|About the Property
Brooklyn workers cottage built circa 1915 with extensive terraced hillside gardens
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Conservatory 1 Sleepout Cabin 1 Basement store
1 Garden Shed 1 Chicken Run 3 Terrace Orchard 4 Bed Vege Patch
Situated in a friendly, family neighbourhood on a peaceful little side street, this is a charming character home that has undergone significant renovations over the past 12 years. Underfloors have been well insulated with white polyester and the ceiling has been heavily insulated with sheeps' wool batts. The main hot water system has been upgraded to enable heating via solar panel, wet back
and electricity. Plumbing has all been upgraded with over 95% of pipes in copper.
Interior features include: upstairs - polished matai and rimu flooring, recycled solid wood kitchen units and shelving, recycled wall panel features, recycled rimu bifolding doors, skylights, floor to ceiling recycled timber bathroom linen airing and storage cupboard, and restored extra long clawfoot bath tub with shower over; and downstairs - fully reconstructed open plan, self contained studio (which has been letting well via airbnb) featuring varnished adobe floor and whitewashed adobe brick partition walls, compact woodburner with built in oven, solid macrocarpa kitchenette, plus fully tiled bathroom including recycled clawfoot bath tub with shower over and dedicated hot water supply adjacent plus ample conservatory and separated laundry space.
Outdoor features include: upstairs - four vege bed terraces plus native and exotic shrubberies, plus olives and loquats, cobblestone paved patio and terraced lawn in front of house fully enclosed with small-dog proof fence; and downstairs – second cobblestone paved patio with scandinavian cedar sleepout cabin surrounded by safe fencing, and numerous lower terraces accommodating a food forest orchard (apples, pears, lemon, orange, mandarin, fig, apricot, quince, almond, cherry, plums, hazel nuts, avocado and more) enclosed by the chicken run (two darling chickens included if you wish!), plus more.
So most of the tough work has been done with the roof coming up for attention and redecorating inside and outside an option for new comers to give it their flavour and add even more value. The choices are many!!
Floor Area: 135sqm approx
Land Area: 562sqm approx
2017 Rates: $2,528.45 pa.
Contact Simon 021 2890404 for viewing times and further information