Long-time local property comes to market
A Queenstown Hill gem is up for sale for only the second time in 36 years.
It was a happy home for the original family who lived in it for 16 years, and the current vendor has raised their family there for two more decades.
With those fantastic ‘bones’, beautiful sweeping views and a dress circle location that is genuinely walking distance to the hustle and bustle of town, it’s no surprise these long-time locals held onto this stunning family home for so long.
And when they came to the reluctant decision to move on, it’s no surprise they would turn to the ‘trusted locals’ at Harcourts to get the job done.
Working with trusted locals
“Even after so many years selling property in Queenstown, you know when you walk into somewhere that’s truly special,” says agent Kirsty Sinclair, who is marketing the home with Mitch Martin.
“People only hold onto a property like this for so long because they love it and they’ve obviously created some very special family memories. It’s a cut above the rest.
“But now they’re ready to pass it on to someone who will appreciate everything it has to offer as much as they have over the years.”
Vendor Grant and his wife say they have “loved” working with Kirsty.
“It’s been a great experience because she’s helped make the whole process comfortable and easy,” he says.
“Being a local herself, it’s like working with friends of friends. She’s taken the time to get to know us, the property and already knows the area so well. We have absolute trust in her, her team and Harcourts.”
Much-loved family home
Located in Queenstown’s dress circle, the 350sqm four-bed two-bath home is ideal for long-term residents, families or even a holiday home. There’s a rare opportunity to use it as a split residence with an entirely separate lower floor holiday home, rental unit or Air BnB option.
“We’re devasted to be saying goodbye but as we’re now empty nesters, it’s the right time for us to downsize,” says Grant.
“As soon as we stepped into the house, we fell in love with it. It has a ‘wow’ factor that hasn’t changed since the day we moved in, and 20 years later I still can’t take my eyes off the view.
“It’s been the perfect spot to raise a family, we had plenty of space and created the storage needed for children and the all the gear necessary for an active Queenstown lifestyle.”
Money-can’t-buy views stretch from The Remarkables mountain range right around to Mt Nicholas and are ‘front and centre’ from every room bar one.
Grant and his wife extended the kitchen onto what was a deck area, making it into the perfect entertainers’ kitchen complete with a breakfast bar that embraces the expansive lake views.
The well-established garden provides privacy from the road without blocking the stunning panoramic vistas.
Summer outdoor living has never been better with decks on both levels, a quiet courtyard on the top floor and an idyllic garden terrace surrounded by nature. A reserve sits in front of the property meaning privacy abounds and children have more space to play and explore.
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