Gracious living is provided by this two storied homestead on Bluff Hill, with a location offering city living on a grand scale, sun, privacy and space assured.
Refurbishments over the years have taken this original Holt home (circa 1872) to another level of living. Owners of older homes appreciate the benefits of uniting a love of architectural character and atmosphere with modern family living. This property undoubtedly offers these benefits.
Entertaining will be a pleasure, both formal and informal, indoor and out. The many ornate features and ambience of native timbers throughout are highlighted in the music room, now used as formal lounge or formal dining, with cathedral ceilings which will leave you in awe.
The kitchen / dining is timeless and will delight entertainers, with French doors out to the courtyard where a four tier in-ground pool will offer enjoyment on those warm summer Hawke's Bay days. Alfresco dining is common place poolside.
The home is set on 2332 sq m of established grounds, trees as old as the home provide shelter and privacy, balanced by more recent landscaping including traditional gardens with box hedging and grass areas. On two separate titles with separate access defined, the floodlit astro turf tennis court could be enjoyed or banked for the future if so desired.
The upper level, with verandah and connection to tennis court was designed by Paris Magdalinos and added in 1986. It includes the master bedroom, ensuite and a single bedroom. Two further large double bedrooms are downstairs and the maids quarters adjacent makes five.
A 7m x 8m garage with spacious 55 sq m loft adds to the ample off street parking and storage, this home and outbuildings provide. The old stables have been converted into a wine tasting room, with children's playroom above. A further playhouse, combined with the gardens, pool and tennis court make this home a children's wonderland.
If you like romance, indulgence, entertaining, family or quiet privacy, Roads End will have you spell bound.