This impressive two-story Louis Hay designed residence occupies an elevated position on Napier Hill with expansive views over the city and out to Cape Kidnappers. The home has been fully renovated to the highest standard including a substantial extension to the downstairs living area. In doing so, the current owners have ensured that all period features that make this home so special, have been retained.
On entry, you will be immediately impressed with the arched wrought iron entrance way gates. Equally so with the interior of the home, which is immaculately presented with its extensive Rimu panelling, lead-light windows, polished timber floors and high stud moulded ceilings. Decorative elements added by the current owners include specially imported light fittings which beautifully complement the interior.
For everyday living, a deluxe entertainers' kitchen, stunning in white with composite bench tops, premium appliances and breakfast bar opens to a large family room and in turn, to a large verandah with city and sea views. Two large living areas comprising dining and lounge provide excellent additional living space and double French doors allow the rooms to become one when entertaining. A guest bathroom and laundry complete this area. A beautiful native timber stairway leads to the first floor where you find the master with a fabulous en-suite and its own balcony, along with two large double bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom.
The home is centrally heated, well insulated and double glazed, with a log burner adding ambience in the formal lounge over the winter months.
An established landscaped garden with rock wall terracing and small lawn means minimal ongoing maintenance. Outdoor entertaining can be had on the verandah or patio area. A single garage and carport provides off street parking.
Located on one of Napier Hill's preferred streets and set among other quality homes, 8 Cobden Road offers discerning purchasers the opportunity to secure one of Napier's finest residences.