Substantial home in Kelburn, Wellington overlooking the harbour + beach house

Substantial home in Kelburn, Wellington overlooking the harbour + beach house


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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our five bedroom family home is perfectly situated in Kelburn, Wellington, an inner city suburb on the hills above the CBD. It is very well positioned for the sun and enjoys panoramic views over the city and harbour. Built in 1904 as a two story Villa, we have lived here for 16 years and have renovated the house extensively, retaining all the features of the Villa era. The living areas are predominately on the ground floor with the kitchen (incorporating casual dining) and lounge enjoying views over the city. Other features on this level include a family room with theatre facilities, well equipped study, and guest bedroom with ensuite. There is also a separate WC. A substantial deck area is accessed off the kitchen, and this also overlooks the city. Facilities include a BBQ and outdoor table and seating. Upstairs, the master bedroom with ensuite overlooks the city and harbour. There are three further double bedrooms, a main bathroom, and a smaller bathroom. A cosy sitting room incorporating theatre facilities completes the layout on this level. Level, drive-on access is a feature (Wellington is a hilly city), with two garages. There are three quality mountain bikes in the garage and a Toyota Land Cruiser and/or VW GTI if required for transport.

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Who we are

  1. Nicki and I are married, in our late forties and have two daughters (ages 15 and 11), and a son aged 13. Both our careers have been in the advertising and marketing fields. We also have a holiday home in Waikanae Beach, on the west coast less than an hour's drive north of Wellington. It is four years old and is very well set up for casual, comfortable indoor/outdoor living. Features include sleeping for 12, swimming pool; on a flat half acre section close to the beach. We have travelled overseas extensively but have not considered a home exchange before. During our travels we have often reflected on the advantages of living 'like the locals' as opposed to taking a hotel or tourist apartment. We are all keen skiers and are interested in skiing in the States in January 2010 and also hope to spend some time in warmer climes (southern USA or Caribbean).

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Kelburn is an up market inner city Wellington suburb. The CBD is accessible on foot, a 20 minute walk away. Also, Wellington's famous cable car runs between the heart of the CBD and the top of our street, with a 200 metre walk between the house and cable car terminal. Travelling by car to the CBD takes no more than five minutes. The airport is a 20 minute drive away. There are a number of well established and popular eateries on the main street of Kelburn, plus convenience stores and take-out outlets. Access to the Botanic Gardens is at the top of the cable car. Wellington is a sophisticated, creative, vibrant city. It is well served by many award winning restaurants cafes, and bars.

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