Simply gorgeous - villa above The Cut


26 Victoria Road, Stepneyville

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Simply gorgeous - villa above The Cut


Simply gorgeous, this 1900s villa is a beautifully preserved icon of a gracious era, occupying one of Nelson's most desired locations with a jaw-dropping panorama through the Cut.

If you don't fall for the home ambience - the stunning timber floors, bay windows, lofty ceilings, coloured glass windows and the vista - the garden setting will do it. This wonderful home is embraced in a tranquil array of tropical plantings, dotted with glorious native specimens including pohutakawa.

It's truly restful, a welcome oasis, enjoying the rare benefit of access both from Fifeshire Crescent and Victoria Street. Harbour-front cafes are a short stroll away.

Three spacious bedrooms, including a master with mesmerising pillow views, and lovely lounging and entertaining areas and deck to watch the ships glide by make for elegant living.

It's a home that gently announces sheer quality; tasteful modernised without ever compromising the genteel atmosphere of the early 20th century. Half-panelled, diagonally-timbered walls, the patina of native floors (possibly matai), solid timber doors and architraves are all wonderfully preserved.

Entertainers will delight in the large, separate dining room, a stunning setting for memorable dinner parties.

Coloured and leadlight windows add to the sense of occasion in a home where you'll find so many little touches of late Victorian charm - in brass door handles, a glass-fronted cabinet, a sliding leadlight servery window.

The house has a large basement workshop, complete with benches, giving enormous storage capacity. A trellis-enclosed under the deck offers even more room for garden tools, firewood and so on.

Unusually, there's excellent parking off Fifeshire Crescent, with a double car port and room for other vehicles and another car port in Victoria Rd.

This is a one-of-a-kind for those wanting one of Nelson' s best locations and un-tramelled Victorian character while still leaving scope for sensitive updates.

Michelle Sowman

Nelson

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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26 Victoria Road, Stepneyville

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Michelle Sowman

Nelson

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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