A home of incredible beauty set on expansive landscaped grounds awaits you on one of Adelaide's most prestigious and desirable stretches of real estate.
Built circa 1900 for The Mayor of Adelaide Arthur Wellington Ware and situated on 4,007 square metres, this magnificent and visually striking bay window villa of thirteen principal rooms offers the finest living and entertaining in Adelaide. Extensively renovated throughout and modernised over the past few years this grand home is a truly rare lifestyle offering, only three kilometres from the city. With over 650 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space in the main residence there is another 220 square metres of living space in the two storey coach house that is situated towards the rear of this impressive estate.
The main residence encompasses four bedrooms, two with en-suites. The master bedroom is grand in its scale and is a perfect parents' sanctuary. All four bedrooms are carpeted as is the large study with built in joinery at the front of the home. There are five fully functional Jetmaster fireplaces throughout the residence plus a combustion wood fireplace in the casual living area. Rooms of generous proportions with 3.8 metre ceilings, plantation shutters and polished floorboards throughout create a sense of grandeur in a free flowing layout providing a tranquil, sun bathed ambience. Two industrial sized reverse cycle ducted air-conditioning units service the home perfectly in either the hotter or colder months of the year.
As you enter the property, intricate mosaic flooring and polished timber floorboards guide the way to a grand central reception area graced by a truly spectacular authentic French chandelier plus marble fireplace. Imposing antique wooden and stone pillars complete this room and frame the incredible vista that lies beyond including an enormous wisteria covered limestone arbour. Exuding opulence, the gracious formal dining room features spectacular chandeliers and grand marble fireplaces, sure to create an intimate setting for any occasion. Large bi-folding doors open to the spectacular bay window drawing room, an awe inspiring room fit for pre-dinner drinks and appetisers.
With fabulous views overlooking the extensive grounds the spacious, sun filled, north facing casual living room and kitchen is the ideal place for everyday living. There is a large full height, two room cellar beneath the kitchen capable of storing over 3,000 bottles of wine in custom made racking.
The long, grand courtyard hall tiled in marble captures the essence of true indoor and outdoor living all year round. Its unique custom designed aluminium and stainless steel roofing allowing sunlight and warmth to seep in during the days whilst automatically closing to adapt to cool and wet weather conditions.
At the end of the hall, a majestic Italian stone and glass archway provides the backdrop and entrance way to the paved and landscaped outdoor entertaining area. With built in fireplace, pergola and timber lined ceilings and substantial mature hedging this is a most inviting and functional living space particularly in the summer months as it adjoins the arbour and solar heated in-ground swimming pool.
Reminiscent of its historic past, the original coach house these days is a character laden, modern and stylish four bedroom residence with complete kitchen, two bathrooms and two living areas that overlooks the championship, floodlit tennis court. Perfect for visitors or extended family the coach house would also make an ideal teenager’s retreat or completely separate private abode for young adults not yet ready to leave the family nest, but desirous of their independence.
The stately and sweeping grounds of this home are truly spectacular in their own right with extensive easy to maintain gardens and lawns with numerous mature Canary Island Palm trees and mature hedging. With private parking onsite for four cars under cover there is also enough space to build garaging to house a substantial car and, or boating collection should you desire.
This coveted stretch of prime real estate provides quick and easy access to several of Adelaide’s best private schools like Wilderness School, St Peter’s College and Prince Alfred College and is an easy walk to the shopping, cafe and restaurants strips of Melbourne Street and O’Connell Street in North Adelaide. The revitalised Riverside Precinct and Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Aquatic Centre, North Adelaide Golf Club with its two courses and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre are all within three kilometres.
Like a rare diamond, this stunning home represents a lifestyle offering unlike any other in Adelaide.
Land Size: 4007.00 sqm approx.
Council Rates: $8,790.05 pa
Water Rates: $984.46 pq
ES Levy: $1,746.40 pa