Tender Guide Upwards of $795,000
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Land Area: 739m² approx
Floor Area: 110m² approx

Mid-Century Architecture for Today!

On the market for the first time in 70 years, this pure 1940s bungalow was designed by renowned Czech architect, Henry Kulka. In pristine condition, it has been tweaked for relevance to modern living but is otherwise remarkably original.

Aspected to enjoy its great sun and lovely outlook, the 739 sqm site has a lawned garden and beautiful landscaping. A large greenhouse and vegetable gardens are ample to feed the family.

Inside, there are three bedrooms and a multi-faceted living room that flows to a separate dining room and kitchen. A basement workshop completes the Kiwi dream. Efficient use of space, ply lined walls and bespoke fittings reflect the European origins of this Karori gem.

Its black stained weatherboards, white-painted windows and internal timber features suit a highly sought after neighbourhood with excellent walks, shops, schools and cafes all nearby.

This special home will suit singles, couples, smaller families and anyone with a passion for enduring design.

Tenders Close 1st November 2018, 12pm at Just Paterson, 11b Tory Street, Wellington.

Arrival is via a floral bordered path where the visual impact of this lovely black and white painted home bids you a warm welcome. A sheltered porch leads to the front door and tiled entrance hall where a glazed wall ensures that the charming outlook remains with you.

Capturing fabulous afternoon sun and the view to Johnston's Hill, Kulka designed this room to accommodate various homely pleasures. An open fire is the cosy focus for winter gatherings, with two generous sofas and a bespoke armchair. One corner is dedicated to a neatly fitted desk and bookshelves, while an area once dedicated to piano playing is now the perfect reading retreat. Brand new drapes and two original light fittings complement the era of this home. Rimu framed glass doors lead to the dining room.

Accessed from the kitchen and living room a large corner bank of sofas, a bespoke dining table, chairs and cabinetry make this room complete and fit for purpose. As throughout the house, texture and warmth is provided by ply panelling on the walls.

1. A bank of fitted wardrobes spanning an entire wall, a fitted vanity unit/desk, side tables with drawers and shelves - you will have no trouble furnishing this double room to suit the style of the home. Just bring your bed and relax.

2. Henry Kulka designed the solid bed base that is fitted into its own alcove in this utterly charming room. The current owners commissioned a new and comfy, bespoke spring mattress in 2017, to bring the bed completely up to date. A double wardrobe, bookshelves, a gorgeous desk looking to the hills, and with drawers, makes this the dream of every child (whatever their age!).

3. A further single room with fitted wardrobe and a leafy outlook.

1. Fresh and bright, with shower over the bath, a large wash basin and all new hardware. Three fitted cupboards are discreetly fitted into the wall. Vinyl covered floor. The toilet is separate.

Separate. A few steps from the kitchen, adjoining the workshop.

A white, bright room leading to and overlooking your vibrant back garden and the green hills beyond. The current owners have partially restored the kitchen this year, staying true to the original design; new cabinetry, steel workbench and large sink were crafted to accommodate a new Miele dishwasher and create an eminently workable space when cooking for family and friends. A breakfast table, two chairs and built-in storage bench sit neatly in their intended place. The dining room adjoins the kitchen for convenience. The fridge-freezer, purchased in 2017, remains as a chattel making the kitchen complete. The floor is vinyl covered and a back door leads to a covered porch and a few steps to the garden, laundry and workshop.

The large, established section provides a stunning year round setting with a lovely lawned frontage, mature floral plantings and concrete terraced vegetable gardens. Enough to satisfy the most enthusiastic gardener, yet manageable for the beginner who wishes to maintain what has already been lovingly created. A large greenhouse provides additional support.

Additional storage in the hallway is discreetly concealed behind doors, extending over the 2nd bedroom. The laundry/workshop area also provides generous storage space.

Zoned for Wellington College and Wellington Girls' College

A dry area with power and natural light. A laundry (with tub) connects with a large storage and workshop (with bench) space.

Installed in 2017 after the house was bora treated; polyester blanket.

Kim Slessor
Kim Slessor
Sales Consultant
Mobile: 027 230 3328

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