Rare Preserved Victorian Treasure
2 Batger Road, Mt Eden
Batger House of Mt Eden – a timeless, elegant and rare Victorian gem preserved and cherished, and now presented to the market for the first time in 35 years. Built circa 1890 on an elevated 1341sqm (approx.) parcel of land, this is an iconic treasure of its time. A significant landmark of Auckland, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history, whilst looking forward into a future of uncompromised opportunities.
Backing onto Mt Eden, Batger House will enthral you with distinctive design features, proportions and craftmanship from a bygone era that are remarkable whilst alluring.
Designed by renowned architect, W. A. Holman, the house is one of the best-preserved Victorian villas in New Zealand, and to live here is to experience the all-encompassing, exquisite features of its time. Rare original cafted wall paneling, spiral staircase, decorative painted ceilings and even a turret with magnificent sweeping views out across both harbors. Two levels of living all in period style featuring five bedrooms, two living rooms and a contemporary luxury kitchen. Wine lovers will see the beauty of the basement which promises plenty of scope to be fitted as a wine cellar.
Inviting a family lifestyle of the highest order, with tranquil landscaped gardens, water feature and mature trees inviting birdsong – beholding a sense of peace exceptional to its close proximity to the city whilst on the doorstep of the bustling Mt Eden village.
The owners’ tireless dedication to sourcing antique furnishings and handcrafted pieces of furniture of its era have laid a pathway for exceptional opportunities for prospective buyers who may wish to partially convert Batger House into a boutique hotel (with council approval). With opportunity to purchase period pieces with the home, there truly lies an exciting new chapter to be written.
The heirloom residence is a statement of refined grandeur and old-world romance, a vision in white and sanctuary of peace amongst its green manicured lawns. The Queen of Mt Eden waits in hope for her new era of spectacular garden parties, chinks of champagne and all the visionary hopes and dreams of her new occupiers.
It is time to pass the baton to the next family.