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Nest or invest - $440,000+
66 Oates Street

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It's always rewarding helping first home buyers onto the property ladder and this is a wee ripper - with just the right amount of 'move in and enjoy' and 'add some value over time' and grow your investment.

Nestled into the north facing hill below Roslyn, this elevated position affords maximum sun and a great outlook. Walls have been removed to create an open plan living and a deck added, and one large bedroom had a partition wall added to create two smaller bedrooms, making it a three bedroom home.

The living room has a Yunca woodburner, and within the past two years the current owner has added a Toshiba heatpump, replaced the hot water cylinder (now in basement), replaced the stove, replaced the roof (now Colorsteel) and all the spouting. Roughcast cladding, constructed in 1951. There's Batts ceiling insulation, currently not underfloor. Parking is on-street only.

 

There's a further two rooms downstairs; one utility and one laundry room, both ideal for storage and with the potential to further develop this area, possible opening them up to create a north facing studio room, with plumbing available for a bathroom.

A rental assessment as is came in at $480 to $520 per week.

In this price range first home buyers may be eligible for a First Home Grant. A link to this and property information including the LIM and rental assessment is online. Just go to my website: https://www.lawrencepeeters.co.nz/current-listings

The next step is to come and have a look! Access for a building check is easy too. Vacant possession. Handy to everything location with walkways both down the hill and up to the Roslyn Village.

KEY DETAILS: *CV: $310,000 (01/07/19) *DCC Rates: $2,377.64 *ORC Rates: $239.99 *Floor area: 80sqm *Land Area: 509sqm (Freehold)

A Life of Luxury, Location and Prestige
29 Selkirk Street, Roslyn

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This stunning multi level home was designed to extraordinarily high specifications in a collaboration between architect Virginia Fay and award winning master builder John Oskam. Delightfully shared over three levels with a generous 372m² of luxurious living, with an elevator covering all three levels to make life as easy as possible. A panoramic hilltop position and a perfect balance of luxury and lifestyle is on offer here.

Welcome guests through the impressive triple height foyer, complete with marble tiling and a beautiful Tasmanian Oak and glass staircase, and invite them up into the open plan living and dining area with an expansive deck to enjoy the outdoor ambiance while you entertain. The designer Poggenpohl kitchen, complete with a bank of Miele appliances, will be the hub of your home, making hosting a dream. Eat al fresco in one of three outdoor areas and later, retire inside to one of the two open plan lounges, with their own gas fireplaces, complete with exquisite city and harbour views. Enjoy movies downstairs in the dedicated media room. Or enjoy a short stroll to the cafe and bar scene in the Roslyn Village.

On offer are multiple living zones with four generous bedrooms, all with designer en suite bathrooms, the master with a spacious walk in robe, it's very own intimate living room with gas fireplace, flowing out to extensive outdoor living with sensational views, perfect for reflection and relaxation.

The location is a desirable one, to say the least, with the proximity to everything from popular walkways, cafes and restaurants to the highly sought after schools and nearby amenities. This property is all about lifestyle for the whole family with just the right amount of glamour. 29 Selkirk dictates a high level of style and sophistication and this house delivers on both. A superior property, one that was created to offer a truly exceptional lifestyle. Those with high expectations are advised to inspect this commanding home.

KEY DETAILS: *CV: $1,690,000 (01/07/19) *DCC Rates: $6,519.39 *ORC Rates: $926.85 *Floor area: 372m2 *Land Area: 779m2 (Freehold - 1/2 share)

Luxurious waterfront lifestyle
Saint Leonard's Lodge, 1 Tui Street

$2,700,000 + GST

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St Leonard's Lodge presents a unique dual home and income opportunity. This spectacular waterfront setting offers a breathtaking panorama of the Otago Harbour and Peninsula.

The original homestead, Aorangi, was built circa 1907, is one of New Zealand's finest historic homes, and is deservingly protected by the Historic Places Trust. This much admired home has been lovingly restored and extensively renovated by its current owners to the highest standards and offers boutique, luxury accommodation, and a beautiful family residence.

 

Centrally heated by a ducted heatpump system, modern elements combine seamlessly without detracting from the glorious period features of this magnificent home.

 

Alongside Aorangi sits a second home, Tui House, that was constructed by the owners in 2004 to reside in while they extensively improved Aorangi. Light and fresh, this home offers modern accommodation consisting of three bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, with a central kitchen and living room.

Whether you are seeking a stunning waterfront home or a luxury stay business, this situation is highly appealing and offers flexibility to meet your family's requirements.

Available to inspect, by appointment.

 

KEY DETAILS: *CV: $1,860,000 (01/07/19) *DCC Rates: $8,340.46 *ORC Rates: $1,040.14 *Floor area: Aorangi 490sqm, Tui House 100sqm, Total Floor Area 590sqm *Land Area: 4,707sqm (Freehold) *Subdividable

Aorangi is a substantial brick residence built for engineer John Cook in 1907. The Mason and Wales design is oriented to make the most of the view from the prominent site at St Leonards in Dunedin, which overlooks Otago Harbour.

The house is a generous residence for a man who had made his way in Dunedin’s business world. Glasgow-born Cook served an engineering apprenticeship in Glasgow with Barr and Thomson, before going to sea and serving on the ships of the Anchor and Cunard lines. He came to New Zealand in 1875 as chief engineer aboard the steamer Taiaroa. In 1877, Cook came ashore and worked as attending engineer for the Union Steam Ship Company. He held that position until 1903 when he left to join Stevenson and Cook’s engineering company.

Aorangi was designed by prominent Dunedin architectural partnership Mason and Wales. The practice is New Zealand’s oldest, begun in 1863 by William Mason and Nathaniel Wales. When Mason retired, Wales became the sole partner. Wales’ son Patrick joined the firm in 1891. The firm designed many important buildings, including public and commercial buildings, as well as private houses, some substantial, like Aorangi. J. Wood built the house for a contract price of £2,302.

John Cook died in 1927. His widow Jessie stayed on in the house. On her death in 1936, Dunedin warehouseman John Ross bought Aorangi. Through the later years of the twentieth century Aorangi has been a comfortable private residence. Ross owned the house until 1951 when the house was bought by Dunedin businessman Peter Orr Smellie. University lecturer Geoffrey Jowett bought Aorangi in 1964. Since that time, Aorangi has had several changes of ownership.

 

In 2000 Aorangi was transformed into a boutique hotel known as St Leonard’s Lodge.

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