A unique home in coastal Kai Iwi is an enigma linking two worlds. The 2 storey home was originally built at 854 Rapanui Road by on e of the most prolific cattle traders of last century, Eric Hislop. He was well-known for his preference for the Belted Galloway breed of cattle, a relatively rare breed in his day. The home and garden surrounds were once part of the much large Hislop farming estate subdivided off to create an aesthetically pleasing country living environment. The refurbishments and history behind its construction are the links that join two worlds. Farmland surrounds the 1.63 acre block with the crash of waves at Kai Iwi beach just minutes away. In the early 1970s the bell tower from the old former Wanganui Girls College boarders hostel, Wickham House, that stood majestically in Whanganui's Liverpool St was added as a garden workshop. The belfry section of the tower remains minus the actual bell and this simply adds to the uniqueness of the property. The bell tower was originally moved to the site to be used as a fully operational pottery shed and has three phase power. There is also a separate 108m2 garage/workshop to the side of the home. The 3 bedroom home with a large separate office is positioned to overlook a new subdivision in the valley below that includes Galloway Close, a small no exit road named in memory of Hislop's preferred cattle breed. The home at 854 Rapanui Road is at the centre of an adventure family playground with farmland surrounds, all the benefits of beach activities just minutes away, a whitebaiting haven in the nearby streams and the proximity to city life in Whanganui.
Offers over $650,000
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Garages: 2 Garages, 1 Carport
Kitchen: Electric Stove, electric Hob
Heating: Solid, electric
Chattels: Fixed floor coverings, Blinds, Curtains, Light fittings, Wall oven, Rangehood, TV Aerial, W.M. Taps, Dishwasher, H.Towel Rail, Garden Shed, Water Pump, Security Items and Commercial camera system. (Excluded Chattels: Office fitted furniture.)
Other Features: Extensively landscaped garden, Repainted exterior 2018.
District Council: Wanganui
Exterior Cladding: Stucco
Exterior Joinery: Timber Aluminium inserts.
Internal Walls: Gibboard
Effective Area: Flat
Land Use: Lifetyle, livestock, gardens.
Nearest Town: Wanganui
Interior Ceiling: Gibboard
Exterior Style: Plaster
Exterior Piles/Flooring: Concrete
Improvements - Buildings etc.: Bell tower, garden shed, large double garage/sleepout (108m2).
Regional Council: Horizon