Better Than Ever!

18 Allister Avenue, Merivale - Christchurch City

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Spaces
Listing ID FE7269

We have lost so many of our ‘Grand Old Ladies’ in recent times it is a true marvel to find a striking ‘Gentleman’s Residence’ so superbly reinstated.

This revival has retained the most glorious character features of the era, Halswell stone fireplaces and lead lights to name two, whilst equipping the new owner with modern convenience and comfort. From the ground up the house has been re-clad in linear, re-roofed, re-lined and re-plumbed. Central heating has been added and a new sympathetic double garage constructed. The older tandem garage is now a ‘crowd-pleasing’ games room with an abundance of possible uses for those with the need or the aspiration. The farmhouse style (and size) kitchen opens out to the rear north facing outdoor area for easy family living and entertaining. There is a true scullery with extravagant wall to wall shelving to meet any chef’s storage requirements. Light fittings and décor are breath-taking but it doesn’t stop there; landscaping is as you would expect complimenting the style and grace of the home.

The Merivale address is arguably one of our best and this house has alluring ‘street appeal’ in an already appealing street! “We thought we would be here for years” said our owners, however a relocation to Wellington necessitates the sale of this unique home.

The opportunity is now to secure and enjoy all that this remarkable home offers.


Land Size 751 sqm
Tenure Freehold
Property condition Renovated
Property Type House
House style Character, Contemporary
Garaging / carparking Double lock-up, Auto doors, Off street, Free standing
Construction Weatherboard
Joinery Timber
Roof Iron
Insulation Walls, Ceiling
Flooring Tiles and Carpet
Window coverings Drapes
Heating / Cooling Electric, Other (Central Heating (Diesel), Woodfire x 2)
Electrical TV points, TV aerial, Phone extensions, Rewired
Property Features Security system, Other (Broadband connected)
Chattels remaining Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Drapes, TV Aerial, Auto Door Remotes, Oven x2, Induction Hob, Dishwasher, Waste Master, Diesel Fired Central Heating System, Woodburner x2, Garden Pots x 2
Kitchen Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Scullery, Separate oven, Double sink, Waste disposal, Breakfast bar and Finished in Granite
Living area Separate living, Open plan, Formal lounge, Formal dining
Main bedroom Double and Built-in-robe
Ensuite Separate shower
Bedroom 2 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 3 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 4 Double
Bedroom 5 Additional Info (Downstairs Double with ensuite)
Additional rooms Rumpus
Main bathroom Bath, Separate shower, Additional bathrooms
Laundry Separate
Views Urban, Private
Aspect North, West, East
Outdoor living Clothes line, Garden, BBQ area, Deck / patio
Fencing Fully fenced
Land contour Flat
Grounds Manicured
Garden Garden shed (Number of sheds: 1)
Water heating litres: Diesel Fired
Water supply Town supply
Sewerage Mains
Locality Close to schools, Close to shops, Close to transport
Fixtures/chattels excluded Buddha x2
Auction 27 Feb 2019
Open Home Dates & Times
  • Sunday 24 February 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Paul Nichols

+64 274 347 086

51 Holmwood Road

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