Properties of this calibre are hard to find. You will immediately feel the charm and pedigree of this respectfully renovated and beautifully presented Edwardian Villa. This is a rare opportunity to reside in a piece of Napier history that has been returned to its former glory.
Finnis House, a stately four bedroom, two bathroom residence, was built by Napier artist Alfred Finnis in 1906 and represents a timeless example of the superb construction of its era. Bathed in all day sun and positioned high on a level freehold section, the centrepiece of Finnis House is the sprawling artist's studio/ballroom. Finnis was a wealthy Hawke's Bay landowner who painted as a hobby. The studio faces south for the best light, and has retained the original dark blue paint, a colour thought to make the subject of an artwork stand out.
Families of all ages will love the sense of space and entertainers will take pleasure in hosting parties in the studio and retiring to the library for figs and port in front of the roaring fire. Three sets of French doors welcome you to the sun drenched veranda overlooking the large garden. This is a perfect sized property for children to play and adults to unwind and retreat at the end of the day. There is even room for a pool should you desire. The sleepout or fifth bedroom is accessed from the veranda - perfect for guests or office/hobbies room.
This gracious residence offers a mix of living spaces both formal and informal and a bedroom layout that embraces the needs of a growing family. Wonderfully private and peaceful within its own special surroundings, this property speaks of long-term ownership. Buyers looking for a grand character villa on a large level section in a sought after location, close to schools, should seriously be considering this property.
Finnis House awaits the next family to enjoy and experience the same heartfelt memories this property has encountered over the years.