Heritage Hand Over!

38 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
Listing ID FE7441

It is testimony not only to our charming little seaside village but also to the authenticity of the heritage on offer here, that our creative Auckland based owners chose this for their special holiday place. An artist and an architectural conservation expert have been responsible for the faithful restoration here.

Dating back to 1867, the original ‘2 up and 2 down’ is still intact and further additions over the years have been carefully absorbed and embraced to create enchanting spaces with vintage charm at every turn. Memories of the past have been honoured in what is now a roomy home with modern comforts and huge capacity for family holidays or even a truly unique B & B experience for travellers. The owner’s passion for conservation means everything is in keeping and glimpses of history can be seen in timber ‘match lining’, old iron baths (with very modern plumbing we hasten to add) and original wallpaper exposed in memory of the first owner, Irishwoman Anne Kearney and her 5 children.

History aside, this offers a delightful and distinctive alternative holiday or permanent residence, a gentle stroll into the village and soaked in all day sun. A private garden with a studio is a place for secluded relaxation and plantings during the current owner’s 9-year tenure enhance the street frontage.

This has been a ‘labour of love’ for these most talented sellers but they readily acknowledge it is time to allow another family to enjoy more time here than their busy lifestyles allow.

Be swift to view, as this pending sale is certain to be a ‘conservation piece’ about town in the coming weeks!

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Land Size 436 sqm
Property Type House
Property Features Smoke alarms
Roof Coloured steel
Tenure Freehold
Approx year built 1867
Property condition Renovated
House style Colonial
Construction Weatherboard
Joinery Timber
Insulation Walls, Floor, Ceiling
Flooring Carpet, Tiles and Timber
Window coverings Drapes, Shutters, Blinds
Electrical Rewired (Fully rewired)
Chattels remaining Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Curtains, Drapes
Kitchen Upright stove, Rangehood, Extractor fan, Microwave and Finished in Stainless steel and Timber
Main bedroom Double
Ensuite Separate shower, Bath
Bedroom 2 Double
Bedroom 3 Double
Bedroom 4 Double
Additional rooms Other (Garden Studio)
Main bathroom Bath, Separate shower, Heater
Laundry Separate
Outdoor living Verandah
Fencing Fully fenced
Land contour Flat
Grounds Tidy, Other (Wood Shed)
Water heating Electric
Water supply Town supply
Sewerage Mains
Auction 26 Feb 2020

Chris Lewis

+64 27 4050 287

51 Holmwood Road

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