Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
32 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 NEWS Says Laura Walters. The timeless elegance of this 1896 villa gives anyone who passes through the white wooden gates, and into the house's solid wooden entrance, a sense of stepping back in time. The spacious hallway, five bedrooms, family-sized kitchen, and ample outdoor area have the convenience of a modern household, while retaining the original character of the home. The front entrance leads into the inviting hallway with a feature archway made of native timber, and high, wooden ceilings that continue throughout the house. A heat pump gives off enough heat to keep the attractive wall-papered and carpeted rooms toasty in winter. The master bedroom, at the front of the house, has beautiful views out over the front garden, and the metal fireplace is a quaint feature in the room. The two other double bedrooms, two single bedrooms, and the bathroom extend off the hallway, and all feature the same restored native wood, and high ceilings consistent with the villa's era. The bathroom sports a large shower, and double bath, perfect for a luxurious soak with a coffee, or glass of wine and a book. At the end of the hallway lies an informal family room, which sits between the ample kitchen and the spacious approx 30m2 lounge. The substantial windows, and polished timber features add to the elegance of the lounge. Next to the family room lies the star of the house: the extensive, and exquisitely-styled kitchen. The blue and white themed kitchen has enough room for a dining table, the cook, and all the kids. Large greenhouse windows above the bench overlook the vegetable garden, and the white wooden cupboards are in keeping with the original character of the house. The pantry and concertina doors make use of every corner, and each fragment of cupboard space. A twin drawer dishwasher fits nicely in with the other drawers and cupboards. There is also a large hot water cupboard. The laundry and an extra toilet extend off the side of the delightful kitchen, which also opens onto the outdoor entertaining areas as does the family room The deck, which extends around the front section of the house, catches the morning and afternoon sun, and is surrounded by fragrant old roses. The back section of the house includes a double garage, with a workshop, and a single carport. The carport sits next to a brick barbecue area, perfect for the summer months, and just a few metres away from the fenced-vegetable garden. But the true beauty of the expansive grounds are the mature trees, which surround the Edwardian beauty, and the generous lawn at the front of the villa. Perfect for a spot of cricket, or some summer reading. This beautifully maintained Edwardian villa is timelessly elegant, with all the modern conveniences a family, or entertainer, could hope for. If you are interested in this piece of history contact Tony Hewitt at Property Brokers Marton on 027 449 2289 or 06 327 0070 for your private viewing. 4339765AA MCVERRY CRAWFORD MOTORS 29 Kimbolton Road, Feilding, Tel (06) 323 5389 A/H (06) 3235420 • A/H Neil 027 431 0900 MCVERRY CRAWFORD $12,995 2400cc auto, ABS brakes, twin airbags, electric mirrors and windows, climate aircon, tow bar, lots of space, very versatile vehicle, only 77,000km 2003 MITSUBISHI GRANDIS 7 SEAT COACH 4357002AA 4346889AA To celebrate: All Clothing $2, All Shoes $1 Until Saturday 11 Feb - while stocks last! Everyone very Welcome! Thank you for your continued support. 22-24 Fergusson St, Feilding (opposite New World) Ph 323 2459 Arohanui Hospice Sale Yard, Feilding Wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Evening with no ordinary man Inspirational: Professor Swee Tan will be speaking again in Feilding this month. Photo: FAIRFAX Rotary Clubs of Feilding and Makino are welcoming back Professor Swee Tan. Professor Tan will be speaking at the Rangitikei Club on Tuesday, February 21, at 3pm. Professor Tan is director of surgery and consultant plastic and cranio- maxillofacial surgeon at Hutt Hospital. He is also the director of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, opened in 2009 to research birth defect cancer and tissue engineering. The institute is named after Harold Gillies and Archibald McIndoe, both pioneering plastic surgeons. Professor Tan spoke to a Makino Rotary open meeting last September about his research in plastic surgery and strawberry birthmarks. His inspirational talk inspired the Rotary members to raise funding to support his research. They have invited him back to receive more than $10,000 from the proceeds of the sales of 2012 strawberry calendars. Once again Rotary Clubs of Feilding and Makino have an open invitation to listen to this inspiring man with his talk There are no ordinary moments in life . Tickets are available from Feilding Information Centre, Paper Plus, KR s Cafe and Mitre 10. Auction heaven:''Can we buy this Dad?'' Although he didn't receive a positive response Karlos Adams, 7, of Kopane enjoyed his time trying out a beach buggy up for auction. Annual Lions auction Something for everyone: Crowds from both town and country turned up to the annual event. For some it was a great chance to catch up with rural friends, while at the same time finding a bargain. On your bike: Whether for parts or a means of transport -- a line-up of bikes had been donated for sale. The annual Waitangi Day Gala and Auction hosted by Rongotea Lions was once again well supported with donations. A large num- ber of buyers turned up on the day for both a bar- gain, fun activities and a chance to raise money for many community groups and schools. San- dra Crosbie was there to capture some of the action.
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