Thames | 104 Clarence Street
There is beauty in good design, and when you visit Clarence House, you'll appreciate the passion, the planning and the attention to detail that have gone into her creation. Cook Sargisson architecture, built by master craftsmen, realised in a home which expresses simple elegance.
Situated in a quiet street, on a completely level site and just a short stroll to town, this property has been thoughtfully landscaped for pleasure and ease of living. The home is connected to the landscape, not only via the private garden, but also through carefully framed views of the hills that surround the town.
Open plan living on the ground floor features soaring sarked ceilings, American oak flooring, and full height windows to fill the space with natural light. The kitchen is a masterpiece of design, with a marble-topped island, handcrafted cabinetry and all the bells and whistles to excite your inner gastronome. French doors open wide for easy access to the spacious covered deck and front garden. This is where friends and family gather, and there is space galore!
The adjoining living room can be opened up as an extension of the family space, or completely closed off for cosy ambience. A wide gallery connects the main living spaces to the pretty powder room, generous master suite, delightful laundry and large double garage and storage room. While the interiors are spacious, you also get the benefit of an energy efficient home courtesy of central heating, double glazing and full insulation, making this a home for all seasons.
Native timbers feature large in this stunning home, and there is an obvious love and respect for wood in the crafting and display. Most of the interior doors are handcrafted in kauri, and the rimu panelling and trims in the bathrooms and kitchen highlight the unique beauty of this natural material. Italian tiles have been used extensively in the bathrooms, completed to the highest standard.
You can retire or relocate to a home of the very highest pedigree, with every aspect thoughtfully attended to, within a working town, a bustling community and a beautiful natural environment. It is the uncompromising approach to design and build that marks this very special home as a legacy - timeless, hardwearing and quite simply a joy to be in.