This early 20th century villa turns on the charm. Character through and through and its colourful history is reflected in the happy vibrant decor. Known as Elizabeth House and believed to have been built by Scottish settlers, Mr and Mrs Miller, who emigrated to New Zealand in 1885, the walls of this iconic home have a lot of stories to tell.
Fast forward to 2019 and this restored vintage dwelling meets the needs of a modern family with its three to four bedrooms, large separate lounge and dining room, homestead-style kitchen and big bathroom containing a clawfoot bath. Typical of the era, rooms run off a central hallway and verandas provide sunny welcoming spots for outdoor living and entertaining. A lot of the original matai floorboards are still in place and numerous retro features shape the home's character. Thermal heating adds value. Cost-effective radiators maintain an ambient year round temperature indoors. The outside bath is also heated by a thermal radiator and is the go-to place for a deep relaxing soak among nature.
Established grounds create a green leafy aesthetics and a private environment to enjoy family life. The gated section is a generous 860 sq m containing a secure backyard for young children and pets. A large single garage with workshop space and plenty of off street parking take care of vehicles. From here, Rotorua's bustling retail and coffee culture, medical and commerce, are an effortless walk. This property has great potential to be run as an airbnb and is also zoned res 2, this is a fantastic opportunity.