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Ohoka, 401 Whites Road

Historic Church - Inspiration and Opportunity.

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Listing Number: BD9820
About this listing
This historic property anchors the Ohoka village, and the famous weekly, Friday morning Ohoka Farmers Market is just across the road.

The earliest part of the dwelling was built in 1865 as the first Methodist church in the area and it proudly sits on 1821 m2 of classical garden.

At around 320m2 the house blends the very best of living options. The two modern bathrooms have heated floors and support the three bedrooms in the original part of the house.

On the ground floor the main bedroom complete with ensuite, flows beautifully to the enchanting garden through french doors, as does the sitting room. The two upstairs bedrooms have picturesque gable windows framed outside by the roses on the pergola.

A functional country kitchen complete with two ovens and many storage options provides a real family hub and offers views of the garden and the farmland beyond the hedge 'windows'. Here there is also room for the large family dining table without encroaching on living space.

Move on through to the 'big room' which is the 1877 church. Largely untouched, this quintessential room has been fitted with a scandinavian fireplace that makes it a very relaxing place to be. The steep pitch, original timber frames and flooring ensure that a peaceful ambience is always present.

The church is well known locally as a wedding venue, and the recent renovation of the adjacent original studio now provides options for a warm, comfortable, large (6x9m) fourth bedroom, media room or indeed an opportunity to deliver a small home based business. B&B options remain firmly on the list. This refurbishment includes full insulation, updated separate toilet and handbasin. A new heat pump has been installed to ensure that it is a very functional room year round. Windows from the original church have been restored and fitted to connect the whole dwelling to its past.

In the rest of the house, recent work includes updated carpet and decor, heat pump with wifi and fibre broadband connection.

This is a very real opportunity to live in an historic, aesthetically pleasing environment with 21st century convenience. Not only is it one of the closest country villages to downtown Christchurch (25-30 minutes) but it is also approximately a 20 minute drive to the airport. My owners are relocating and genuine in their desire to sell. Viewing is strictly by appointment, so please call Sue to view.
Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 320 sqm
  • Land Size: 1821 sqm
  • Property Type: House
  • Roof: Longrun
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 1865
  • House style: Character, Colonial
  • Garaging / carparking: Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors (Number of remotes: 3)
  • Insulation: Walls, Floor
  • Flooring: Vinyl, Carpet, Floating and Timber
  • Window coverings: Drapes
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Closed), Heat pump, Air Conditioning, Other (Underfloor heating in bathrooms, heating in kitchen ceiling)
  • Chattels remaining: Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Drapes
  • Kitchen: Standard, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Upright stove, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar, Pantry and Finished in Laminate
  • Living area: Separate dining, Separate living, Open plan, Formal lounge, Formal dining
  • Main bedroom: Double and Built-in-robe
  • Ensuite: Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower, Exhaust fan, Heater, Additional bathrooms
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Views: Rural
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Uncovered)
  • Fencing: Fully fenced
  • Land contour: Flat
  • Grounds: Tidy
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Sewerage: Septic, Other (Mains available)
  • Locality: Close to schools

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Harcourts Bishopdale

Vision Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

127 Farrington Avenue
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