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35 Sophia Street

Bay of Plenty
35 Sophia Street Bay of Plenty
proudly marketed by
Amtos Realty Services Ltd
Enchanted Cottage with Private Garden
In a neighbourhood that showcases statement properties, here is an outstanding classic that you can't help but admire. Enjoying a tucked away oasis at its heart whilst offering remarkable accessibility, this character home nestles into a mature section that is so private and relaxing that you can barely imagine that you are only minutes from the action of city life. Named 'The Continental' on its plans, the quality lockwood dwelling was constructed in the mid 1950s, and to the present day continues to celebrate quality craftmanship along with many of its iconic character features including the tawa flooring, the exposed beams and interior timber walls. Over the years the home has been sensitively renovated to add modern convenience and comfort while keeping the property's character intact. Quality drapes, wallpapers that pay homage to the home's European heritage and sliding barn doors are more recent updates. Another highlight is the functional, designer kitchen that was updated approximately two years ago. The family living space is a total delight with its crisp white sarked ceiling and trims that work so well against the timber features. The lofty cathedral ceiling generates the feeling of light and space, casement windows bring the outdoors alive and there's a cosy corner with an electric fire for ambience - the main source of heating in the home being gas heated radiators. In 1966, a new lounge & dining space was added to the home along with a formal entry that allows guests to bypass the family space. Picture windows on the west wall capture leafy scenes and at the northern end, bifold doors can be opened up to enable the living to drift outside to the patio and into the garden. The lounge can be opened up to the family space or kept separate via internal glass doors and the step down design offers another degree of visual separation. Also sharing the ground floor is an office, a bathroom and a separate laundry, internal access to the garage and a bedroom. Upstairs, the layout includes two bedrooms separated by a mezzanine space - the master bedroom enjoys its own ensuite and an extensive view over the garden and beyond. The second bedroom is oh-so quaint with its pitched ceiling and cupboards built into the sloped ceilings. Outside, the charming garden works in harmony with the home, a classic country garden genre with an almost nostalgic vision of peace and quiet and a seating area that encourages alfresco relaxation or dining. The back lawn is the perfect place for games of cricket or picnics and has hosted more formal occasions including a wedding. At the front of the home the garden is equally appealing as it welcomes you to the home. It's a rare occasion when a property of this calibre with this much character and an accessible location comes to the market. Be quick to contact Anita and view this very special home.
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