This iconic, 1880s 2-storey villa boasts all the character you could hope would be retained in this well-maintained heritage listed building! Formally a convent, St Catherine's, the space and location allow multiple options, be it a family haven, B&B or a work from home scenario. Built for a Sea Captain's mistress, the very best of native timbers and imported materials are still reflected here today. A thoughtfully configured home boasts bedroom options on both the ground and top floors, with the master and 3 other bedrooms or another living room located on the upper level and enjoying access to the veranda and harbour views. The well-appointed kitchen has been kept in character. In the large lounge a log burner contributes to the warm and inviting ambience; beyond, the striking entry foyer and Kauri staircase the dedicated laundry room enhances practicality, while a powder room and good storage are a further bonus. Two parlour rooms either side of the grand foyer are like most of the interior, resplendent with period features of pressed tin ceilings, dado rails, wainscoting, bayed windows, original fire surrounds, stained glass and French doors. Outside, the expansive section is the perfect place for the kids to play and pets to roam, while double garaging and off-street parking complete the appeal. The eminently peaceful and picturesque setting belies the homes proximity to schools, popular cafes, bars and restaurants, and every other amenity one could wish for. Viewing is an experience and the opportunity to own this special property is not to be missed. Come and see the grace and space!