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Open Dates:
  • Saturday 13 July 11:00am–11:40am & Sunday 14 July 11:00am–11:40am
Auction Date: Sunday 28 July 2:00pm

Luxury hillside retreat…


*This property is being auctioned with no price in line with current real estate legislation. The vendors have instructed us to provide no price guide and as a result, the agent is not able to guide or influence the market in terms of price. Should you be interested, we can provide you with a copy of recent local sales to help you in your value research.*

Discover the charm and luxury of 150 Institute Road, Montacute, a historic gem nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. This property offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still being just 10 minutes from the amenities of the eastern suburbs. As you approach, you’ll feel as though you’ve entered another world. The journey along the private road, flanked by majestic oak trees, sets the stage for what’s to come. As you meander down this enchanting path, the first glimpse of Ruthmary House emerges, leaving you in awe of its timeless beauty and elegance. This property is more than just a home; it’s a retreat that promises tranquillity and a connection to nature, all within a stone’s throw of the city.

Dating back to the 1800s, the original cottage has been thoughtfully extended into a luxurious home that perfectly balances historical charm with modern amenities. The property’s journey began with a gold mine at the front yard, now transformed into one of Adelaide’s most stunning hills homes. A winter creek with a charming bridge and a 120-year-old oak tree grace the front of the property, adding to its timeless appeal.

No expense was spared in crafting this extraordinary property, ensuring every detail exudes quality and elegance. The finest building materials were meticulously selected, including locally sourced stone from the property itself, adding a unique touch of authenticity. The grand entrance, highlighted by a magical dome skylight, sets the tone for the entire home, enveloping you in an atmosphere of unparalleled charm and sophistication. Every element of this home speaks to the dedication and care invested in its creation, making it a true masterpiece.

The front guest room offers stunning garden and creek views through bay windows, while the home office/study also overlooks the garden and expansive wrap-around verandah. A beautiful, light-filled family or sitting room enhances the home’s numerous living areas. The home is kept warm downstairs during winter with underfloor heating which is digitally controlled. Also located downstairs is the kitchen, bathed in natural light and offers views of the gardens from every angle. The spacious formal dining room, with its large windows, is perfect for entertaining in a more sophisticated atmosphere. The downstairs children’s bedroom features built-in robes and its own ensuite. Upstairs, a child’s dream bedroom features a large walk-in robe, a private balcony, and the enchanting feel of a treehouse hideaway. The downstairs living room offers garden views and easy entertaining, with double doors opening to the amazing verandah area.

Upstairs, the formal lounge has access to the balcony offering magical views, and you’ll be amazed by the huge library, complete with a masterpiece skylight and kitchenette. The main suite features a stunning ensuite with dual shower heads, basin, and a claw bath which looks out big cedar wood windows to the gardens. The updated laundry is equipped with Bosch appliances less than 12 months old.

Outside, the property boasts a fully lined, insulated rumpus room with reverse cycle air conditioning, ideal as a home office, gym, or teenagers’ retreat. Expansive shedding includes 3 car spaces plus a large workshop. For the green thumb, there is an extensive greenhouse perfect for growing your own fruit and vegetables.

Features we love about this dream home:

  • Digitally controlled under floor heating downstairs
  • Double glazed windows through most of the home
  • Ample storage solutions throughout
  • Magnificent handcrafted timber accents
  • Artisian stone flooring on bottom verandah
  • 54 panel solar system with 2 inverters
  • High end water filtration system
  • Multiple rain water tanks
  • Expansive shedding with 15 amp power
  • Dual access to the property from Institute Road
  • Ideal wedding venue (STCC)

This property is truly one that dreams are made of and an inspection is an absolute must. Experience a blend of historic elegance and modern comfort where no expense has been spared. The Montacute community is truly unique, with regular gatherings and enduring multi-generational families. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this stunning part of the Adelaide Hills.

Contact Rachel Lawrie from Ray White North Adelaide to express your interest in this unique property.

DISCLAIMER: We have used our best efforts to ensure the information in this document is accurate and true. However, we accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability for any errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or misstatements. Prospective purchasers should conduct their own inquiries to verify the information provided.

RLA 281212

Property Features

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Car spaces: 3


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