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Grand bluestone villa with sweeping grounds c.1885 …
A once in a generation opportunity to secure a significant family home of exceptional character in one of Adelaide’s most prized eastern suburb pockets.
This gracious bluestone villa of grand proportions is without doubt one of Maylands’ finest and most admired residences. Having stood the test of time, this outstanding property offers stunning Victorian features, an expansive and highly versatile floorplan spanning two levels, sweeping grounds with a N/S tennis court, and a superb renovation by renowned architect Rob Williams.
With a rich family pedigree, the home was built c.1885 and owned by Maylands identity Frank John Woodcock, a successful carriage and later car dealer from around 1890 until his death in 1936. His daughter’s family remained in the home until the 1950s. The current family have been the proud custodians for 30 years, and in that time have meticulously restored and extended the house and grounds to accommodate their active family.
ENTRANCE & HERITAGE FEATURES
With a wide street frontage on arguably the most beautiful of Maylands’ wide treelined streets, the façade is a particularly fine example of refined Victorian architecture, with a lace trimmed return verandah, tessellated tiles, alternate picked quoins, ornamental finials, decorative plaster embellishment and wrought iron gates that originally stood at the Adelaide Zoo.
The traditional and flexible floorplan is intersected by a long central arched hallway that introduces soaring ceilings and decorative ceiling roses.
The formal rooms are large in proportion and rich in adornment. A palatial sitting room is elegantly appointed with a marble fireplace, pressed metal ceiling, grand rose, long sash windows and a glass paned door opening to the verandah.
With a fireplace and French doors, the dining room provides a sensational expanse in which to host the most glamourous dinner party or large family gathering.
MASTER SUITE AND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
Set over 2 levels with room to accommodate a large brood, there is tremendous scope to configure bedrooms, study spaces or additional living areas to suit one’s requirements.
Downstairs currently comprises 4 bedrooms, or 3 plus a study. The superb master, bathed in morning sunshine through double sash widows with leadlight detail, forms a serene retreat. A walk-in robe links to a delightful heritage-style ensuite.
Upstairs is the architecturally designed kids/teenage zone. Two bedrooms, both with built-in robes, dormer windows, integrated bookshelves and desk space are cleverly intersected by a bathroom and spacious study/ home office with two workstations.
A masterclass of sympathetic architecture, the line between the home’s original footprint and the contemporary living addition have been expertly blurred both inside and outside.
Spacious and comfortable informal living pays homage to the home’s Victorian heritage, with ceiling rose, cornicing and gracious sash windows.
Forming the warm heart of the home for everyday family enjoyment or entertaining on a large scale, custom designed kitchen and casual meals bask in idyllic views across the grounds and tennis court through a large conservatory style bay punctuated by full length windows and French doors.
The kitchen incorporates extensive cabinetry, a range of European appliances and a wrap-around bench that forms a central social hub.
As one of the largest landholdings in Maylands, the home is embraced by sweeping park-like lawns, mature trees, pretty plantings, shady nooks and a N/S synthetic tennis court. The ultimate urban paradise for young and old, enjoy tennis parties during the day or under lights, backyard cricket or footy matches on the expansive lawn, dappled alfresco dining bound by hydrangeas and roses, and glorious sunsets.
- Large landholding of approx. 1776 sqm
- Less than 6km to Victoria Square
- Wide tree lined street in a premium and highly sought-after eastern suburb location
- Walk to boutique shopping, eateries, and the village vibe of Magill Road & The Parade
- Walk to the popular Maylands Hotel & Cruikshank Reserve
- Centrally located close to Pembroke, St Ignatius, Loreto, PAC, St Peters College
- Zoned to Adelaide Botanic & Adelaide High School; East Adelaide & Trinity Gardens Schools
- Synthetic surface
- Basketball ring
- Large double garage with remote entry and storage space
- Additional driveway parking
- Smeg oven & gas cooktop and rangehood
- Ilve microwave
- Siemens dishwasher
- Ducted R/C air-conditioning
- Ensuite and main bathroom heat lamp
- Original fireplaces
Additional features of note
- Large family laundry with outside access
- Heritage style family bathroom with separate WC
- Parquetry floors
- Abundant lime tree
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 3
- Car spaces: 2