If you have a love of homely classical beauties and want a sound one with potential to add value, here's a fantastic example, on a terrific section with the bonus of an adjoining reserve.
Circa 1928, "Norgate House" has a rich history and from the moment you head up the wide steps to the front porch, delightful surprises await.
This two-storey home oozes character at every turn, with its bay windows, lovely leadlight windows, and patina of heart rimu and matai and panelled walls with picture rails.
And the location is a pleasant surprise, too, not far from Tahunanui Drive, but set in a large, flat, fenced, and sunny 896sqm section with access to a treed council reserve next door. Local schools are a safe bike ride away on the railway reserve and Whakatu Drive is around the corner.
High ceilings, large, airy rooms and wood panelling are features you don't often find in houses of today, but this home has already undergone significant renovation to make it immediately comfortable for a new family owner.
Four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a spacious bay window lounge, a separate upstairs lounge, two large decks, a separate laundry and loads of car parking are some of its attractions.
And if you explore further, you'll even find a "secret" upstairs crawl space in the roof.
A new, quality country-style kitchen has been installed and the house has been the subject of much energy and love in the past few years but is now regretfully offered for sale due to changed circumstances.
With bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms upstairs and down, this is a house where everyone can find their own space.
While the home is ready for new owners to enjoy, the opportunity to add and upgrade is obvious.