golden days are here to stay in paeroa
This Paeroa property, which started living from the gold refinery, has disappeared, but its history and versatility mean that there is still a lot to cherish.
The landmark properties of Greg and Katie Weite have a large building, including their home
Bedroom apartment, huge antique gallery/shop, art studio and large workshop.
Greg is an antique dealer and furniture maker, while the artist\'s wife Katie is coloring and making stained glass.
The charm of this historic building made them come to Paeroa from Onehunga in 1999.
Greg said: \"We have always liked the old buildings, which are very versatile and you have limited imagination.
\"Big, original, Ferro-
Cement building with their gallery
Built in 1895, the plant is a New Zealand gold refinery fully put into operation by the National Bank in 1914.
Adjacent timber buildings (
Main homes and apartments now)
The refinery staff were added, and the corrugated iron also had an early large-scale expansion. Greg explains.
\"Now all the bars have disappeared from the windows, but the security is very high, as they store gold worth millions of dollars here at any time.
\"When the supply of gold is reduced, the refinery stops extracting impurities from precious metals, and the subsequent occupants of the building include an underwear factory and a wood removal shop.
A large renovation of the waiting personnel includes the merger of two smaller homes, forming the main house and insulation, reroooying and rewiring.
About 1200 ponga fences around the hotel are reminiscent of pa.
Two wooden double doors
Very safe street parking.
Pass the entrance to the store and you will find the entrance to the porch of their home. Off the match-
The corridor is lined with wood
Master bedroom with floor and first bathroom with restored clawfoot bath. The 5m-
The stud lounge is kept warm in winter by the efficient fireplace register set up around kauri.
The polished concrete floor continued into the kitchen, where the couple installed a working coal yard in a refurbished brick chimney.
Comes with a stainless steel stove, dishwasher and refrigerator, as well as a thick kauri bench with glass and wooden cabinets
The front compartment of Smith and Courtney\'s former habedasselli department.
Greg described a large adjoining room (
Second bathroom and laundry room on one side)
As their official restaurant
Extra bedroom-cum office\".
Life flows to the deck and outdoor entertainment areas.
There is a door from the kitchen to the gallery with a mezzanine bedroom on it, which is easy to reach from the main residence and is considered a part.
Greg said that their family functions are excellent because they often entertain and museum staff and antique dealers from all over the world are visiting.
Tourists are always \"blown away\" by everything the hotel has to offer \".
Big Iron-cement gallery-
The antique shops that are mainly engaged in business are dripping with Ivy houses (
Named after the previous location).
This is a striking space with a cathedral.
Like the ceiling in rimu, decorated with thick ceiling beams.
A large and original part of the front door of the delivery was split into Katie\'s studio.
Greg made exquisite furniture in the corrugated iron workshop.
There is also a corrugated iron shed lined to be integrated into a compact iron shed
Bedroom apartment or other development.
\"If we were in Eden Hill, we would sell it for millions of dollars,\" Greg added with a smile . \".
The couple, a loyal fan of Paeroa, plan to keep a New Zealand base there after moving the focus from this historic property to a thriving overseas business.
They are now in Bali for a long time, where they moved to a Java Villa and faithfully fixed it;
Now it is named Villa Aroha for rent.