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23 Merlincote Crescent, Governors Bay

Price by negotiation

Listing Description

Listed: Fri, 21 May

Mid-century Modern Magic

23 Merlincote Crescent, Governors Bay, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury

Price by negotiation


  •   4 Beds
  •   1 Bath
  •   170m² Floor
  •   758m² Land
Attribute Value
Property type House
Rateable value (RV) $640,000
Parking Carports: 1
Agency reference # RX2820205
Broadband Availability ADSL, VDSL, Wireless


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Nestled into the head of the harbour is this magical house believed to be designed by architect Tom Taylor. The original tiny house was built in 1968 and, as with the Bill Sutton house, nods to the conventions of a colonial cottage with modernist elements. A larger wing was added in the early 70’s and in keeping with the Mid-century Modern movement includes exposed white-painted blockwork, timber beams, and window joinery. Rather special and uniquely developed over time, this is a home that lends itself to reflection, creativity and sociability. A house that was designed with specific requirements in mind, which has then stood the test of time and longevity as this is the first time this exciting property has ever been offered to the market.

With 3 or 4 bedrooms (depending on configuration,) the house is designed for the sun, harbour views and around access to the outdoors and garden spaces. The kitchen and bathroom are functional but some updating will be required in the near future. The garden would once have thrived with fruit trees and vegetable beds but in recent years has been left to nature, but the microclimate in Governors Bay will mean that bringing this space back to life will be a joy and a privilege. A tranquil house that offers a harmonious and magical living experience, but with some work needing to be done to bring her back to her former glory.

Governors Bay is a 15 minute drive over the hill from Christchurch city, and boasts a wonderful primary school, lovely community feel and zoning for Cashmere High.

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Gerry Irvine

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Min Sarginson Real Estate Ltd

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