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Built c.1880 for solicitor and yachtsman Leonard Bakewell, this magnificent and distinguished sandstone fronted residence sits proudly on one of Adelaide’s grandest and most historic residential terraces. Overlooking the parklands and surrounded by stately homes, this landmark property on over 2000sqm of land has been masterfully restored and extended to achieve a beautiful balance between historic architectural features and contemporary luxury living. The large floorplan with north facing rear aspect offers the versatility to configure to suit one’s own lifestyle requirements, all within a stones throw of the CBD and North Adelaide’s cosmopolitan boutiques and eateries.
From the formal front garden with pond, fountain and original stone front wall, one ascends slate steps to a sweeping veranda with tessellated tiles and criss-cross balustrade. The impressive reception lobby with its own fireplace introduces unique rose motif leadlight, polished boards, soaring ceilings, decorative mouldings and cornicing featured throughout.
There is considerable scope to entertain with various formal and informal living spaces. A gracious formal drawing/living room sits at the front of the home with large sash windows affording parkland views, and French doors opening to the front veranda. Currently disposed as a fabulous home cinema room with raised seating platform, the original billiard room is vast, with features retained including lead light windows with window seats, beamed ceilings, central fireplace, and doors with veranda access. This room offers a myriad of uses and is perfect for large gatherings.
Family accommodation is spacious and built-in cabinetry extensive, comprising 5 beautifully presented bedrooms with one offering the flexibility for use as a formal dining room or further living space if so desired, and another with its own ensuite perfect for the guest or teenager. The sensational master bedroom is elegantly disposed with floor to ceiling robes, fireplace, garden views and opulent ensuite bathroom featuring dual vanities and soaking tub.
A large study/home office takes full advantage of the homes northerly aspect with views extending down the length of the court.
The jewel in the crown is the spectacular north-facing kitchen and living extension that has been cleverly conceived to provide seamless expansion to outdoor living and views over the court and beautifully landscaped gardens. With bespoke gloss cabinetry, a full range of integrated European appliances, stone countertops, central island bench and separate butler’s pantry, the designer kitchen sets the scene before stepping down to casual living and dining.
Clever design flawlessly extends the inside out with frameless glass bi-fold doors fusing the two into one huge integrated space for family and friends to enjoy. The undercover entertaining deck includes an outdoor kitchen with BBQ and Bose speakers. From here, watch tennis matches on the supergrasse N/S tennis court over lunch or under lights, and step down to the pool and spa with space to relax poolside. A glam outside powder and shower room is an added bonus.
This fabulous home is not only an entertainer’s paradise, but also the perfect family haven.
Additional Features of Note
• Historic residence built c.1880 with parkland frontage
• 2071 sqm land approx.
• Extensively upgraded and extended
• Adjacent parklands, minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, cosmopolitan O’Connell St, Prospect Rd, Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide Golf Course
• Zoned for North Adelaide Primary, Adelaide Botanic High and Adelaide High School
• Close to some of Adelaide’s leading private schools
• Integrated appliances include Siemens induction cooktop and dishwasher, 2 Miele ovens, combi-oven and coffee machine, Liebherr French door fridge/ freezer, Billy hot/cold tap
• Large laundry with room for second fridge
• 4 bathrooms
• Outdoor kitchen with Beefeater BBQ and sink
• Garage with auto panel lift doors and shed
• Glass fenced, magnesium pool
• Supergrasse tennis court with lights
• Mature gardens, hedges and lawns
• Ducted reverse cycle air- conditioning
• Monitored security
• Satellite TV
Built In Robes
Open Fire Place
Pool - Inground
Reverse Cycle Aircon
Spa - Outside