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Sumner, 26 Evans Pass Road

The Cream of the Crop. Literally.

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Listing Number: CR35964
About this listing
It's hard to believe this stunning property was once home to a herd of dairy cows. Designed by renowned Canterbury architect Cecil Woods in 1913 it was the centrepiece of "Sumner Vale" - a dairy farm and market garden - before being converted into a family home in 1951. Fast forward to 2002, when the current owners purchased and gave the home a new life by commissioning Charlie Nott's inspired extension in 2007 and you will agree this property's rich history is matched by its exciting future.

Inside, you'll discover a stunning juxtaposition between the original stone walls and more contemporary materials, crafting a harmonious amalgam of old and new. Rest assured that while its soul may be from last century, there is no scrimping on modern conveniences - double glazing, ducted air-conditioning and a brilliantly equipped kitchen make everyday life a breeze.

Sprawling outwards and upwards, the homestead can host family & guest with ease - all the downstairs living spaces open out to a wide verandah which provides the perfect spot for long lunches. The sleeping accommodation is equally liberal, with five bedrooms including an epic master suite which truly deserves the title of sanctuary!

It's rare to see such a magnificent parcel available - set within a sheltered valley oasis this property occupies over an acre (4,161m2) including manicured lawns and established plantings. While popular Sumner Beach is just moments away, if you want to make a splash without the crowds simply jump into your own heated inground pool. And with dual access (off Evans Pass Rd & Sumnervale Drive) the property may even lend itself to potential subdivision (subject to council approval).

Following a tenure of 16 years, our clients now farewell this home for one better suited to their rapidly emptying nest; they describe the decision as "like saying goodbye to an old friend". We look forward to meeting the new owners but, given the home's unique pedigree and rarity, we anticipate there could be more than one buyer who loses their heart to "Sumner Vale".

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Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 360 sqm
  • Land Size: 4161 sqm
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Property condition: Excellent
  • Property Type: House
  • House style: Contemporary
  • Garaging / carparking: Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors, Off street
  • Construction: Plaster, Weatherboard, Block and Concrete
  • Joinery: Double glazing
  • Roof: Iron and Butynol
  • Insulation: Walls, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Carpet and Timber
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Central heating, Electric
  • Property Features: Security system
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light Fittings (except negotiable pendant), Drapes, Floor Rug (Living), 2 x Wall Speakers (Living), 2 x Underbench Oven, Induction Hob, Downdraft Extractor fan, Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Sony TV (Lounge), Dryer, Washing Machine, 3 x Extractor Fan, 2 x Heated Towel Rail, Heated Mirror (Ensuite), Undertile Heating (Bathroom & Ensuite), Ducted Panasonic Air Conditioning System, Alarm, Auto Garage Door Opener, Storage Cupboards and Shelving (Garage), Pool Cover, Pool Heatpump, Clothesline, Outdoor Lighting, Security Lighting, Lawn Irrigation, Garden Irrigation, Outdoor Weather Station,
  • Kitchen: Modern, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Rangehood, Pantry and Finished in Stainless steel and Timber
  • Living area: Separate living
  • Main bedroom: Double, Balcony / deck and Walk-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Separate shower
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 5: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Office / study, Other (Linen Storage)
  • Main bathroom: Bath, Separate shower, Exhaust fan
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Workshop: Combined
  • Views: Private
  • Aspect: North
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered and Concrete), Pool (Indoor and Security fencing), Garden, Verandah
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Flat
  • Grounds: Backyard access, Landscaped / designer
  • Garden: Garden shed
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Town supply
  • Sewerage: Mains
  • Locality: Close to schools, Close to transport, Close to shops

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Harcourts City Christchurch

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

98 Moorhouse Ave
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