So may it be - with this elegant double storey four bedroom Edwardian villa set amongst a flat tranquil garden setting, so close to the heart of our capital city.
Double garaging and exterior facade at street level gives little away - a "floating" tiled path beckons visitors to the impressive entrance past a fragrant garden that imbues the senses.
Breath-taking leadlight windows and character staircase are a feature of the welcoming foyer. The two immediate reception rooms offer different moods - the 'day room ' with feature bay window has interconnecting sliding doors opening into the larger handsome afternoon/evening room with an elegant seating bay window that looks directly out to the picturesque garden. A natural flow from this space leads out to a decked area with built-in seating, BBQ space and that flat lawn with romantic gazebo.
Cosy gas central heating gives instant gratification with a feature wood burner in the formal room to add additional atmosphere.
The separate formal dining area is closely positioned beside the Barbara Webster designed kitchen and funky family space featuring multiple skylights that literally bring the sun and sky into the room, designed especially for star gazing and moon bathing.
A separate wine cellar for those so inclined is hidden away for discovery or super extra storage for the family. Mind you, there's the massive attic with pull down stairs for that too.
Loved and cherished, this extensively remodelled villa conjures up a magical mix of traditional and contemporary architecture.
Now it's your turn... to experience that momentary breathlessness... of love at first sight.
Tender closes 12:00 p.m. Thursday 26 October 2017 at NZSIR office, 18 Cable Street, Wellington