5 4 7 877m²
Best Offers by Tuesday 5th August 2014 at 5pm.
Stop to admire, and you'd be quick to assume the imposing, stately presence of this epic period property must bare some sort of historical relevance. And you'd be right!
Built in 1889, this heritage-listed landmark was the original Adelaide School for Girls - later to become the Centre of Performing Arts, before its eventual pass to private hands.
But journey beyond the confines of its beautiful facade, and you'll instantly discover why assumptions turn to unrivalled delight. Nothing can prepare you for this...
Along with your preconceptions of what a home can be, the hustle and bustle of Grote Street evaporates on entry to a grand reception - even the silence is beautiful.
The ground floor, set across approx. 400sqm, is simply a journey of endless discovery, bound only by the highest ceilings and your imagination - is this going to be the grandest of homes, a fully functioning workplace, or both?
The original section of the ground floor has been restored to its formidable former glory with precision - every square inch of the billiard room, library, gym, media room/office and the first of your 5 bedrooms retains its original allure with elegant ease.
Keep moving to uncover the undisputed contemporary masterpiece - a newly built extension headlined by an open-plan living room dressed in the finest finishes.
The stunning kitchen, blessed with sleek stone, cool white cabinetry and shimmering stainless steel, is only rivalled by the neighbouring indoor pond and a timber-decked courtyard - a private and highly secure urban oasis.
A master bedroom and ensuite with private access to a second courtyard is the final reminder that, amongst the historical grandness, your need for all things modern is satisfied.
Venture up the lavish oak staircase to the 350sqm second floor with the same exquisite themes as its lower ground counterpart - the best of 'now' and 'then'.
Your imagination will run wild again - the separate private access from street level suggests level 2 can be a proud home in its own right. And it can...
The newly built kitchen blessed with a gargantuan stone island bench, dynamic tiled floors, sweeping breakfast bar and views of the neighbouring expansive living room is a subtle reminder of your proximity to an Adelaide icon - the walls of the Adelaide Central Markets can be seen but its sounds can not be heard.
Three more bedrooms find their place - each bigger than the last, but all would demand master status in any other home.
The official master here is headlined by the same original light-grabbing windows seen throughout - this time, the light elegantly illuminates a custom-built island powder room.
The two remaining bathrooms share that modernity you've come to expect by now - each designed with the same dynamic style and flair as both kitchens.
The encore comes from your quaint, west-facing balcony - the place to ponder, to soak up your rich, historical solitude amongst the energy of Adelaide's finest city precinct. After all, you are now a part of something truly special.
More reasons why we love this home:
- Ultimate location next to Adelaide Central Market on Grote St
- Fully restored
- Potential for 6 bedrooms
- Highly secure with automatic gated entrance and video surveillance
- Car access via 3 locations
- Triple garage and single garage plus room for more secure car parks
- 4 property access points including separate entry to second floor
- Original ornate period features throughout
- Reverse cycle ducted heating and cooling, plus Nobo heating units throughout
- Very quiet -thermal window sheeting throughout
- Carbon filter water system
- Curtaining and roman throughout
- All roller door/automated gate motors have been replaced
- New Asko downstairs dishwasher
- LG air-conditioning unit installed in the original downstairs building
- Hand forged steel meshed front security door
- All salt damp restoration work to property
- Double-glazing to upstairs bedrooms
ct / 5881/472
council / city of adelaide
zone / cc
built / 1889
land / 877m2
internal / 820m2
council rates / $3858.20pa
water / $546.93pq