Gracious sandstone villa with enchanting grounds in exclusive position …
A once in a generation opportunity to secure an elegant sandstone residence of exceptional character embraced by sweeping grounds on one of the quietest of St Peters’ exclusive plane tree lined streets.
With only a handful of owners since it was built at the turn of last century, the current family have been the proud custodians for almost 30 years. With an eye for interior and garden design, they have beautifully restored and extended this magnificent villa to produce an exceptional family home of impressive proportion with a warm and timeless layered aesthetic spanning two stylish levels.
ENTRANCE & FORMAL ROOMS
Privately positioned with a wide street frontage, the magnificent sandstone façade is bound by a wisteria clad return veranda, with slate edged tessellated tiles bordered by clipped box.
A front door with etched glass panels opens to a grand central passage and formal living room boasting a marble fireplace, soaring ceilings and parquetry floors that reach through to distant open plan living. Of particular significance are two resplendent chandeliers that originally hung in the historic homestead “Linden”.
The splendid dining room with a French chandelier and marble fireplace will cater for the most glamorous dinner party or large family gatherings. A side door opens to the veranda, perfect for pre-dinner drinks overlooking the glorious side garden and lawn.
MASTER BEDROOM AND FAMILY ACCOMODATION
The spacious and flexible floorplan provides scope to configure family accommodation upstairs and downstairs as desired.
Forming a private sanctuary of understated luxury, the master bedroom enjoys peaceful garden views through double sash windows, and is adorned with a decorative plaster ceiling, antique basket chandelier, porcelain wall sconces and an open fireplace. A large ensuite boasts travertine tiles, tub and heated towel rail, whilst the adjacent walk-in robe opens to a side courtyard, as does the second bedroom with built-in robes.
Upstairs accommodation forms the ideal kids/teenage zone. Two sundrenched bedrooms with treetop views are large in scale with ample room for study. One includes a walk-in robe, whilst the other has built-in robes and a window seat. Both share a bathroom and living retreat or study area.
OPEN PLAN LIVING
Open plan living forms the warm heart of the home. This expansive and comfortable addition seamlessly extends the original footprint to incorporate stylish living, dining and a kitchen, and pays homage to the home’s refined heritage. Warmed by a gas fire with marble surround, a series of northerly facing French doors open to a pergola dressed in wisteria that overlooks the idyllic rear and side grounds.
The farmhouse style kitchen incorporates a deep double butler’s sink, European appliances and wrap-around marble counter tops and bench around which to gather. A walk-in pantry provides plenty of space for prep and storage with room for a second fridge.
Beneath, a roomy dry cellar will house the wine buff’s collection.
GROUNDS AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING
The home is surrounded by a superb garden of manicured hedging, lawns, majestic trees, and tranquil garden rooms, that forms both a peaceful haven and entertainer’s paradise.
From the dappled pergola for outdoor dining that hovers above a stunning formal terraced parterre, a wrought iron gate introduces a peaceful Tuscan style alfresco dining room nestled beneath Japanese maples with a soothing water feature and lily pond, and an adjacent lawn on which to play.
Access from Fourth Lane provides valuable off-street parking for several cars including a single car garage.
- Less than 6km to Victoria Square
- Wide tree lined street
- Northerly rear aspect
- Walk to Stephen Terrace shops & St Peters Bakery
- Close to Walkerville Terrace, The Avenues shopping
- Stroll to Linear Park, Hannaford Reserve, Joslin Reserve & Barry Messner Memorial Park
- Coveted school zoning to East Adelaide Primary & Marryatville High School
- Walking distance to St Peters College & East Adelaide Primary
- Minutes from St. Andrews School, Wilderness, PAC & other leading private schools
- Remote gate access from Fourth Lane
- Single garage + off street parking for additional vehicles
- Falcon gas cooker
- Miele dishwasher
- Fisher & Paykel fridge
- Pedestrian gate
- Remote gate entry
- Solar & gas hot water
- Ducted & zoned evaporative cooling & gas heating
- Instant gas fire
- Open fires
- Heated towel rails
- Plantation shutters
- Underground dry cellar with wine racks & storage shelving
- Built -in robes
- Roof space storage
- Mature landscaped grounds
- Automatic irrigation
- Lemon, Blood Orange, Kaffir Lime, Quince & Bay trees
- Wisteria trimmed veranda & pergola
- Rainwater tanks approximating 15,000L plumbed to house with isolation switch to mains water
Additional features of note
- Large family laundry and adjacent bathroom
- Marble fireplaces
- Parquetry floors
- Antique chandeliers
- Recently reroofed
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3