18 Central Terrace, KelburnWellington 6012 (SOLD)

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For an exceptionally specified character home with spectacular views, three-car garaging and an internal lift in dress-circle Kelburn. The superbly presented villa, at 18 Central Tce, also includes a self-contained apartment that could be used for home and – income, extended family, guest accommodation or working from home.

Built in the 1900s, it combines an eastwest aspect with commanding city and harbour views and easy-care outdoor living optimised for late sun on a fenced 433-square metre section. The front door of the 340 square metre weatherboard-and-iron roof dwelling opens off a tiled entrance porch into a gracious, spacious light-filled interior with central heating/air conditioning and magnificently ornate pressed metal ceilings.

The formal living and dining rooms overlook the city and harbour while the deluxe kitchen and stylish family/dining room open toawest-facing deck with leafy views.

The entertainers’ kitchen has premium Miele appliances, including two convection ovens and a microwave oven, an oversized five-burner hob with a rangehood, dishwasher, refrigerator freezer, built-in coffee maker, a stunning island/breakfast bar that’s the centrepiece of the room, and an appliance garage with an automatic door. The family/dining area has skylights, a gas fireplace, window seat and built-in bookshelves and cabinetry for audiovideo components. The house is wired for audio throughout and has in-wall or in-ceiling speakers inmost of the living areas and the main bedroom suite.

The formal lounge adjoins the dining room – the latter has built-in bookcases, the former a gas fireplace – while a third, adjoining living room opens to a deck with views from Cape Palliser to the Hutt Valley. Also on this level are two of the bedrooms (one with ensuite), a bathroom with a bath, shower cabinet, vanity and toilet, and a tiled laundry.

The main bedroom occupies the top floor, where there’s an opulent bathroom with a shower cabinet, bath, two vanities, and a separate toilet and bidet. The ground-floor apartment could be configured for one or two bedrooms, opens to a veranda, and has an open-plan kitchen and dining room, and a combined bathroom/laundry. ‘‘This is an elegant, substantial family home with superb light, all-day sun and amazing versatility,’’ Tim Clark, of
Tommy’s Real Estate, says.

‘‘It’s also in one of the best streets in the whole city with the phenomenal bonus of internal-access triple-garaging. ‘‘No wonder this is the first time it’s
been offered for sale in nearly 20 years.’’

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