Standing proud on Bluff Hill with exquisite architectural style is 10 Elizabeth Road. This 469 sq m character home has been lovingly restored throughout. Polished native timber, leadlight windows, period light fittings, carpets especially crafted for the entrance hall and ornate staircase among the features.
Entertaining takes on a gracious feel in the two living areas and large dining room, as one looks out across Napier, with Cape Kidnappers in view. Covered verandahs wrap around the home. An extension to the living areas they provide views over the native trees which add to the tranquility, and attract native birds such as Tui and Kereru.
Two bedroom suites are upstairs offering contemporary living, complemented by art deco features such as the bay windows overlooking the ocean, bathrooms which retain their original, yet refurbished lead lined baths, pedestal basins, original wall tiles and service cords and bells to summon assistance.
The Solarium has been used as a bedroom in the past, currently an office / media room with separate access to the street. A further double bedroom with ensuite is downstairs. Once home to the billiard room, a final room with access from outside or the verandah could be used for a teenagers bedroom, art studio or work from home office.
It was the prime situation and breathtaking panorama that enchanted tobacco entrepreneur Gerhard Husheer to purchase the home and commission Louis Hay to enlarge and decorate the home in 1930. The current owners have sourced prized art deco furniture and fittings intent on re-creating the home to its former glory.
Suitable for families, couples or home and income opportunities. Zoned and in easy reach of NGHS. C V $1,640,000 (2014) Full Information Memorandum on request.