Character and convenience


16 Carlton Avenue, Gonville

Asking Price NZD $249,000

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Character and convenience


Do you like the idea of living in a grand old villa dating back to the turn of the last century, but you hate the idea of maintaining the big old gardens that go with it? Do you think modern homes are featureless boxes, but love the convenience of easy-care sections and proximity to town? I think we might just have a unique solution in this surprising Carlton Avenue find.

Freshly painted, the exterior epitomizes the charm for which villas are so adored. Large sash windows, eaves with corbels, a deep verandah, and scrollwork porch brackets transport you back in time to early Whanganui. This bygone era is reflected in many of the other stately homes in the area, yet you are just minutes' stroll from the hospital, McDonalds and the Gull petrol station.

Step inside the glass-framed formal front door into a wide hallway with plenty of space for a coat rack and occasional chair. The three bedrooms are spacious, with new curtains and built-in wardrobes - and in the case of the master bedroom, a whole wall of storage. There is a large formal lounge with a freestanding wood burner and original polished wooden ceilings. Step through from the lounge into an enclosed sunroom, perfect for crafts or reading.

The separate dining room has easy-care timber-look flooring, and leads through to a sunny kitchen with a new freestanding stove and a separate laundry at the rear of the house. The bathroom has a shower over bath, toilet and vanity. The compact freehold section is neat with manicured flower beds and a white picket fence.

There is still so much potential for you to renovate and bring back the lustre of this charming home.

With a current insulation certificate, and with potential to return over 6% per annum, this is an opportunity for investors not to be missed! Vendor is very motivated, and has reduced the price on this unique find, so call Kim or Duncan today!

16 Carlton Avenue, Gonville

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