A Colonial "Saltbox" for Your Family
Built in the colonial era "saltbox" style, this charming cottage in the heart of Tinakori Road village is now yours for the taking.
The house is a freehold, stand alone, medium sized two story cottage. It features the iconic saltbox design with two story's at the front and a single story to the rear.
High ceilings throughout, it has 2 double bedrooms and a collection of 3 smaller multi use rooms (currently configured as two single bedrooms). The house has 2 bathrooms, a separate eat-in kitchen and a large dining room/lounge leading to a sunny, sheltered courtyard.
A solid, well built house, having undergone major renovations in the 1980s that included repiling, rewiring, insulation, gas water & heating yet there is still ample room to improve, maybe extend and certainly add value.
It's a blank canvas where you can do what you want and make that capital gain if you want.
The Saltbox faces the park like grounds of Premier House, the official residence of New Zealand's Prime Minister, so you can salute or thumb your nose as you choose!
The village boasts some of Wellington's most iconic cafes, restaurants and antique shops and was once home to many of New Zealand's more prominent artistic, literary and political figures. Thorndon is now host to embassy's, prestigious schools and the Victoria University Pipitea campus.
Our owners have loved being a 5 to 10 minute walk to the CBD, and Thorndon being only a 20 minute drive to Wellington airport .
Saltbox homes got their name because they looked like the large asymmetrical wooden saltboxes people used in colonial times.
The saltbox design originated in the northeastern USA and these homes convey years of American colonial history in a single glance. With distinctive high pitched asymmetrical roofs, and flat, unadorned exteriors, these homes show how people lived in the nation's earliest days, between the early 16th and late 17th centuries, adjusting their homes as needed to make things easier. Because of their unique features, Saltbox homes are also instantly recognisable, and among the iconic residences of the US Northeast coast.
But, don't take what we say with a grain of salt - contact us today, this home is going to go!
247 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6011
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