Sold - 14.08.2015
Stepping into this tremendous 1918 Californian bungalow you will be immediately captivated by the soaring paneled ceilings, lead-light windows, and of course the walls and walls of art - a dramatic and awe-inspiring backdrop to the set of this home.
Dramatic? Yes. A collectors piece? Undoubtedly. Architecturally this home is a rare find just steps from Ponsonby village, with its deep double brick porch and beguiling arts and crafts details throughout. This architectural style delivered to its artist owners the kind of scale and light required to be their creative best. Ensconced in this home the last 20 years, they have amassed a property comprising 3-4 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms, and done so with unrestrained creative license.
The upstairs studio (virtually self contained) currently serves as an artist studio for its painter owner. Drenched in north-facing light, this huge loft steps out evenly to a large deck canvassing views across Grey Lynn through to the silver line of the harbour in the distance. Downstairs a large formal lounge and dining area enjoys a private view to the front garden, while the kitchen and second living area on the north-facing side steps through to a second incredible collection the Japanese bonsai garden.
Being collectors in every sense of the word, the owners have created oodles of storage throughout the home, including a double-brick garage at the back of the home.
This is the kind of property that occupies your mind, your heart, your soul. With two creative souls now departing Ponsonby, this is your one-off chance to own.
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Open: Viewing by appointment Call Robyn Ellson on 021 800 891
Property ID PON22947
Close To Schools, Close To Shops, Close To Transport
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