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For Sale: Immaculate Condition Grand Villa in Feilding, Over 130 Years Old
PHOTO: Ian and Christine Butcher has owned Awatea since the early 2000s, overseeing a total landscape makeover
Charming 130-Year-Old Grand Villa with Expansive Gardens in Feilding Available for Sale
Awatea, a meticulously preserved grand villa dating back to 1893, is now on the market and proudly presented by Jacqui Campion of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Feilding. The beautiful property sits on 1.5 hectares of land just a short distance from Feilding town center.
Built with heart matai and totara, Awatea has retained its original splendor and boasts an immaculate condition thanks to careful maintenance over the generations. The Victorian Queen Anne architectural style adds a striking visual appeal with conical towers and tall chimneys, creating a timeless charm that has withstood the test of time.
The house features numerous delightful details, including wide wrap-around verandas draped in wisteria, bay windows, original architraves, panelled doors, and fireplaces, all contributing to its immense character. Modern comforts have been thoughtfully incorporated, such as central underfloor heating and a well-appointed kitchen catering to the needs of food enthusiasts.
Outside, the property offers ample space for enjoyment, with large sweeping lawns, specimen trees, and private park-like gardens, providing a serene and peaceful setting. The Butcher family, previous owners of Awatea, oversaw a thorough landscape makeover, creating various ‘garden rooms’ while preserving the mature trees.
Adding to the property’s appeal is a separate cottage on the grounds, originally built as servants’ quarters and now converted into a luxurious guest house. This addition maintains the character and authenticity of the main home, offering a B&B option or accommodation for friends and family.
Awatea holds significant historical value as a Grade Two heritage listed property. Its legacy has been lovingly preserved throughout the years, making it a truly impressive and must-see home. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this enchanting piece of Feilding’s history and experience the unique warmth and character of Awatea.