The Masters Lodge - Napier's Finest Small Hotel. With a reputation as one of the finest small hotels in the world The Masters Lodge awaits new owners to add another chapter to it's splendid story. It was the prime situation and breath-taking panorama that so enchanted tobacco entrepreneur Gerhard Husheer to purchase the home and commission Louis Hay to enlarge and decorate the house in 1930. It stands proud on Bluff Hill as a significant example of the Prairie architectural style, incorporating the arts and crafts, art nouveau and art deco movements. Napier being the Art Deco Capital, it has a following. The current owners have concentrated on enhancing the interior with exquisite attention to detail. Step inside the lovingly restored house and each room, nook or corner presents another surprise. Timber floors have been stripped back, carpets were especially crafted and prized art deco furniture and artworks sourced by the current owners intent on re-creating the home to its former glory. Antique radiograms, burr walnut dressers, elegant cocktail cabinets, inviting chaise longues, and lovingly restored suites, to name but a few of the treasures, grace the two living areas, the large dining room and across the 469sqm property. Four bedrooms in total, only two exclusively for guests. Both the Art Deco Suite and the Kidnappers Suite offer contemporary living complemented by art deco features such as the bay windows overlooking the ocean, bathrooms which retain their original, yet refurbished, lead lined baths, pedestal basins, original wall tiles and service cords and bells to summon assistance. Verandahs wrap around the home. An extension to the living areas they provide views over the native trees throughout the property which add to the tranquillity and attract native birds such as Tui and Kereru. Quite simply this Bluff Hill property is a prized possession, discerning purchasers will only be impressed.
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