A historic home

Hank Schouten at Stuff reports:

A Wellington home steeped in political history is being sold by the Government.

The red-brick house at 41 Pipitea St, Thorndon, was the home of prime ministers Sir Sidney Holland, Sir Walter Nash, Sir Keith Holyoake and Sir Geoffrey Palmer, as well as a string of Cabinet ministers, including Jim Sutton and most recently Nick Smith.

Tommy’s agent Steve Wagg said it was a huge 450-square-metre house with a large foyer and reception area, and six bedrooms.

About 10 interested parties went to an open home on Sunday, though he guessed its days as a family home were numbered because of its size and location in the heart of Thorndon.

That would be a pity. I’ve been to the house a few times, and it is a lovely home.  It would be a shame to see it demolished and turned into apartments or converted to an office.

It is in a superb location. I suspect it will go for a big price.

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