Nestled amongst established trees and scenic landscape, “the Churches” are circa 1895 and were moved to the site in the early 1990s by two Dutch artists. The churches were fully renovated into a Grand Design style family home and artists retreat. “Simple colonial style transformed into an impressive family home.”
Hand crafted traditional workmanship (such as the rimu vaulted ceiling) has been married alongside open plan living and cosy family spaces such as the family mezzanine.
Excellent indoor-outdoor flow provides an ambient setting for socializing or hosting guests. Landscaped courtyard and main church interior easily accommodate large social groups. Many wonderful large family Christmases have been celebrated here – even with a full size Christmas tree!
There is potential to develop 3 spaces into separate apartments. Possible Airbnb opportunities/ Business opportunities. Live and work from home surrounded by mountains, rolling paddocks and vibrant bird-life. 25 mins picturesque drive from Timaru or Pleasant Point.
Neighboring tourist attractions such as Maori Rock art in Moa Road, Craigmore Station – (Equestrian Eventing course under development), Mt Nimrod Scenic reserve, Pareora river, Mt Dobson Ski field – approx 1 hour to the ski field car park.
4 double bedrooms and a single plus separate studio building as well as a large interior artist’s studio and office.
This sunny property has three log burners with abundant trees for firewood on site as well as large pre-cut supply included with sale. 4 heat pumps. Double glazing in main church and underfloor insulation throughout. Quality new (2014-2019) thermal drapes and blinds throughout. New wiring and plumbing in 1990s. Exterior painted end 2018.
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- 5 bed
- 1 bath
- 2 Parking Spaces
- Land is 4.24 hectare
- Floor Area is 252.00 m²
- 2 Carport
Free Phone: 0800 688 9029
Phone: 03 688 9029
Address: 16 Church Street, Timaru, New Zealand.