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Akaroa, 262 Wainui Main Road, French Farm

Quintessential French Farm

Auction 25 Jan 2018 No Prior Sale

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Listing Number: AKA1267
About this listing
By creative architecture and total empathy with the past, the French Farm School (circa 1876 - Frank Worsley was a pupil) has been refurbished (circa 2004) and a new home (addition circa 2001) that blends the history of this iconic building, with contemporary living - created by passionate owners and David Brocherie. Sitting on an elevated (approximately) 4000m2, across from the waterfront, this sun drenched property enjoys full on views of the harbour, as well as the hills, relaxation/reinvigoration is guaranteed. The school now performs as an amazing lounge (which has also served as a venue for local charity dining, on occasion), a room that is both gracious and inviting with amazing light, oak floors, it is essential to view first hand! The rest of the house (some 270m2 appx.) blends beautifully, open plan living, log fire, great kitchen, 3 bedrooms, ensuite plus main bathroom, double garage (internal access) - all enjoying those enviable views. Outside brick paving, pergolas, formal gardens plus fruit trees, glass house, sheds, easy sealed access/parking - a property that can only be truly appreciated by an inspection, first time on the market since 1971 - allow plenty of time to appreciate fully, call me.

*Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from RPNZ / Property Smarts / Land Information New Zealand / Christchurch City Council / CERA and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.
Auction date
Thursday 25 Jan 12:00 p.m. (98 Moorhouse Ave)
No Prior Sale
Property Information
  • Land Size: 4097 sqm
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Property condition: Renovated
  • Property Type: Lifestyle
  • House style: Character, Colonial, Other (Architectural)
  • Garaging / carparking: Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 2), Off street
  • Construction: Weatherboard
  • Joinery: Timber, Aluminium, Double glazing
  • Roof: Coloured steel
  • Insulation: Walls, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Timber, Other (Veneer), Tiles and Carpet
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Under floor, Woodfire (Open, Closed), Ducted heating
  • Electrical: Satellite dish, TV points, Phone extensions, Rewired (Fully rewired)
  • Property Features: Smoke alarms
  • Chattels remaining: Drapes, Fridge/freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, Rangehood, Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove
  • Kitchen: Designer, Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Microwave, Gas bottled and Finished in Granite, Timber and Other (Hammerstone)
  • Living area: Separate living, Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double and Built-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Office / study, Other (Studio)
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Additional bathrooms
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Views: Private, Bush, Water, Rural
  • Aspect: North, West, East
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Partly covered and Other surface), Clothes line, BBQ area (with lighting and with power), Verandah
  • Lifestyle block details
    • Water supply: Spring
    • Nearest Town/School: Duvauchelle
    • Plantings: Yes
    • Contour: Sloping
    • Fencing: Yes
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Sloping
  • Grounds: Manicured, Backyard access, Landscaped / designer
  • Garden: Glasshouse, Garden shed (Number of sheds: 2)
  • Water heating: Wetback, Electric
  • Water supply: Tank (size: 25000)
  • Sewerage: Septic

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Grenadier Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

47 Rue Lavaud
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