Ilam’s Hidden Sanctuary
A Canadian architecturally-inspired two-storeyed family home with upstairs balconies, built by Clyde Drinnan. First time available on the market.
Quiet back section. House exceptionally sunny and private. Intimate garden has trees or a hedge on four sides. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two garages – both with large, built-in shelves. Parking area can hold six cars. Outdoor Los Angeles spa with tiled, fenced enclosure and sail-cloth roof.
Open plan living area with separate laundry and bathroom.
Close to Canterbury University, its sports fields and the University’s Ilam Gardens.
Exceptionally warm in winter and excellent temperature control all year round with air conditioning in summer. Double-glazed throughout with French doors downstairs and onto upstairs balconies.
Mitsubishi 15kW heat pump in room under stairs. Heated or cooled air is distributed through underfloor ducts both downstairs and upstairs. Six ducts downstairs, and four upstairs.
Garden professionally landscaped; Alexandra schist patio with a long pergola that supports four purple wisteria.
Monitored Code 9 alarm (with $500 radio connection after fibre-optic cable installed). WiFi connected to Fibre-optic cable.
Provision for disabled person: Stairlift. Ramps could be constructed for two low steps at front door and for low French door opening onto terrace.
Construction: Three upstairs balconies inset in a Mansard roof. Top roof slightly peaked. Excellent insulation: Summerhill stone construction with a space for studs and then foil Gibraltar board. Stucco at upper ends of house. Fibreglass batts in ceiling. The heating ducts were set in the solid concrete floor. Flyscreens upstairs and downstairs. Original plans and specifications available.
Minor EQC and insurance repairs completed. The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority wrote on 4 July, 2011 to confirm our property at 12 Maidstone Road had been zoned in the green (go) zone. “You may have already visited the www.landcheck.org.nz website to confirm this.” The property is in the Technical category TC1 grey zone (meaning future land damage from liquefaction unlikely). No liquefaction during the earthquakes.
In school zones of Burnside and Riccarton High Schools, Ilam and Westburn (primary) Schools and several preschools.
Close to Waimairi shops and midway between Fendalton Mall and Church Corner shopping centres.
Dish for Sky TV
Chattels: All high quality drapes have insulated linings. All carpets, except for that in one bedroom, are commercial grade with rubber underlay. White rugs to be removed. All white-ware included – refrigerators, freezer, washing machine, drier, microwave. (Second refrigerator is in garage.) New electrically operated stairlift which could be removed if not needed. All hanging lights, excluding one above the dining table, (which will be replaced). Kitchen and bathroom rugs and outside mats.
*Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from RPNZ/ Property Guru/ Land Information New Zealand/ Christchurch City Council/ CERA and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.
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12 Maidstone Road, Ilam