An outstanding offering as the ultimate family home at one of Adelaide’s most enviable addresses, this grand gentleman’s bungalow built circa 1925 and perfected in recent times with extensive upgrading has all the features for prestigious yet relaxed family living. Featuring a five bedroom home of almost 500m2 positioned on a 3,193m2 corner in the quiet heart of Malvern and with extensive gardens, north-south tennis court, swimming pool, outdoor entertaining pavilion, triple garage and guest studio, this is undoubtedly an exceptional opportunity.
Glimpsed through the front gates, the home extends graciously across the block on landscaped grounds providing privacy from the outside world. Sweeping lawns, mature trees, shady border gardens, beds of roses, all aspects are inviting and restful.
Wide verandahs wrap the western and northern wings, large gables, box windows, tapering stone pylons and an imposing semi-circular arched entry with a climbing rose, create a striking first impression. Beautiful freestone is laid above bluestone, feature glazed bricks, tessellated tiles, every detail is synonymous with the most refined and impressive examples of the era.
Entering the home the grand façade belies the practical living spaces within. Rooms and hallways are of lovely proportions and boast beautiful statement architectural features including high ceilings and stunning jarrah floors. Entering the front door with paned beveled glass and side panels, the wide entrance hall is designed for welcoming friends and guests and the hallways beyond then delineate the living spaces from the bedrooms. A beautiful formal lounge to the left of the entry boasts a wonderful box seat in the bay window and a feature fireplace. The perfect size of this room makes it just right for relaxing. The bay window provides an outlook to the street framed by the verandah arch.
Sliding doors open from the lounge into the adjacent formal dining room with imposing open fireplace. This grand room is flooded with light during the day through the north facing box window overlooking the rose garden. A door to the return verandah leads outdoors perfect for a pre-dinner drink overlooking the lawns and gardens.
The wine room is perfectly located as an internal room and is the ideal spot to enjoy a good film in the home theatre. Continuity of daylight is ensured here with the skylights fitted.
The rear wing of the home and at the centre of all entertaining and family activity is the spacious new open plan kitchen with stunning marble central work bench and breakfast bar overlooking the family room. Top-end appliances, sparkling finishes and generous storage make for an enviable work space. Windows to the north and south in the kitchen and family room allow for abundant light and provide an outlook across the terrace to the pool as well to the garden on the alternate side. The adjacent meals area overlooks the paved terrace with a water feature and offers an inviting view to the entrance of the tennis court beyond. The use of plantation shutters provide the perfect effect while light, bright tones in this space are complemented with beautiful Tasmanian Brush Box flooring.
The outdoor pavilion extends the family room space giving and room to gather and entertain casually. With café doors and an inbuilt gas fire the pavilion is perfect for all year round use. Cooking and food preparation is a breeze with the new outdoor kitchen and barbecue.
With a cellar accessed from the kitchen there is plenty of space for a serious wine collector or entertainer to accommodate a fine wine collection. The laundry is a dedicated workspace with room to work and store. Boasting a huge triple garage there is secure internal access through to the family room and kitchen. The rear entry is no less impressive than the front having being designed to replicate those proportions and style.
To the southern side of the home there are three bedrooms with a central two-way family bathroom. Bedroom two has walk-in robe and new ensuite with private access via an exterior door to the verandah. The master suite is perfect for parent privacy and boasts bedroom with feature fireplace, lovely light and outlook to the terrace. The walk-in robe has had a recent refit and is a separate room as is the new ensuite. Consistent with the whole home there is bountiful storage with extra built-ins.
The accommodation is completed with a guest studio to the rear of the home. With kitchenette and bathroom this also doubles as a change area for the pool or court and added preparation area for catering and entertaining in the pavilion.
The north-south tennis court is perfect for the next round of keen tennis players or a great space for children to run, ride and play. The pool can be viewed from the pavilion while adults relax.
Further garaging or storage in the form of a double garage with access from the street is ideal for the hobbyist, car enthusiast, boat owner or camper. There is room for the kitchen garden in this space and fruit trees add to the appeal of the garden
For the lucky new owners there is little more to do but feel confident they can add their own stamp to the home in the way of personal taste or preference, everything is done. Works have been completed with an eye for detail and for environmentally considerate water use.
Fantastic for entertaining, the home is perfect for bringing family and friends together. Unlike many grand properties all areas can be used and large numbers can be catered for simultaneously.
Central to so many popular schools and with Walford, Concordia and Highgate within walking distance, this home is so suited to families with school age children. Additionally there are the restaurants, cafes and shopping along Unley Road, at Mitcham and King William Road. There are many options for recreational activities and for those wishing to make the quick getaway at weekends, the Adelaide Hills and Coast are an easy drive via the freeway from Cross Road.
This home, large and elegant, with so many lovely features is now perfected for the modern family’s busy life.
• Brand new Kitchen: Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Ilve stove and double oven, 5 zone gas cooktop, marble bench tops, glass splashbacks, under sink hot water services and big pantry
• Cellar with racking and new entry access
• Monitored security system, accessed via smart phone
• Ceiling speakers
• Video intercom and Foxtel to family room, main suite and wine room
• 2 x 23,000L rainwater tanks plumbed to the house; upgraded bore to garden watering system; set up for solar installation
• Ducted reversed cycle air conditioning with remote control via smart phone and open fire places all working
• New outdoor kitchen and barbecue
• Swimming Pool: fully tiled, solar heated with solar blankets and pool cleaning system
• Floodlit tennis court
Land Size: 3193.00 sqm approx.
Building Size: 492.00 sqm approx.
Council Rates: $9,446.85.45 pa
Water Rates: $994.27 pq
ES Levy: $1,835.05 pa