A property steeped in racing provenance, Manfeild Villa started its life in 1903 on the grounds of the Manfeild racecourse in Feilding. Transported to its new home in Wellington in 2006, this exquisite turn of the century residence is now a master class in balance.
Its location was carefully selected to grant quick and easy access to Wellington city while still retaining the privacy offered by its large rural section. The elegant and composed character of this villa is complimented by the slower pace of life in its country setting.
A perfect equilibrium has been achieved between appearance and functionality. The owners have spent the past 14 years restoring and retaining the details that give this home its undeniable beauty while upgrading many aspects to meet the needs of the modern family. The home is a visual delight, transporting you to a time of grandeur with rich rimu panelling and charming chandeliers.
However, this beauty is more than skin deep as it has been fully rewired and re-plumbed, it is completely insulated and while the grand fireplace in the formal lounge offers the romance of the open fire, the home has a commercial grade ducted central heating system. A large and modern kitchen complete with butler's pantry effortlessly services the formal and informal dining options.
The home compliments five large bedrooms, including a master with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, with a number of separate living spaces and lounges. If required, the home can offer up to eight bedrooms.
A significant extension completed in 2016 added a balance between work and play; a large annex used as a home office sits above a four car garage and workshop.
Although a period build, Manfeild Villa complies with the latest building regulations, having all CCC's issued July 2020.