Unique, beautiful, seduced, leafy, inner city 2 bedroom,2 bathroom mid century 1963 modernist home. Original and worth the stay with sneak views of river and mountain, private, spacious, quiet bespoke interior ! Totally relaxing! Treat yourself!
Our home original, bespoke, comfortable, stylish and very mid century. Its supper clean and quirky. Set up for your holiday comfort with large bedrooms, a view from every window, and space for you to socialise or be alone with your thoughts or loved ones. There are large living areas, comfortable, stylish retro furniture and the home is set up for your holiday or retreat comfort. There is a servant quarters and the gardener for both our properties lives there and it leaves you with extra security with a trusted person on site.
There are amazing walks all around the area starting with Virginia Lake (5 minutes away), the Wetlands across the rd through the Sisters of Mercy and you can walk to the town center along lovely Somme Parade in 30 minutes. (5 minutes drive) to find galleries cafes and shops.
The established leafy garden has contemplation areas, topiary areas and is surrounded by beautiful established oak trees planted at the turn of the century.
Influenced by famous Marcel Breuer and adapted to NZ by famous local architects Don Wilson and Eddie Belchambers, this house was built for the notable Hatrick Family in 1963, We have kept it as original as possible. Our project is the preservation of NZ Mid century homes.
If we are booked for your dates, see our other home, 'Hipango Haven' which is also wonderful!
You can access all the main spaces of the house. the deck, BBQ area and outdoor contemplation areas. Be sure to explore all the gardens as they have pathways and interesting areas all over the generous property (its' a work in progress). There is a Whanganui local living the former servant quarters but we don't do 'upstairs downstairs' any more. The servants bells are still in working order.
Interaction with guests
I don't live here but we have local host who is available if you require any assistance. The neighbors who live in the former servant quarters are a stones throw away if need be, and locals are helpful friendly.
Other things to note
There are walkways all through the local areas. its a splendid area to relax and minutes from a cafes restaurants and supermarkets. is a local living in the former servant quarters who will share the driveway and parking area with you however they have their own entrance. If there is an emergency call 111.
You may hope to treat this home as you would your own however most mid century homes have been destroyed we invite you to relish in the originality of our lovely home. We have really thought about how we can make your stay comfortable and unique.We are thrilled you are choosing to stay with us. We hope you leave the house as you would your home.
From Dec 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
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I am an easy going friendly 51 yo guy. I have travelled quite a bit. Been to UK, Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. I have lived and worked in Italy, England, Poland and Vietnam as well as NZ (of course). I work quite long hours at a university in Innovation and Development. I am and ex teacher and a qualified career practitioner (I practice from home) and do quite a bit of voluntary work. I am interested in travel, am a bit more left than right. I am into low key spirituality. I am gay and encourage all guests to feel at home. I love Asian food.prefer art house movies and interesting people. I love hearing peoples stories.