This is no ordinary story Located in Victoria Avenue is a sanctuary where the demands of the outside world can only enter if invited. The home was originally designed by renowned Arts and Crafts architect Gerald Jones. In the early 2000's the owners and architect Noel Lane brought their passion and talent to bear on this interior renovation and in a cleverly juxtaposed extension. It is part 1920s Arts and Crafts house and part cutting edge domicile. It imitates no period and conforms only to the lifestyle of the inhabitants. The home is utterly discrete from the street. Once invited in, you are in a world of serenity. Floor to ceiling windows overlook an indigo pool. You are drawn through this living area to the brilliantly revamped kitchen and another living area that overlooks the garden and across to the exterior zincalume cladding of the upper terrace. Dark stained narrow kauri floorboards merge into industrial Pirelli rubber floors. An enormous and detailed laundry can clearly behave like a butlers kitchen if needed for entertaining. A landing leads to a self-contained flat which sits above the garage. To access the upper sleeping level there is a choice of two stairways rising in opposite directions . On this upper level are four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A room adjoining the main bedroom has been used as a nursery and is now a spacious office. A splendid dressing room will delight most. Downstairs is a very elegant modernist living space that is integrated into a soothing paved zen like garden. Sculptures, bamboos, elms, bonsais and carefully placed rocks are a visual feast. In this part of the property are the three internally accessed garages and separate and generous storage space. Each room of this home has its own atmosphere. Different perspectives and space gradually unfold. For those of us who believe houses have souls there is no turning away from this home. This is an introspective home, peaceful, still and private. It is a sanctuary. ...
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