In 1884 a block of land was purchased in Lowry Bay, Eastbourne and a residence fitting a Knight and his Lady was built - 'Taumaru' was born. In the following years this historical landmark served as hospital for returning soldiers during WW1. Turned back into a family residence it served as a home of grace and charm for Sir Francis & Lady Bell until his death in 1936.
Subsequent owners converted the property in two flats in 1949, and then in 1989 this gracious old lady was sold again and moved in five pieces to its current site in Otaihanga, and remodelled & renovated into the beautiful lady she is today, and in keeping with her famous past, became 'Lady Bell's Lodge'.
This stunning residence in the heart of the Kapiti Coast now awaits a new Knight & his Lady to be the guardians of this rare piece of New Zealand history, a once in a lifetime opportunity for the most discerning buyer.
Set on 4.4 acres of sub-divisible land, this grand old lady comprises 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 ensuites and 2 large living rooms. With high studs and hallways that go on forever, you really can get lost in this place!
Viewing is strictly by appointment only, so phone Dan today for your personal tour 021 511 178.
RV $1,075,000 (not indicative of market value).