BEO $980,000.00 - Residential House / Sold
Created: August 30, 2020 Last Update: March 26, 2021 Print
Area: Waikino
State: Waikino
Country: New Zealand
13 and 15 Banks Lane & 50 Old Waitekauri Rd
About This Property

This entire property includes the following addresses: 13 and 15 Banks Lane and 50 Old Waitekauri Rd.

Kept warm and toasty in the winter with two Fisher wood/wetback stoves, plus radiators in the hallways, this home is also super comfortable in summer when the doors open to the decks, native bush and the gentle breezes blow through the high stud rooms.

With four plus bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus office space off one of the two living rooms, this special home has ample space (278m 2 exclusive of garaging and sheds) for a family’s peaceful coexistence, not to mention Separate garaging with three phase power.

The outbuildings and extra titles adjacent to the home offer great opportunity for further development of accommodation for paying guests who are attracted by the fascinating history of Waikino and the associated activities, as well as the beauty of the Karangahake gorge with its walks and cycle routes.

If you and your family are looking for a lifestyle change that’s gets you away from 9-5 city living, this property could be the answer you are looking for!
Viewing is strictly by appointment on Sundays only. Please contact Paul to organise your private inspection.

Historical background to the property

The “Victoria Homestead” was built in 1898 by the Ohinemuri Mining Syndicate for the Victoria Battery Manager. It is constructed of beautiful native Kauri and Matai timber.

The homestead employed a Butler/Manservant, a Cook/Maid, a full time Gardener and a Coachman/Driver. A Blacksmiths premise on Lot 41 serviced the carriers and shoeing of the horses in the township.

The Victoria Stamping Battery closed in 1952 and the home was sold into private ownership in 1953. It is believed that when the Stamping Battery was demolished, most of the steel was shipped to Japan for the rebuild of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The fifth and current owners purchased the property in April 1983. The homestead has been re- roofed, re-piled, rewired and re-plumbed. The owners have allowed the original layout to stand proud with the addition of radiators in the hallways and Fisher wood stoves in the lounge and kitchen. All the doors, skirting and architraves were meticulously stripped to reveal the beautiful Kauri timber in its natural form. The six handcrafted floral scrolls in the hallway are a true reflection of the era.

The native bush has been fenced off for approximately 36 years; free of livestock to allow the bush to regenerate. From the stream running through the property to the many native birds and the over 100-year-old wisteria in the garden (planted by the Battery Managers wife), this is a property steeped in history. This property, still has so many opportunities to be unlocked in the future as the Waikino area is extremely popular for tourism.

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Property Details - This Property is Sold
  • Address: Waikino
  • Method of sale: By Negotiation
  • House size: 278 sqm
  • Land area: 8145 sqm
Additional Features
  • 2 Fireplaces
  • 2 Living Areas
  • 2+ Garaging
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Ensuite
Agent Information

Paul Burrows

  • Mobile : 027 280 5455
  • Position : Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Paul has resided in Aongatete for the last seven years and is passionate about the Western Bay of Plenty and its fantastic climate. Whilst enjoying family life…

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