south­ern splen­dour

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Realestate - words Han­nah Sil­ver­man pic­tures David Cronin

STO­RY­BOOK charm comes to life with this east­ern-sub­urbs prop­erty. Agent Oren Klemich de­scribes the i mpos­ing 15-room, dou­ble-storey home as ‘‘straight out of Gone With the Wind ’’ with its grand Amer­i­can south­ern-style ar­chi­tec­ture, soft pink hues, white tim­ber shut­ters and wide, sweep­ing ve­ran­das and bal­conies.

‘‘You could imag­ine Scar­lett O’Hara com­ing down the stairs be­ing watched by Rhett But­ler,’’ he says.

‘‘It cer­tainly has that south­ern Amer­i­can feel about it which makes it very un­usual ar­chi­tec­ture for Ade­laide.’’

Sur­rounded by beau­ti­fully es­tab­lished grounds, the home is well known and ad­mired in the area.

Built in 1925 by ar­chi­tects Gar­lick and Jack­mann, who also de­signed the Ade­laide Rail­way sta­tion and Prince Al­fred and St Peter’s colleges, the home’s paint­work was in­spired by the Royal Hawai­ian Ho­tel.

‘‘It’s a prop­erty that, over the years, has be­come a bit of an icon of the area,’’ Mr Klemich says.

The home boasts up to seven bed­rooms, three bath­rooms and a flex­i­ble floor plan.

‘‘When you walk through the door, you can feel the his­tory,’’ Mr Klemich says.

‘‘It’s just some­thing that you don’t see to­day, the style of ar­chi­tec­ture, the pro­por­tion of the rooms and just the mag­nif­i­cent way it’s been built.’’

Eight fire­places, oak pan­elling, box-beam ceil­ings and pol­ished jar­rah floors give the home a sense of class, while re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing, com­bus­tion and gas heat­ing, a se­cu­rity sys­tem and au­to­matic wa­ter­ing sys­tem of­fer the mod­ern con­ve­niences.

There is a for­mal sit­ting room, a for­mal din­ing room with stone fire­place and an ‘‘invit­ing’’ re­cep­tion room.

‘‘You walk into this mas­sive re­cep­tion area a you can just imag­ine a grand cock­tail party w a pi­ano play­ing and the host­ess walk­ing down t beau­ti­ful oak stairs,’’ Mr Klemich says.

The kitchen is ac­com­pa­nied by a pantry a a but­ler’s pantry which, Mr Klemich says, is ide for din­ner par­ties.

Up­stairs, there are four bed­rooms, in­clud­ing mas­ter bed­room with a dress­ing room and bal­cony.

Bed­room four, which also could be used as study, has ac­cess to a sun­room while a gra

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