Own a piece of history


Asking Price NZD $600,000 + GST (if any)

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Own a piece of history

The time has come for one of the founding families of Morrinsville to part with the homestead which houses over 110 years of memories.

This Kereone homestead at 225 Maungakawa Road was built in 1904 and is located just 12km from Morrinsville, with Matamata and Hamilton both easy commutes.

This home originally stood pride of place atop one of the largest farms in the Waikato, which the Aitken family first settled in 1893. The land has been incrementally cut down since this time, including an 800 acre portion that was gifted to soldiers who returned from the First World War.

Now it consists of a more manageable one hectare lifestyle block and will appeal to those seeking privacy, space and the charm of small community living, while still being relatively close to amenities in the nearby town of Morrinsville.

Whether you cherish her as she is or renovate, opportunities abound in this enviable location in the heart of rural Waikato.

One of the key features of this property is its spectacular and expansive views which include the majestic Mount Te Aroha. To capitalise on these views, an annex was added onto the original dwelling in 1996. The annex is accessible by lift and is currently used as the master bedroom with an ensuite and private balcony.

There are a further four bedrooms downstairs and multiple living and hobby spaces for you to configure in a way that meets your needs. There are also no fewer than seven fireplaces to keep the winter chills at bay.

Entertainment is well catered for with a games room which includes a full size billiard table and a number of hunting trophies adorn the walls. Many a great night of good cheer and stories have been enjoyed here.

Outside, a covered verandah wraps around much of the house and the spacious grounds which encircle it include a swimming pool and tennis court, in need of TLC but ripe for childhood adventures.

This is a sprawling home, bursting with character with many nooks relatively untouched over the years, providing a somewhat magical glimpse into a bygone era.

She is a beauty who really needs to be seen to be appreciated so call Mike today to find out more about this special property and how it could meet your needs.