Dazzling art deco gem


16 Avon Terrace, The Wood

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Dazzling art deco gem


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.

No 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 290sqm of space, three living/dining rooms and four bedrooms/office this is a splendidly proportioned home with brand-new carpet throughout.

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

A prime corner site of 928sqm site overlooking the meandering Maitai River, with the walk to town is easy, via the pedestrian overbridge.

The house is clad in hand-made glazed bricks, with a tiled roof and with curved walls, mirrored by steel framed windows and curved glazing that highlight the art deco form.

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. Bill Gibbons employed the best builders and joiners of the day.

Diesel-powered ducted heating is throughout much of the home along with an air conditioner.

Gardens surround the house, with lawns at the front overlooking the river, up to the Grampians and towards the city. A pergola at the side overlooking the garden is a delight for evening barbecues and entertaining and there's a private, sheltered spot for a hot tub.

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.

Nina James

Nelson

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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16 Avon Terrace, The Wood

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Nina James

Nelson

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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