley Park beckons for golf, jogging or walking the dog. An abundance of schooling options, both public and private, round out the benefits of this sought after location.
Our sellers have been guardians of this architectural treasure for over forty years, but with plans to downsize well underway they are now focused on relinquishing the keys to another lucky family.
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Thursday 3 Oct 12:00 p.m. (98 Moorhouse Avenue)
Unless Sold Prior
Sunday 22 Sep 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday 25 Sep 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday 29 Sep 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2 Oct 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Approx Floor Area: 320 sqm
Land Size: 1830 sqm
Property Type: House
Property Features: Security system
Roof: Coloured steel
Approx year built: 1922
Property condition: Renovated, Excellent
House style: Character
Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up, Auto doors, Off street, Free standing
Insulation: Walls, Floor, Ceiling
Flooring: Timber, Tiles and Carpet
Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
Heating / Cooling: Woodfire, Heat pump, Gas bottled, Electric
Electrical: Rewired (Fully rewired)
Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Curtains, Alarm
3 x Heat pumps
2 x Gas Fires
Sony TV (Family Living)
Soundbar Speaker (Family Living)
Window seat Squabs (Sunroom)
3 x Extractor Fan
2 x Heated Towel Rail
Under tile Heating (Bathrooms 1 & 2, Separate Toilet)
Remote Garage Door and Main Gates Opener
Tennis Court Roller
Park Bench (Tennis Court)
Kitchen: New, Designer, Dishwasher, Separate, Upright stove, Rangehood, Double sink, Waste disposal, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Other (Caesar Stone)
Living area: Separate dining, Separate living, Formal lounge, Formal dining
Main bedroom: Double and Built-in-robe
Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 3: Double
Bedroom 4: Double
Bedroom 5: Double
Additional rooms: Conservatory / sunroom, Other (Library)
Main bathroom: Bath, Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Additional bathrooms
Views: City, Private
Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Partly covered and Paved), Clothes line, Pool (Heated, Chlorine and Security fencing), Tennis court, Garden, BBQ area