Contemporary Style, Sophisticated Elegance...


39 Bengal Drive, Cashmere

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Contemporary Style, Sophisticated Elegance...


Described by a former owner as a 'truly magical place' this property has also been deemed to 'hold many secrets' - not surprising given its undeniable provenance combined with an enduring story beginning in the late 19th century. Designed by Hurst Seager the original Cashmere House was built in 1854. In 1944, while on loan to the Royal New Zealand Airforce during World War II, a fire broke out and razed it to the ground. A replacement for Cashmere House was designed by Heathcote Helmore and 'built to last'. In 1994 the house underwent a total restoration guided by architect Bruce Banbury. Over two and a half years the house was re-wired, re-plumbed and thoroughly renovated to recapture the English country house ambience. Earthquake repairs, completed in 2013, provided an opportunity to enhance the home to the highest of modern standards and to suit both executive and family lifestyles. Accordingly, the house has a sophisticated heating system including radiators, heat pumps and a gas fire. Combined with roof and wall insulation this ensures the house is always warm and cosy. A stylish, designer kitchen, divided into two separate areas promotes ease of entertaining whilst allowing concealed food preparation. A walk in pantry and wine cellar are an additional convenience. Two spacious, separate living areas again support family living and entertaining. Downstairs the expansive main suite offers an option for a private sitting room, or secondary bedroom along with a large dressing room and en-suite. The four secondary bedrooms upstairs are all generous in size, two with walk in robes. A fully appointed, tiled bathroom supports the upstairs accommodation. Completing the 490sqm floor-plan is a guest powder room, a separate office and laundry downstairs along with internal four car garaging. The level 3,278sqm site is landscaped to encompass the sensational views and promote an easy outdoor lifestyle. Truly unique there is much yet to be said about this sensational property - enquire now to receive full information.

Rosemarie de Jong

Christchurch

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Mobile: +64 27 240 8005
Office: +64 3 375 4700
rosemarie.dejong@bayleys.co.nz
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Rosemarie de Jong

Christchurch

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

Mobile: +64 27 240 8005
Office: +64 3 375 4700
rosemarie.dejong@bayleys.co.nz
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