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This charming 3-bedroom home is your own private hideaway

Article by Property Press

Surrounded by lush trees and bird song, it’s easy to see why this tranquil home has been tightly held for the past 30 years. Organise your viewing today


Details

  • Address: 42 Zephyr Terrace, Governers Bay, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
  • Land Size: 8058sqm
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1 Garage + 1 carport

Contact details

  • Contact: Wendy Miles, (021) 533251
  • Deadline sale: 4pm, Thu 13 Feb 2020 (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Canterbury

Still Point

“At the still point of the turning world…” TS Eliot

if you like the ideas of waking to the early morning chorus of birds; bellbird, grey warbler, fantail, kereru and shining cuckoo and casting your eyes over the magnificent landscape filled with the natural forms of native plants and trees, then this is the place you want to be.

If the 8058 sqm (approximately) native garden, neighbouring hectares of native forest isn’t enough, the charming Charteris Bay stone and cedar home with its versatile living and bedrooms will convince. Originally built in the late 40s, this home was sympathetically extended in the 90s by architects Sheppard and Rout.

All the rooms have amazing views into the garden and beyond. Two bedrooms upstairs open onto a balcony which offer views to the harbour. There’s a full bathroom and large storeroom on this level. The living-dining area opens to another room ideal as a third bedroom or relaxed sitting room, there’s also a casual living room with wood burner which is adjacent to the kitchen. Downstairs there is a large space currently used as an office/workroom but would work well as a games room, teenage retreat or forth bedroom. So many options.

The current owners have embraced the opportunity to work with the amazing landscape and say “It’s gone from a garden, to a habitat of things. Plants have come that I never planted. Get the habitat right and the natives take over.”

“With the help of landscape architect Jeremy Head, a planting plan for the garden was drawn up. The new garden retained the original landscape design with its network of flagstone terraces, stone walls and paths, which, with all their curves, detours and dead ends, lead down and out from the Charteris Bay stone 1940s-era homestead to a stony creek veiled in native bush.” (NZ Gardener Jan 19)

This is an amazing opportunity and it’s the first time this magical property has been available in over 30 years. Revitalise your life.

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Contact details

  • Contact: Wendy Miles, (021) 533251
  • Deadline sale: 4pm, Thu 13 Feb 2020 (unless sold prior)
  • Further listing details here
  • Bayleys Canterbury

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