JOHNSONVILLE "CHERSWUD" HISTORIC LANDMARK HOME
Generous family living, olde worlde elegance with contemporary character
Rarely do homes like this come to market. "Cherswud' has had only a few loving owners in its 100 year history. Originally built by Robert Hogg, Politician, Editor in Chief and Published Poet, "Cherswud" proudly reflects his Scottish heritage.
Showcasing stunning original features and boasting five generous bedrooms (or four doubles and an office);
Separate formal lounge
Separate formal dining room
Modern kitchen with induction hob and wall oven
Large adjoining separate laundry with space for an additional fridge and storage which could be described as a Butlers pantry
Fabulous spacious conservatory leading out to the deck and the easy care garden and attractive grounds.
Bathed in all day sun - morning coffee in the conservatory or on the deck and cocktails under the willow tree in the evening and watch as the sun sets.
Single Garage with three off street parks on 21m2 road reserve
"Cherswud" is an entertainer's paradise and was previously a very popular Bed and Breakfast. Fully fenced, set back from the street, kiddie friendly and private.
This property could suit a Professional working from home, Doctor, Solicitor, Physiotherapist etc., - loads of options here - how convenient to be able to buy an outstanding residence and work out of your home.
10 min drive to CBD. On the bus stop. This is a rare opportunity to view this piece of Wellington history and make it yours!
Call Joy Baker
for your personal appointment to view or come to my open home.
Further information of interest on the property has been written by my vendors.
"Here are some of the links I have to Robert Hogg, the chap who built Cherswud and lived here till he died in 1945. I have some further hard copy information also, including a photo of him sitting in the downstairs office.
You can see that he was a very active socialist who campaigned for worker's rights - particularly those of women. He was a contemporary of Michael Joseph Savage (NZ's first Labour PM) as you can see from the first photo. He was very influential in early Labour politics. He was Editor of a number of publications, notably NZ Truth, until he fell out with them about politics!
He and his wife, Mary, bequeathed their considerable collection of books to the Alexander Turnbull Library - and the books are the reason the floors are so strong in the house!
We have an original publication of one of his poetry anthologies (he wrote many under the name Robin Blochairn) and the plaque above the front door hides an amusing story of the early days in the neighbourhood".