Western Homes : January 26th 2012
2 Thursday, January 26, 2012 Western Homes Make an entrance: The entrance hall of this replica villa in Henderson Valley features traditional features like leadlights, sculpted plasterwork and chandelier. Replica villa turns back time Farmhouse kitchen: A real family hub with a breakfast bar and good connection to all the living areas. Grand living: A spacious, light and well-aired lounge with a great flow to the outdoors. Wakey-wakey: To another lovely morning in this sunny and sheltered landmark property. Picturesque Henderson Val- ley has always been a popular spot for relaxed family living, and here at 4 Hayes Rd we find a lovely property that ticks all the boxes for elev- ation and views, level land, sunshine and shelter -- also, we should mention, an abso- lutely gorgeous home! The colonial-style residence is a replica of a great archi- tectural era -- featuring pro- tective eaves, ornate plaster and filigree timber work, col- onial window framing, high ceilings, farmhouse kitchen, drawing rooms and charming verandahs and patios. Yet this particular home is a modern one -- as comfort- ably relaxed and well appointed as can be. Sitting out on the patio or in the lounge, or simply gazing out the kitchen win- dow, you enjoy a superb view down an unspoiled valley towards the city -- not looked on by anyone, nor looking onto anyone. It is mainly single level, with a mezzanine studio area above the dining/family room. The big kitchen is a genu- ine hub -- with living areas both sides, a very good break- fast bar, and excellent food prep and storage spaces. Its cork tile floor is a very family-friendly surface, and it has all mod cons when it comes to appliances. The formal lounge is a large room, lovely and light, opening onto the garden. The home has no fewer than five sets of double french doors accessing the patios and gar- dens, creating an easy, relaxing flow. Off this lounge is a cosy alcove, a library or music room perhaps. The three double bedrooms are served by a family bath- room, although the master also has its own ensuite -- along with both double and walk-in wardrobes. This bed- room accesses the patio, the perfect spot for a spa. The interior also features a large laundry, and internal access double garaging with good loft storage. Outbuildings include an- other large detached garage with a timber floor -- it would make a great art room or hob- bies den -- plus a children s playhouse copying the col- onial style of the house. The section is largely easy care, with plenty of attractive native plants and trees. There is also plenty of off- street parking. Popular Henderson Valley School is just down the road from Hayes Rd, with Hender- son, Glen Eden and the trains not much further. 4 Hayes Rd is on the market for $789,000. View by open home Sunday 1.00-1.45pm, or by appointment with Sylvia Cooper of Ray White Royal Heights, phone 831-0067 or 027-285-3851. www.rwroyalheights.co.nz /RYL20855.
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