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Dunedin’s grandest residence is on the market for the first time in 35 years

Article by Property Press

Built in the 1870’s for the First Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, this grand home offers you the chance to own a slice of history


  • Address: 14 &16 Patmos Avenue, Woodhaugh, Dunedin
  • Land Size: 5.27 ha
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Parking: 3 Garage

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One of Dunedin’s Grandest Residences

Bishopsgrove was built in the 1870’s for the First Anglican Bishop of Dunedin and is located on what feels like a country estate but is actually within 2kms of Dunedin’s CBD. Their family home for the past 35 years, the current owners have brought to it modern amenities one would expect and have meticulously maintained and improved the home.

Upon entering the home you are welcomed by a grand entrance hall and stairway, the ground floor offers extensive living spaces with two separate lounge rooms, a grand dining room, a library or study room and a large modern kitchen with walk-in pantry, dining area and great flow to the patio and lawns. Upstairs provides a master suite with walk-in robes and bathroom suite, in addition to this there are 5 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a great sized rumpus room.

A major feature of this home is the heating system with radiators heated by a water boiler that can switch between electricity and wood. There are also open fireplaces and a gas jet-master fire in the formal lounge room. To assist in keeping the warmth in, the immense attic space has been insulated as well as the kitchen floor, the kitchen was also double glazed as part of the renovation.

The last 150 years have given time for the stunning mix of local and international trees and shrubs to establish. The grounds offer so much to explore with wild flower meadows, the cherry tree avenue, native bush walks, glow worms, a private waterfall and an abundance of birdlife. A unique feature is the incredibly charming gatehouse, a 2 bedroom self-contained bluestone cottage located at the bottom of the drive. Currently tenanted it is the perfect option to provide an income stream.

What an incredible and rare opportunity this represents; a stately home 2km from the CBD that is immaculately kept and in a location so serene, once here, you really don’t want to leave. This home is in a class of its own, become a part of its grand history and enjoy a remarkable life at Bishopsgrove.

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