Selling a Sanctum

47A Rossall Street, Merivale - Christchurch City

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Spaces
Listing ID FE7266

Eight years ago these owners lost their beautiful city apartment and purchased this classic, single level, brick and cedar townhouse as a temporary refuge. After a short time they came to appreciate this rear sited sun-drenched home had become a private and tranquil haven. They instructed Kerry Mason and the transformation began! This is not the first time he has worked his magic for these owners. They are absconding for a new lifestyle in Nelson close to their Mason designed holiday house at Kaiteriteri.

The renovation here is inspirational. A gleaming white kitchen stands at the prow overseeing all. The cathedral ceiling is majestic and both living areas open to the north as you step through to an ‘outdoor room’ flanked by a high brick wall and garden…a first class entertaining spot almost year round. Inside décor and furnishings are opulent and design features impressive. Bathrooms are glossy and polished. Storage everywhere is copious, there are even functional outdoor cupboards on the drive. It is difficult to know where house ends and garden begins, as lush plantings of rhododendrons and hydrangeas nod at every window.

This is an elegant home on its own freehold 545sqm site which will be sure to appeal to those who appreciate the traditional architecture of the era but relish in modern style. Our serious sellers have already purchased their Nelson abode and are eager to begin that next chapter. Their instructions are clear, it is time to pass their sanctuary on to another.


Approx Floor Area 190 sqm
Land Size 545 sqm
Tenure Freehold
Approx year built 1983
Property condition Excellent
Property Type House
Garaging / carparking Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 2), Off street
Construction Brick veneer and Cedar
Joinery Aluminium, Double glazing
Roof Longrun
Insulation Floor, Ceiling
Flooring Carpet, Tiles and Other (Waiparquet Flooring)
Window coverings Drapes, Blinds
Heating / Cooling Heat pump, Other (Escea Gas Fire 1500 wide)
Electrical TV points, Rewired (Partially rewired)
Property Features Smoke alarms
Chattels remaining Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Drapes, Heat Transfer System, Integrated Fridge/Freezer, HRV System, (motor + pipes now disconnected), Garage Cupboard x3, Convection Microwave/Oven, Heated Towel Rail x2, Bathroom Heater x2, Extractor Fan x2
Kitchen Designer, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Microwave and Finished in Other (Composite Stone)
Living area Formal lounge, Open plan
Main bedroom Double and Built-in-robe
Ensuite Bath, Separate shower
Bedroom 2 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 3 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Additional rooms Office / study
Main bathroom Shower over bath, Exhaust fan, Heater
Laundry In garage
Views Urban
Aspect North
Outdoor living Entertainment area (Uncovered), Clothes line, BBQ area (with lighting), Deck / patio
Fencing Fully fenced
Land contour Flat
Grounds Manicured, Landscaped / designer
Garden Garden shed (Number of sheds: 1)
Water heating Electric
Water supply Town supply
Sewerage Mains
Locality Close to schools, Close to transport, Close to shops
Fixtures/chattels excluded Garage shelving on east wall
Auction 27 Feb 2019
Open Home Dates & Times
  • Saturday 23 February 1:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Sunday 24 February 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Chris Lewis

+64 27 4050 287

51 Holmwood Road

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