Situated on the tree-lined First Avenue in St Peters, this Victorian era villa retains many of its heritage features while also having a modern feel, thanks to a significant renovation by current owner Julia Hanxhari.
An experienced renovator, Julia says she was initially attracted to the house by its heritage features and the sense of privacy provided by the large front yard.
She was also drawn to the area for its parks and schools and short distance to The Parade and the Adelaide CBD.
“We fell in love with the high ceilings, the windows, the fireplaces and the Victorian features of the home – the ceiling roses, the hallway and the arches,” says Julia.
“Also, the privacy in the front yard. The house is quite set back from the street, giving us a sense of peace and tranquillity.
“There are the mature trees, the jacarandas and then also some of the plants that are around the front garden, giving you that privacy set back from the street and shade as well.
“The back garden, again, we absolutely loved and the children loved the verandah area. There’s a lot of plants and trees around that area and also in the backyard.”
The home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms with luxurious living spaces on a block of 731sqm.
The light and airy renovation lets the villa’s original elements shine with soaring 3.6-metre-high decorative ceilings, hallway arches, ornate fireplaces and engineered oak floors.
Although Julia loved the historic features of Glencoe, she decided it needed updating and embarked on a four-month full renovation of the house.
She enlisted local interior designer Penny Crompton to help with the selection, including the brass, the curved vanities, the mirrors and the marble throughout the house.
“We had a vision to create a space where the vibe of the house is warm and textual and we used natural tones throughout,” says Julia.
“We wanted a modern flow through the house while also staying true to its heritage, so we ended up with white bright paint and wardrobes, natural carpets and timber, all the things that we think lends itself well to the style of the home – so making it modern, but also preserving its heritage and period features.”
The owners decided to retain the footprint of the rear extension and celebrated its church-style windows that let natural light into the rear family room and new kitchen.
Stunning bathrooms include a main bathroom with a freestanding tub and a marble tile feature wall.
Now, two and a half years later, Julia is now looking to sell Glencoe so she can be closer to family.
“We really love the home, but we wanted to be a bit closer to my family,” she says.
“They live further up in the Hills, so we decided to sell the home, but we absolutely love the property.”
The home has been listed for sale with a price guide of $2.8 million.