MODERNISED: This three-bedroom, freshly renovated home in the heart of Kopeopeo is empty and waiting for its new owners.

PERHAPS you’re not in a position to buy a brand-new home, but how about an older home that feels brand new?

This three-bedroom home in James Street, just a short walk from schools and the Kopeopeo shopping centre, has been beautifully renovated and is sitting empty waiting for its new owners to move in and enjoy.

It’s been freshly painted and with new flooring, including high quality wool carpet, professionally-made drapes and an updated kitchen with new stone benchtop and appliances, it feels like a new home.

Yet it comes with all the benefits of a well-established home including park-like grounds full of mature shrubs and fruit trees, and the character features and solid feel that you get with a 1950s build.

Constructed from solid plaster, it is wonderfully presented inside and out. Windows are plentiful throughout, and the bedrooms and living areas are filled with light, creating a welcoming atmosphere. While it retains some of its period features, including timber joinery and a concrete roof, it has been cleverly modernised in neutral tones.

There are three double bedrooms, all with good storage, a main bathroom and a second, separate toilet.

The home is insulated, top and bottom, has a log fire in the lounge, a heat pump in the adjacent dining room and a heat transfer system to circulate the warmth throughout the home.

The kitchen and living areas are at the front of the home, with the bedrooms to the rear where there is also a covered deck running the length of the house and overlooking the private north-facing back yard.

This is a wonderfully sunny spot in which to relax or enjoy a barbecue with friends.

For blokes in particular, there’s another bonus with this property that cannot go unmentioned – a massive 9.6 x 6-metre garage workshop with high stud and a high-pitched roof.

There is a lot going on here that isn’t obvious from the road because this really is a very private home.

BAYLEYS

42 James Street, Whakatane
Agent: Rhys Mischefski and Mikaela Pinkerton
Phone: 307 1595 or Rhys 027 457 8718, Mikaela 027 767 7013
Price: Sale by auction, September 11
Open home: Sunday 2-2.30pm