Dare to be Different!

1/61 St Albans Street, Merivale - Christchurch City

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
Listing ID ST7599

Think London Loft or New York Warehouse and this glorious Georgian ‘apartment style’ residence will resonate!
Imposing from the street, this turn of the century double story villa is a delectable option for someone looking for an unconventional space to inhabit. Vast sprawling rooms are filled with the character and charisma of the era showcasing a most empathetic restoration. Where modern amenities abound, rich classic elements such as timber flooring, Italian handmade tiles, an original fireplace and detailed wooden architraves, pay homage to the original beauty. This is perfect territory for a busy family.
Four enormous bedrooms on the ground floor provide family harmony with roomy bathrooms, cavernous wardrobes and storage cupboards. But it is up the staircase to the second floor where the home really exhilarates. Encircled by original sash windows on all sides, the expansive layout basks in lovely sunlight and neighbourhood views throughout. Here high ceilings and timber details again nod to the home’s origins, while modern updates make it a sanctuary of contemporary living. A ‘contemporary farmhouse’ kitchen and dining/living fill one side of the house with windows end to end opening to the north onto a terrace for all day sun. Opposite the mood changes and a more formal living space is a charming refuge.
There is much of the current owner’s creative skill on show here, a real bonus for the impending buyer. But perhaps the real ‘windfall’ will be the opportunity afforded by the certain sale looming.
Our sellers have gone their separate ways and parting with this property is inevitable.


Property Type House
Property Features Security system
Roof Coloured steel
Tenure Crosslease (fee simple)
Approx year built 1905
Property condition Excellent
House style Executive, Character
Garaging / carparking Off street
Construction Weatherboard
Joinery Timber
Insulation Walls, Ceiling
Flooring Timber and Tiles
Window coverings Drapes, Blinds
Heating / Cooling Heat pump, Electric
Electrical Satellite dish, TV points, TV aerial, Phone extensions, Rewired (Fully rewired)
Chattels remaining Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Curtains, x4 Heat Pumps, x2 Extractor Fan, x4 Heated Towel Rail, Induction Cooktop, Clothesline, x1 Garden Shed, Dishwasher, Rangehood.
Kitchen New, Designer, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Scullery, Separate oven, Rangehood, Extractor fan, Breakfast bar, Microwave, Pantry and Finished in Granite and Other (Designer Tech Thermo Foam)
Living area Formal lounge, Open plan
Main bedroom Double and Walk-in-robe
Ensuite Separate shower
Bedroom 2 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 3 Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 4 Double
Additional rooms Other (Butlers Pantry)
Main bathroom Bath, Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Heater
Laundry Separate
Views City, Urban
Aspect North
Outdoor living Entertainment area (Uncovered and Other surface), Clothes line, Garden, BBQ area (with lighting), Deck / patio
Fencing Partial
Land contour Flat
Grounds Backyard access, Tidy
Garden Garden shed (Number of sheds: 1)
Water heating Electric
Water supply Town supply
Sewerage Mains
Locality Close to schools, Close to shops, Close to transport
Video Tour URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fb2hm71wqA&feature=youtu.be
Auction 23 Oct 2019
Open Home Dates & Times
  • Saturday 19 October 1:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Sunday 20 October 1:30pm - 2:00pm
  • Sunday 20 October 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Peter Hampton

+64 21 367 761

142 Sherborne Street
St Albans

Kathryn Hampton

+64 21 889 903

142 Sherborne Street
St Albans

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