The landmark Dulwich House is an exquisite offering in the blue-ribbon eastern suburbs of Adelaide. This ionic property is one of the finest properties to be offered on the Adelaide Real Estate market this year, says real estate agent Toop & Toop.
A landmark residence of immense importance and potential, on a prominent corner allotment of 4,793 square metres approximately, with two street frontages and comprising Dulwich House homestead with extensive cellar rooms, sublime heritage gardens, out buildings and stable.
The substantial landholding around Dulwich House offers potential for North South tennis court and swimming pool or a land division off Everett Avenue, both subject to the necessary Council consents.
Constructed in 1895 and home to several prominent South Australians, Dulwich House embraces a truly elegant lifestyle. It has enjoyed icon status for over a century in the premium blue ribbon eastern suburbs of Dulwich, Rose Park and Toorak Gardens.
The garden of Dulwich House has been recognised as one of Adelaide’s finest for more than 50 years. From the street only glimpses of the residence and gardens are visible, but for family and invited guests, a majestic driveway with central circular turnout, accessed from both streets, will take them on an impromptu tour of these rare and breathtaking grounds.
Marble chequer board paving provides a grand entry into Dulwich House, but it is the grandeur of the main entrance hall with its lofty ceilings and exquisite chandelier set against a backdrop of bold ornate plasterwork that will capture everyone’s attention and completely enthral.
Formal rooms on either side of the hall are equally impressive. Both feature very gracious bay windows and large marble fireplaces. The sitting room has magnificent picture windows which bring views of the spacious front garden inside the home. Across the hall in the majestic dining room, history could reveal the delights of the dinner parties and celebrations it has hosted.
Step back in time and enjoy the large farmhouse kitchen. There is a breakfast room off the kitchen, plus flower room or Butler’s pantry across the passage. Once outside feel a sense of excitement as an old stone wall next to the home, reveals the secret of the cellar steps behind. Remarkably easy to descend, it is a delight to re-fresh in the coolness of the air and the space below. Large architectural archways and separately roomed areas must have been a wonderful cool room for produce and wine over the decades.
The accommodation areas, now ready for the exquisite materials and fittings of contemporary living, feature dimensions and layouts which would suit dressing rooms, ensuites and bedrooms with lounge areas. Presently, the main bedroom at the front of the home has bathroom and marble fireplaces in both bedroom and lounge area, while the second bedroom also has bathroom facilities and the third bedroom offers self contained living with lounge, bedroom, fireplace, bathroom and sun room.
Behind the residence on the northerly side, vegetable gardens, a fruit tree orchard, garden shedding and remarkable espaliered fruit trees offer glimpses of what life would have been like so many years ago. On the westerly boundary there is a lovely old coach house and stable which now provides garaging.
Dulwich House. A unique country estate in cosmopolitan city!
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Toop Real Estate Group
South Australia’s largest independent residential real estate agency and the most highly awarded in the nation was founded by Anthony Toop. It has become a national icon in marketing and selling in the residential real estate industry having won National Real Estate Agency of the Year in 2007 and is the only real estate agency in the industry’s REISA Hall of Fame. Toop&Toop is also the only real estate agency in the Family Business Association Hall of Fame as an iconic business in South Australia. Founded by Anthony in 1985 has won virtually every major state and national business award since 1993 - and has received recognition both nationally and internationally for achievements in business excellence. In April 2009 Anthony was recognized nationally by the Real Estate Institute of Australia by receiving the nations “Community Service Award” for work done with charities and with the Community. He also received the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Long Life Leadership regional recognition in December 2008 the “Legacy Honour 2008”.http://www.toop.com.au
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