If there is a finer constructed and finished home in Upper Hutt than 16 Benzie Avenue then after 17 years of real estate in this fair city I haven't seen it!
Built by an award-winning builder for his own family, not a dollar was spared to create this simply magnificent home. Architecturally designed by Alan Minty and built by a master craftsman who has built House Of The Year and was involved closely with a second House Of The Year winner, the quality simply could not be higher! There is so much love, time and skill that has gone into the creation of this masterpiece that I have a separate list to cover the reclaimed timber and stone.
The construction is predominantly schist with the interior timber being Heart Rimu with all door handles being handmade, a level of detail that simply doesn't go into a new home build anymore. With double glazing throughout and all external walls insulated you need never fear winter again.
Behind electric gates, the accommodation is arranged over 2 full floors measuring 310sqm comprising 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including master en-suite and walk in robe, striking living room open to a stunning kitchen dining family area and a separate sizeable office, perfect for this (almost) post Covid world for the home worker. Parking is catered for by a large 7x7sqm internal access garage while there is a magnificent 8x6sqm workshop designed to match the house as well as an 8x3sqm carport with sump and height for the boat. The gardens are pristine as you would expect for a home of this quality with a freshly oiled timber deck leading to the perfect lawn and raised borders and to the barbecue pergola, undercover cooking for both gas and wood.
Whenever I as an agent go into a home, I always look at ways to improve the property, it may be a redecoration or the creation of another room or extension, but on this occasion I don't believe this simply magnificent home can be improved!!
Trust me when I say this fine home needs to be seen to be believed.