Be a Guardian of Grace
Owning a home of such historical, social and craftsman importance is as much a guardianship for future generations as it is a luxurious lifestyle and our current custodians are preparing to pass this mantle to another. After almost 30 years tenure, they are now making exciting plans for their semi-retirement to the Tasman District.
Seldom available since its construction for Canterbury run holders at the turn of last century, this is an opportunity to acquire a significant, beautifully restored, large home on almost 1600sqm of established park-like grounds. The current owners can be congratulated for their diligence and perseverance, and were the proud recipient of a Heritage award in 2016.
The home has a genteel English character with features too numerous to list here but you cannot fail to be impressed on entry with the magnificent kauri timber staircase, stained glass windows and baronial fireplace which all grace the central inner hall linking the formal living areas and the numerous family bedrooms upstairs. In great houses of this vintage there existed a social divide between owners and servants and 'Chilcombe', as the property is now named, still retains the 'back stairs'.
Outside, the Waimairi Stream runs along the south boundary providing a picturesque entrance for vehicles and pedestrians alike. Wisteria and climbing rose drape over the enchanting verandah overseeing the lawn with borders of camellia, rhododendron, magnolia and roses. Fountains splash and brick paths meander.
Medbury Terrace is tucked away from convenient arterial roads and is flanked by Fendalton Park, a leafy outlook from the home's second level. This prestigious location delivers proximity to some of our best schools with easy access in all directions.
This is a property ready for the next 100 years of enjoyment. Will you be the next guardian for future generations?
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