Few homes come with such rich history as this recently renovated church, peacefully situated at the end of a quiet family street. Originally St Aidan's Presbyterian on Onewa Rd, the solid kauri church started its life in 1889, relocating in 1981 to its current location.
The owner has done an incredible job of updating the four bedroom home to today's standards while retaining the church's character and feel. Original features such as curved windows from the St Aidan's vestry, herringbone timber doors and stunning stained glass windows on the upper storey are lovingly enhanced by the fresh neutral colour scheme.
A modern kitchen and scullery complement the wide open entertaining areas, flowing smoothly outdoors to the large deck and garden complete with olive trees and mature pohutukawa. Polished floors, high ceilings and large skylights help to brighten the home, bringing the natural surrounds indoors for a warm, homely feeling.
The homes at the end of the cul de sac back onto Cecil Eady Bush, part of the Kauri Glen Park Reserve with their walkways and abundance of native bird life on show. So while the property is close to the city, schools, transport and shops on Onewa Rd, there's a peaceful ambience - heightened by the unique local history of the building itself.
Come and see for yourself at the open homes, or call to arrange a private viewing.