A rare opportunity to acquire Elmwood, an ornate circa 1891 English country styled estate home to one of Greytown's most notable landmark residences. Privately positioned opposite Soldiers Memorial Park behind gates and gardens on one of Greytown's most tightly-held streets. Rich in period history, Elmwood has been a loved home and garden to many, and has formerly been owned by Maata Mahupuku a life long friend of Katherine Mansfield and featured in a range of home and garden publications.
A formal entrance segues into a richly textured mix of hosting zones comprising two lounges/sitting rooms set beneath soaring ceilings, sash windows, ornate fireplaces and pendant lighting. A gourmet kitchen bridges two eras where quality appliances, gas hobs, marble benches, scullery, custom country style cabinets offer a classy counterpoint to native timber joinery and original bricked accents.
A north-facing veranda offers a sunny and secluded space for outdoor entertaining with guests able to take a turn through sprawling Edwardian style gardens riotous with evolving coloured plantings and matured specimen trees developed by Mr & Mrs Thompson from the 1940's. An office caters to the home-based professional while all four bedrooms are generously sized with the grand master also featuring a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and access to a private porch. Beautifully presented in double brick with new carpet, opulent window dressings all effortlessly warmed by radiators, a wet-backed Orion coal range, open fireplaces, ceiling and underfloor insulation locking in the warmth.
Multiple outbuildings include the original stables and shedding with ample off-street parking behind a gated entry at the end of a long private driveway. The entrance from Kuratawhiti St is framed by beautiful original pillars beside a weeping Elm tree after which the property is named. A rare opportunity to acquire one of Wairarapa's most notable properties set among homes of similar vintage in Greytown's longest established heritage quarter.