Once upon a lifetime


281 River Road, Claudelands

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Once upon a lifetime


Offered to the market for the first time in over sixty years, this much-loved property has played host to a lifetime of happy family memories. The owner's children paint a picture of an idyllic childhood here with garden parties on the expansive back lawn, collecting eggs from the chicken coop and paddling in the horse trough. Gradually modernised over the past sixty years, now it's time for a new family to breathe new life into this gracious and elegant home and reinvigorate it for the twenty first century.

From the moment you pass via the white picket fence and approach the front door of this iconic character, you will fall in love. Framed by its established gardens, here you will discover a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city; walking distance to the CBD, river paths, the Farmers Market and local parks, plus in-zone for top schools, this potential-packed property will charm you instantly.

Step inside and discover deep bay windows, multiple sets of French doors and high panelled ceilings plus original light fittings. The owners have made modernisations over time such as central gas heating, new gas stove, storage and a huge games room, yet the charm of the home has not been lost. Offering four large bedrooms as well as formal and informal living plus an office; the sensible layout is very liveable yet offers options for opening up to the rear gardens so the green surroundings can be better enjoyed.

The traditional 'quarter acre' plot really is a huge bonus, especially in such a central city location. In addition to the expansive 1011sqm land size you have the added benefit of mature trees giving a private and scenic setting, with spectacular birdsong as a backdrop. It's easy to imagine the hours of fun children could have playing and exploring this space.

Seldom seen and impossible to replicate, this home stands as a testament to the craftsmen who built it. A perfect marriage of character and a spacious setting; here's a rare chance to own one of Hamilton's well-preserved classics in the heart of the city.

281 River Road, Claudelands

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