One of many Backyard Metropolis’s most vital properties goes below the hammer in a mortgagee sale this month.
Cobham, in Merivale, is a Historic Locations Class 2-listed home that was designed by the famend England brothers, and constructed for wool auctioneer Henry Jennings in 1908.
A heritage evaluation by the Christchurch Metropolis Council notes the England Brothers had been identified for his or her “reasonably rambling, romantic, timber-beamed homes in quite a lot of kinds”.
The evaluation additionally says the 326 square-metre home has “cultural significance for example of a big early 20th-century suburban residence constructed for a neighborhood businessman. The dimensions of the dwelling and the vary of rooms it comprises replicate the lifestyle of its residents.”
There are additionally different architectural references: ”The dwelling Cobham reveals the affect of (architect) Charles Voysey in its gabled roof types and stucco cladding. The facade has two asymmetrical cross gables on the south, which sit low throughout the facade, and a single asymmetrical gable that sits throughout the north finish of the east facade.
“Motifs and timber work across the entrance porch should not untypical of the England brothers work. In 1950 alterations to the dwelling to accommodate two flats had been made. In 1981-82 it was returned to a single dwelling. The addition of a gabled wing to the rear of the constructing accommodates an extension to the lounge on the bottom flooring.”
The five-bedroom home, which has been modernised, options three residing rooms, and sits on 1085 sq. metres.
Itemizing agent Lewis Donaldson of Harcourts Gold Real Estate Group in Papanui says the “Grand Outdated Woman gives many tantalising causes to view and take into account with its fabulous character options, too many to say individually, however with huge areas, a hanging fashionable kitchen extension”.
Data present the home was final bought in 2016 for $957,000 and is owned by Inexpensive Heritage Housing Restricted – possession was transferred in 2017. The newest valuation (2019) places the CV at $1.43 million, down from $1.655 million in 2016.
The property can be auctioned by Harcourts on December 17, 2019.