409 Nelson Street, North. Hastings

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Oasis in the Heart of the City

 With beautiful clean lines, this 1970s build is reminiscent of the well-known John Scott style. Many of the rooms, including bedrooms and dining/living areas, have high vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams.

As you walk through the front door flanked by textured glass panels on either side, the first thing you see is a glass-enclosed internal courtyard garden, around which the house is centred. Along one side is the hallway, plus four bedrooms, and on the other the living, dining and kitchen.

Access to the courtyard garden is via a sliding door from the hallway. In the garden there is a water feature, with a small path leading to a built-in seat – the perfect place to escape the busy world.

Two of the four bedrooms are doubles with generous double wardrobes in each, and two are singles, one of which is currently used as an office.

The bathroom is fully renovated, including the flooring. The kitchen, also modernised, has a tiled floor, as does the entryway, and elsewhere the house is carpeted.

In the living area there is a Pyroclassic logfire. This home also has a heat transfer system and a solar-boost hotwater system, and all the windows are slightly tinted, so the house will stay cool in summer.

The garden is generously-sized and beautifully kept, with plenty of established fruit and citrus trees, as well as a raised vegetable garden at the rear of the property. From the dining room, a sliding door leads out to a paved area under a pergola with trailing plants that is the perfect spot for outdoor dining.

Located between the Steiner School and Totara Medical Centre, the house is set to the back of the section, thus being private and shielded from the road by the two single, freestanding garages at the front. Between them, a planted walkway through a small picket fence and gate lead to the house. Both garages have electric doors with remote openers, and one has a WC.