Landmark Property Embraces History


1 Kowhai Street, Glenholme

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Landmark Property Embraces History


One of the most inspiring properties on the market today, this Californian bungalow reflects a passion for traditional character. The greatly admired landmark home in a blue chip location nestles in a stunning 1681sqm oasis where it delivers a special living environment that radiates retro glory, comfort and good taste. Built in the 1920s and enhanced in recent years, the timber-framed stucco home is dressed with exquisite detailing and has well-balanced, bespoke interiors encompassing four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Living is north-facing with a charming outlook over nature. Creature comforts include centrally-heated gas radiators and two gas fires.

The expansive grounds, created by landscape artist Trish Waugh, are a garden wonderland of year-round colour and restful aesthetics. Privacy is paramount. A warm, homely ambience, and a priceless sense of local history, envelope this genuine period bungalow, which invites a leisurely indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

Just three owners have enjoyed the property. Extended to 220sqm of living by its current owners, and 70sqm of garaging. The restoration and extension were executed with the utmost care and sensitivity. Materials and fittings were recycled from the home itself and sourced from second-hand dealers to ensure the home's integrity was not compromised in any way. Rimu floors, panelled walls, and beamed ceilings are meticulously preserved. The lounge was reconfigured from two bedrooms in order to maximise the north sun. Dining, hallway, master and middle bedrooms are original. And while the bathrooms, laundry, third bedroom and extended kitchen are new, they seamlessly integrate and fit like a glove with the rest of the home. Rotorua architect Gerald Stock designed the extension.

Although the original council records were destroyed by fire, there is evidence to support the theory that the bungalow was the work of Edward La Trobe Hill, who also designed the original portion of the Rotorua Golf Club. Both buildings share strong similarities.

1 Kowhai Street, Glenholme

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