Sarjeant House Wanganui
The large Italianate Villa stands proud on a ridge in Bell Street Wanganui, just a couple of blocks from the city centre.
Articles read the house built in 1907 using Rimu, Matai, Totara and Kaurit and that no expense was spared in building Sarjeant House. While over 100 years on its former grandeur is still readily apparent, much work has been done since David & Marina purchased the property in May 2018.
The façade is close to being completed and the ground floor as been repainted, furnished and repaired.
This historic Villa was built by Henry and Ellen Sarjeant, from sketches she had taken whilst on honeymoon in Lake Como Italy. In 1912 Henry went on to generously donate a huge sum of money. Equivalent of over $70 million in today’s terms, to establish Sarjeant Gallery “as a means of inspiration for ourselves and those who come after us”.
We have opened three rooms on Air BNB for guests to explore and see Sarjeant House for themselves. If your visiting Wanganui we would love to have you stay with us here at Sarjeant House. See our three rooms available below and click on the pictures to be taken to their respective listings on Air BnB.
Check out beautiful features the house has to offer yet the poor condition prior to Villa Services starting renovations. Watch this space and stay connected with the progress of the restoration.
Some Photo/s & Articles courtesy of Sarjeant Gallery