Recently showcased as part of the Nelson Historic Home Tour, 16 Richmond Avenue, "Rahire" offers the beauty of an original 1911 villa in a sought-after location. Part of Nelson's dress circle, the property is zoned for central primary schools and walking distance to the colleges, Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson School of Music, city centre and the Grampians Reserve. The elevated section and second storey provides panoramic views encompassing the Maitai Valley and out to the Boulder Bank and Tasman. Surrounded by other renovated character homes, Richmond Avenue is currently proposed for residential heritage precinct status. This sunny home is a wonderful example of a turn of the last century villa. An elegant era; combining the drama of a sweeping staircase entrance, an abundance of Rimu from floors to high panelled ceilings enhanced by the detailing of leadlight windows, pendant lights and ornate fireplaces. 16 Richmond Avenue has maintained all these classic features but with comforts of modern living and recent refurbishments, this home has broad appeal to many family configurations or potential for an additional income stream. The main house has four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and two separate living rooms plus a sunroom/dining area leading out to the front verandah. A generous, fully self-contained, downstairs apartment has its own separate entrance with two bedrooms, a study and French doors opening to a private, decked area. The mature garden with two Heritage oak trees presents a natural and attractive border with Brougham Street and with no south facing windows, the villa is quiet and private. The property is fully fenced with a double garage and attached workshop. The large, landscaped flat, lawn is a wonderful space for the children to enjoy and space for putting in a pool. Contact Karyn or Steve to organise a private viewing. ...
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