In the Words of Buzz Aldrin, Location Location Location
20 Darvel Street, Riccarton
That was the astronaut’s response when asked what his lasting memory of reaching the Moon was.
We may not all go to the Moon, but consider the aerial photos of 20 Darvel Street and you’ll agree that this property is also about location.
20 Darvel Street was originally part of the 400 acre Deans’ farm. In 1900, a parcel of land was sold to Prof WP Evans, the first professor of chemistry at Canterbury College. He built a classic double brick bay villa, the only home to have ever occupied this prime 1,394m2 site.
The present owner, who bought the property in 1969, enjoyed several decades residing at this magnificent location, until the villa’s demise in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The home was destroyed, but the land which is rated TC2, performed well and survived. This prime site on the Garden City’s fringe, is classified Residential Medium Density zone in the CCC District Plan.
The generous area of land with a northern orientation in a coveted location, presents an outstanding opportunity for your consideration, whether you choose to build one or multiple dwellings.
20 Darvel Street has a wide frontage onto a lovely quiet tree-lined street and is well positioned for easy access to neighbouring arterial roads, cycleways and public transport.
Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens, Mona Vale, Riccarton Bush, and our fabulous new city, are all within walking distance for work and recreation. The popular shopping precincts of Merivale and Riccarton, are also nearby providing handy retail and entertainment options.
This property is also within easy access of several primary and secondary schools, including being in zone for both Christchurch Girls’ and Christchurch Boys’ High Schools. It’s close proximity to so many of the city’s schools, amenities, and recreational spaces make Darvel Street a very desirable location.
What will the future of this space be? You have an opportunity to make a great decision – so seize the day and prepare to be impressed when you visit 20 Darvel Street.
|Land Size||1394 sqm|
|Garaging / carparking||Double lock-up, Free standing|
|Water supply||Town supply|
|Locality||Close to shops, Close to schools, Close to transport|