Luxurious Adelaide Hills masterpiece with resort-style grounds, hotel-like vibes, in-ground pool & beautiful courtyard …
Drawing on the Balinese building tradition of a floorplan encompassing separate pavilions to serve different functions, this home cleverly defines each living zone for practical use for today’s modern family on (approx.) 3,679sqm.
From the road, the automated gate draws back to reveal a multi-level botanic-like garden of grand proportions. The lower-level motor court provides off-street and double, side-by-side garaging for guests, or take the curved ascending driveway, past the hand-laid stone walls and manicured gardens to arrive at house-level, where you’ll find a 3-vehicle carport.
If you choose the garden’s central stone staircase as your entry point, you will arrive at the formal entrance, a magnificent spot to take in the spectacular elevated views over the garden. Over-sized timber eves shelter the front of the home and hover over the tiled walkway that expands the width of the house.
Double glass doors open to unveil a stunning wide hallway with bamboo timber floors, high coffered ceilings and 3 intricately woven pendant lights that draw your eye towards the large pane of glass at the end of the hall, revealing a tranquil courtyard garden with water feature.
The first living zone is behind the delicate double sliding Shoji Japanese screens with their translucent sheets set in a lattice framework. This formal living room is bathed in northern light and has another connecting room with built-in cabinetry for home office use. This room also has direct access to a parking area, which could be ideal for a small home business.
The central wide hall leads to the quiet, peaceful rear primary suite. This main bedroom has a ceiling fan, TV provision, a walk-in robe, and direct access to the private outdoor oasis. The exclusive luxury resort ensuite bathroom is captivating. Taking pride of place is a solid marble stand-alone bath fabricated from a singular piece of stone. Matching dual vanities also showcase marble basins, a hidden shower & toilet. Completing this divine 5-star spa-like experience is the tropical courtyard garden in full view behind an oversized glass window. The high walls of the courtyard have a stone finish, and this Zen zone is perfect for relaxing and re-charging.
The laundry has many storage spaces and has direct access to the rear services area. An impressive powder room is off the main hall with linen storage.
The second living zone in the centre of the home is an open-plan kitchen, dining and family area with a wood-burning Chazelle fireplace and decorative timber ceiling fans. A full butler’s pantry services a modern central kitchen with an island bench and a purposefully integrated seating area. The kitchen features Essa stone bench tops, 900mm wide Belling double oven with grill and 5 burner gas cooktop, Bosch dishwasher and an overhead canopy. A bench-height bi-fold door is a servery to the rear courtyard winter garden. This spot offers a decorative thatched ceiling dining area and an outdoor open fireplace with a path leading to the gorgeous purpose-built pizza oven.
The home is characterised by its interplay of materials, which flow internally and externally to showcase smooth stone walls, wood-framed windows, textured walls, and decorative elements from the owner’s tropical Asian travels. The passive building techniques mean louvre windows and flow-through zones cool the home in summer, with underfloor heating providing a gentle ambience during winter.
Double timber sliding doors from the central living area lead you to your private pool and cabana. The complete private villa experience is captured within this space. Decking surrounds the in-ground pool and designated seating areas with spot lighting, creating intriguing corners of the alfresco entertaining area. Stepping down to the customised cabana, the music system extends to this area to entertain your guests, and you’ll find a ceiling fan, wet bar and space for a large dining table.
Entirely surrounded by tropical plants, a meandering path leads you through and down to the lower-level motor court.
A carefully curated selection of trees and plants responds to the Adelaide Hills climate and the unique resort-style experience, with tropical plants thriving in their own micro-climate in this hill’s setting. The property weaves and intertwines the formal structured gardens of the tiered front elevation, showcasing deciduous European trees and an expansive lawn with the tropical leafy pool area and Japanese elements dotted around in a nod to the Asian continent.
The home’s third and final pavilion is accessed through a double-glass window corridor. This family living zone is best defined as a self-sufficient quarter for children or extended family. There are three bedrooms with walk-in robes, a large 3-way family bathroom with high-end fixtures and fittings, and an additional vanity in the shower/bath area. A large open-plan living room features a kitchenette and built-in desk spaces with direct access to the pool.
Short walk to the villages of Stirling and Aldgate, close to cafes, shops, Stangate House and Woorabinda Reserve.
• Bruen stone construction
• Windows and doors are UPVC double-glazed
• Underfloor heating in living areas
• Ceiling fans throughout
• Integrated audio and visual system to bedroom, office, living areas, winter courtyard and pool
• Temperature-controlled hot water
• Hettich soft-close drawers in kitchen plus centre island ice-bucket
• High ceilings throughout
• Fruit trees and vegetable garden plus chicken run
• 70,000L water tank storage, optional mains or rainwater to house plus fire hose connected to 2 tanks
• Outdoor shower
• Solar panels 5KW
• Carport with built-in storage
• In-ground electric heated Magna mineral pool
• Pizza oven
• Extensive garden lighting
• Partial Irrigation system to garden
• 3-phase power
• Garden sheds
• Service area with clothesline
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Car spaces: 5