House - Te Aro Wellington
Enviably positioned in a location renowned for its exceptional lifestyle advantages, this stunning 1890’s cottage has been entirely re-created by Gerald Parsonson – Architect, as a stunning contemporary residence behind a quaint facade.
Originally built by Australian Thomas Jobson in 1896, and now noted as architecturally significant by the Wellington City Council, this cottage is of historical interest as one of four identical cottages, side by side. These are arguably the best-preserved 19th-century worker’s dwellings left in Te Aro.
Special features include:
2 spacious light-filled bedrooms, stunning central bathroom, a delightful mezzanine study, open plan living with indoor/outdoor flow onto a private West facing outdoor space with room for a good-sized barbeque, perfect for entertaining and finally off-street parking for one car.
The architects have done a remarkable job of utilising the space and reconfiguring the cottage in a way that not only reflects its historic value but also oozes contemporary charm.
In my opinion, the level of detail and finishing in this cottage is outstanding – the work of a true craftsman.