This well positioned home can boast exceptional 'provenance' beginning with its construction in the early 1900's by the famed England Brothers and having been commissioned by Robert Ewing McDougall. Upon completion the elegant and grand house was gifted to his daughter Marjorie following her marriage to Claude Ferrier. Later, the property was acquired by the late Sir Hamish Hay and was his primary residence throughout the five consecutive terms he served as Mayor to this city. 70 Heaton Street today retains evidence of its past gentry, the current owners being only the third custodians. Modern elements have been incorporated into the home whilst honoring the traditional character of a wonderful family haven. Sited on 1065sqm it comprises of five bedrooms, or six if needed by commandeering the downstairs drawing room. Even so there remains up to three living rooms plus two sunrooms. The two, more formal living areas face to the north and connect through a pleasant downstairs sunroom. The huge master bedroom repeats this feature with another large, adjoining bedroom sharing an upper sunroom. An original valet's room and a gentleman's dressing room allow for separate office and study space. A modernized kitchen incorporates informal dining along with a sitting area and overlooks the rear garden. Brand new double garaging has integrated the service areas and provided internal entry. Sited directly opposite Elmwood Park, a children's playground, croquet, bowls, tennis and other sporting facilities are literally across the road. St Andrews College is a short walk through the park and further along the road is St Georges Hospital with its many health amenities. The nearby Merivale Mall is located just around the corner and with the CBD and international airport within a ten minute drive the location is undeniably superb. Zoned within Christchurch Boys High School, Christchurch Girls High School, Heaton Intermediate and Elmwood Primary.