This grand residence whose grounds once commanded half of Mt Victoria is reluctantly on the market for the first time in 60 years. With a strong heart, ready to be restored to its former glory and begin a new chapter of its life. This is a once in a life-time opportunity for you to dare to dream and create a history of your own.
This landmark heritage property was designed by prominent Wellington architectural firm Thomas Turnbull and Son and was constructed in 1890 for Mrs Catherine Gray on a large (905sqm), sunny, prominent corner site. The expansive home presents an exceptional opportunity to enhance Wellington's cultural heritage - on a most desirable site, in a sought-after city fringe suburb, with the entertainment district, waterfront and CBD right on your doorstep.
A fine example of New Zealand's adaptation of the Queen Anne style, the architecturally significant building, displays a tiled roof, prominent gables with a half-timbered effect, projecting bays, multi-pane windows and native timbers.
While somewhat weathered, the majesty of this property will envelop and captivate you. It presents an impressive entrance hall, lounge and ballroom with large stage, gentleperson's study with open fireplace, grand staircase, 7-bedrooms, sunrooms and servants' quarters.
A rare chance to secure an architectural beauty on an incredible site, this property will offer a lifestyle in the heart of one of Wellington's most sought-after suburbs!
At a glance:
• R.V $2,550,000
• Floor: 420 sqm
• Land: 905 sqm
• Bedrooms: 7
• Multiple formal and informal living areas
• Heritage status
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Viewing is strictly by appointment for qualified buyers **
Chris Yiavasis 021499350
Paul Dickason 0274424506