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Russell, 1 Robertson Street

Restoration Complete...


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Listing Number: RS2837
About this listing
A very rare and auspicious offering is available to view for someone looking to purchase an iconic heritage building.

The "Harbourmaster House" built in in 1923, has been lovingly restored by its current owner - only the 3rd since its creation. The major difference with this restoration project is, that whilst all the major restoration work that was necessary to conserve the build and make sure of its ongoing longevity were done, all the little imperfections have been retained to keep its originality, personality and quirks. This amazing home with its obvious nod to a period build, also offers the well thought out additions of modern amenities including bathrooms, kitchen, cooling and heating of the home.

The completion of a downstairs private accommodation, set up for a bed and breakfast, only adds more depth of charm and nostalgia and, of course, an income opportunity to the home. It sits in pride of place at the very head of York Street in central Russell with views of all the goings on in the village. Water views across the bay toward Paihia and Waitangi. Sundown central. With a wraparound covered veranda for heat relief and weather protection, dining and relaxing and taking in the views from outside is just too tempting.

An opportunity exists for further development of a separate dwelling to be built at the bottom of the garden which would allow for further income potential or separate extended family living. The tricky work has been done with Heritage New Zealand, signing off on the plans put forward and consents being granted.

This is a onetime opportunity for someone to buy into this grand heritage home and to own a slice of the rich history that is Russell - Bay of Islands.
Property Information
  • Land Size: 837 sqm
  • Property Type: House
  • Roof: Coloured steel
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Property condition: Renovated
  • House style: Other (Transitional villa)
  • Garaging / carparking: Off street
  • Joinery: Timber
  • Insulation: Walls, Floor, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Timber
  • Window coverings: Drapes
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Open), Central heating, Gas bottled, Other (Gas heating)
  • Electrical: Rewired
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Curtains, Drapes - rest to be confirmed.
  • Kitchen: New, Designer, Dishwasher, Separate, Separate cooktop, Extractor fan, Double sink, Breakfast bar and Gas bottled
  • Living area: Formal lounge, Separate living
  • Main bedroom: Double
  • Ensuite: Separate shower, Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Single
  • Bedroom 3: Built-in / wardrobe
  • Additional rooms: Office / study
  • Granny flat: Granny flat
  • Main bathroom: Bath
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Views: Water, City
  • Aspect: North, West
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered), Clothes line, Pool (Salt), Garden, Deck / patio
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Sloping
  • Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Tidy
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Tank (size: 7,000 L)
  • Sewerage: Mains
  • Locality: Close To Coastal / Beach, Close to transport, Close to schools, Close to shops

Contact Details

Harcourts Russell

Bay of Islands Realty Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

17 York Street
Corner York & Chapel Streets
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