Offering an exceptional lifestyle property on the fringe of Havelock North village, "Longworth" is a stunning example of Arts and Craft architecture designed by Eric Phillips in the late 1920's.
Set well back from the road in established formal grounds bordering the Karamu Stream and with views to Te Mata Peak, the driveway into the property winds through a gorgeous tree-lined avenue. With magnificent specimen trees, shrubs and hedges including prolific walnut trees, the garden is ever changing. A grass tennis court and in ground pool will provide hours of entertainment for all who have the privilege to be invited.
The substantial 486 sq m (approximately) home features an open plan kitchen and scullery with windows looking over the garden, leading to the dining room which flows out to the pool and tennis court. The formal living room with its high ceilings, open fire and window seat is perfect for reading in the sun whilst watching kids play in the pool, as is the adjacent sitting room and loggia.
Upstairs the generously proportioned light filled master bedroom with large, modern ensuite is an adult's retreat. Three further bedrooms upstairs share a family bathroom and feature dormer windows with interesting ceiling pitches, ensuring each has its own character and views. The fifth bedroom, on the ground floor, has an external entrance to the courtyard and lends itself to accommodation for extended family or a teenager.
In keeping with the gracious lines of the house, an extension has added detached garaging and an enormous upstairs media room which could be utilised for a myriad of uses. If you are looking for the perfect mancave, home office or potential to host guests, this space offers an opportunity.
Connected to Havelock North, its schools and fantastic shopping and cafe culture, along a meandering river walkway, the new owner of Longworth will be enchanted by the versatility of this private oasis.