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16 Avon Terrace, Maitai

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Enquiry invited over registered valuation of $1,850,000 (January 2021)

Here's a gem to take your breath away - one of Nelson's noteworthy homes, wonderfully located and dazzling with its art deco style and extraordinary construction.

16 Avon Terrace, elevated above the Maitai River and looking out towards the city, is like no other house in Nelson, built by Bill Gibbons in 1956, a few years after he founded the Gibbons Construction company.

You could imagine this as the original show home, a house which showcased the very best of building and joinery standards of the day. And still impressive in 2021.

With high ceilings and wide hallways to emphasise its 290 square metres of space, three living/dining rooms and four bedrooms/office this is a splendidly proportioned home.

It is solid and original, offering new owners the chance to update while keeping the best of its outstanding features.

It is built to endure, with mighty industrial level concrete foundations and occupies a prime corner site of 928 square metre site overlooking the meandering Maitai River. The walk to town is easy, via the pedestrian overbridge.

A curved window seat with river views is one of the outstanding joinery examples. Solid timber architraves, beautiful internal doors, and two jaw-dropping fireplaces are other exemplars of a house built with little consideration for cost.

Comfort was key, too. Diesel-powered ducted heating is throughout much of the home along with an air conditioner. The house has gas water heating.

The massive foundations are seen in the basement which has parking for two cars (and internal access to the house), as well as huge workshop and storage space. There is a back gate to Hardy Street and direct access to the Botanical Reserve.

With the river sounds to lull you to sleep and the city so close, this is simply one of the best locations and with a house that offers fine, expansive living and opportunity for the future.

16 Avon Terrace, Maitai

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