"THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT

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101 Gladstone Road South, East Taieri Mosgiel View map

Listing # RX1015313 Listed 18 Jan 2017

Wayne Graham Realty Ltd (Licensed: REAA 2008) - LJ Hooker, Mosgiel's logo
Wayne Graham Realty Ltd LJ Hooker, Mosgiel

Licensed: REAA 2008

"THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT
  • "THE BIRCHES" - A MANOR IN STYLE WITH MODERN COMFORT

About this property

Our vendors are ready to move on after 14 years. This charming, timeless ‘Tudoresque’ style home began its life as a ‘Gentlemans Residence’ in 1907, with a major two-storey extension in the 1980’s followed by extensive sensitive refurbishing and modernising of facilities since 2003 culminating in this totally unique, future-proofed and exciting property that is “The Birches” today.
The home gives you 430m² of living space and is set in 4,302m² (just over an acre) of attractively laid out tree-studded gardens with a glorious rural backdrop of fields and rolling hills and yet a mere 15 minute drive from Dunedin’s Central Business District and Dunedin International Airport.
The character features of this home are almost overwhelming and include the imposing ‘grand staircase’, timbered panelling and doors, ornate plaster ceilings & cornice, glorious fireplace surrounds and so much more, and the kitchen and bathrooms provide all the quality finishing touches modern life demands without losing the charm of this exquisite property.  Delightful flooring throughout includes lovely American Oak timber floor in the kitchen and casual dining area.
The house has 5 enormous bedrooms, including four ensuite which offer opportunities for boutique accommodation if wished.  The spacious, bright and airy kitchen is equipped to suit the keenest culinary artiste yet full of rustic charm and the living and dining rooms, while spacious and grand in style, have a feeling of warmth and life enhanced by the ample light provided by the Leadlight windows throughout.
Generous paved outdoor living areas provide opportunities to relax and enjoy sunny mornings and afternoons surrounded by rural peace.
And while we are on the subject of outside space – adjacent to the house is a massive garaging-workshop complex, capable of housing at least 6 cars.
This property must be seen to be believed, and is undoubtedly the finest of its kind in Otago.

Buyers over $2 million should inspect.

Viewing strictly by appointment with the exclusive agent.

An open letter from our Vendors

London Vs Dunedin Quality Of Life - Personal Notes Avril & Karl

Power Family 2003 - In our mid 40’s with two children (9 and 7 yrs). Having both been released from corporate life in London after 27 years all our options were open?
Should we: -
* Take the soft option stay in UK?
* Be bold and emigrate to NZ?

“Keeping Calm and Carrying ON”?
LONDON UK 2003
* Mortgaged home with high monthly payments
* Home in a prestigious location west of London (Buckinghamshire)
* Nice environment and most desirable place to live as judged by others
* Income required still considerable – must therefore find other corporate jobs
* Quality of Life – Stress levels very high and affecting health (according to Doctor)
* Home to office commuting times – lengthy and expensive
* Future prospects of our children being able to afford to live in area as young adults was ZERO
* Community of high achievers – very private with little community spirit

“Keeping Calm but make a change” – YES

In 2003 we packed up our life in the UK left the stress behind in search of a better Quality Of Life (be careful what you wish for but dreams can come true)

“Could we make NZ our Home”?
Dunedin NZ 2003 - 2017
* Mortgage Free Prestigious home close to schools
* Education both schools and University are excellent and very local
* Town and Airport - just 15 commute
* Income required greatly reduced
* Future prospects of young adults greatly increased with home ownership possible
* Quality Of Life much improved – Stress levels very low
* Home to office commuting times – short, easy and much cheaper
* Community – Very supportive and inclusive
* Improved environment – Otago cannot be beaten in our view
* Social Status – no class system, no glass ceilings
* A less restrictive lifestyle full of opportunities

Why should you and your family want to live in Dunedin? Well perhaps the answer is obvious as moving from Auckland (or any large city) would provide the same advantages as the rewards are significant.

Your dreams for a better life can come true!

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Enquire about this property


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Agent
LJ Hooker
9 Factory Road
MOSGIEL
Lachie McLachlan

Residential House

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4,302 m2 Land
  • 6 Car Spaces
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 430 m2 Floor

Agents Details

Lachie McLachlan photo
Agent
LJ Hooker
9 Factory Road
MOSGIEL
Lachie McLachlan

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