Open the door to a new way of living. A one of a kind home inside a historic Bombay church. It's not every day one gets a chance to live in a piece of New Zealand history! Fast forward one hundred years plus and a transformation has taken place.

Arriving home to a sanctuary from the outside world, away from work, and into a home with so much to offer. Pool, friends, weekend barbeques and plenty of accommodation.

Over 300 square meters provide ample space to be together or spend time alone. Your family will think they are the coolest, living, and entertaining in a house like this, a home like no other.

Unexpected delights in a building over 130 years old. Surprises in this property for sale such as the designer kitchen with butler pantry and stylish bathrooms. The ornate wooden arch leads to a lsubstancial lounge, vestry (office), and the stairway to heaven. A beautifully crafted winding staircase leads from the ground floor to the bedrooms. The apex roofline allows space for massive wardrobes and storage and a fourth floor. The basement contains a garage, rumpus, and downstairs bathroom. That's four floors in this historical building footprint.

Four floors and plenty of social distancing space when needed. What is your children's choice? The luxury of a princess or the recesses of a hobbit hole, this home has it all. A home like no other.

Summer is fun. Right outside on the sheltered sunny side is the family-sized pool, easily observed from all living areas and upstairs retreats.

Access to this property is easy, with sealed circular drive, with parking and another rear entrance big enough for vans and small trucks. Excellent tradesman's proposition. Access to north and south motorway close by.

This historic building and former Methodist Church, designed by *Edward Bartley in 1881.*Amongst this renowned architect, Bartley's most notable works were his ecclesiastical buildings including St John's Church, Ponsonby, St David's Church, Symonds Street, Holy Trinity Church, Devonport, and the Synagogue. He was also responsible for the Opera House and Auckland Savings Bank, Queen Street.

This property is very much for sale as the owners have new plans! This is your chance to create your own piece of history in this home is like no other.

To download the files for this property for sale please visit the link below or click on the more details tab on the Harcourts website for a direct link:

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Main property features




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Sunday 25 Oct 01:30pm - 02:00pm

Saturday 31 Oct 11:45am - 12:15pm



  • Approx Floor Area:

    310 sqm

  • Land Size:

    3644 sqm

  • Property Type:


  • Property Features:

    Smoke alarms

  • Roof:


  • Tenure:


  • Approx year built:


  • Property condition:


  • House style:


  • Garaging / carparking:

    Internal access, Double lock-up

  • Construction:


  • Joinery:


  • Insulation:

    Walls, Floor, Ceiling

  • Flooring:

    Timber and Carpet

  • Window coverings:


  • Heating / Cooling:

    Heat pump

  • Electrical:

    TV aerial

  • Chattels remaining:

    Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Rangehood, Smoke Detector, Heat pump, Cooktop, Garage Door Remote, Heated Towel Rail, Curtains

  • Kitchen:

    Designer, Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Rangehood, Double sink, Breakfast bar and Finished in Other (composite stone, butlers pantry)

  • Living area:

    Formal lounge, Separate living, Open plan

  • Main bedroom:

    Double and Walk-in-robe

  • Ensuite:

    Separate shower

  • Bedroom 2:

    Double and Built-in / wardrobe

  • Bedroom 3:

    Double and Built-in / wardrobe

  • Bedroom 4:


  • Additional rooms:

    Rumpus, Office / study, Mezzanine, Conservatory / sunroom, Attic

  • Main bathroom:

    Separate shower

  • Laundry:


  • Workshop:


  • Views:

    Private, Rural, City

  • Aspect:


  • Outdoor living:

    Entertainment area (Covered), Pool (Inground, Chlorine and Security fencing), Garden, BBQ area (with lighting and with power)

  • Fencing:


  • Land contour:

    Flat to sloping

  • Grounds:

    Backyard access

  • Garden:

    Garden shed

  • Water heating:


  • Water supply:

    Town supply

  • Sewerage:


  • Locality:

    Close to shops, Close to schools, Close to transport

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