ABUNDANCE OF CHARM & CHARACTER!
PRICED TO SELL! This is an absolutely beautiful homestead with excellent street appeal. Set amongst tranquil gardens on a large 1,730sqm allotment in the historic township of Willunga. It is not heritage listed, features top quality extensions and renovations that have been built since the 1980’s that tastefully preserves the character of the original ‘Sturt Cottage’, said to have been built circa 1850. The 4 bedrooms and the living areas within the homestead are spacious and welcoming. Charming features that add ‘old world’ character include fire places, casement windows, exposed beams, handmade bricks and distinctive hand carved timber work. A major construction feature of the homestead are the unique hand-made red bricks from a church in Port Adelaide. A talking point at meal time will surely be the couple of possum paw imprints permanently fired into a few bricks used in the dining room wall, you’ll also find a special brick in one of the bedrooms. The warm glow of the timber with the red brick walls and handsome quarry tiled floors go together extremely well, making this a uniquely beautiful homestead.
Enter the large front sitting/lounge room through the front door, with its striking book-leaf slate fire place and two pairs of casement windows, and you are immediately immersed in the absolute charm of this unique homestead. The layout is very well designed and is fitted out for cosy winters and cool summers. There is an open fire in the sitting room and a slow combustion heater in the reading nook, and a slow combustion heater in the kitchen.
Two mezzanine areas add versatility for use as retreats, play spaces or extra sleeping areas. Other indoor spaces include a studio/office and large laundry.
The spacious kitchen includes plenty of bench and cupboard space, electric hot water booster, gas (bottle) cook top & electric oven. Not to mention the relaxing views out across the garden area.
The sun room off the kitchen/dine area opens out to the wonderful mature garden including a good array of fruit trees, meandering paths and plots across the back yard. It’s a true garden lover's paradise for year-round use and enjoyment.
Valuable environmental & energy cost saving initiatives include (approx) 40,000L rain water storage, solar hot water, 1 kW solar panels connected into the grid, and triple insulation in the ceilings.
Detached from the homestead and set in the gardens is a large fully lined shed that is suited for many uses; e.g. a games retreat, entertainment, etc. There is a shed/workshop further to the rear of the property. Other improvements on the property include a wood shed, garden shed and a poultry run.
All the shopping, services and attractions in the main street of Willunga are a comfortable stroll away. Attractions include the famous Willunga Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, the long-established Quarry Market and the monthly Artisans Market. The Willunga school, golf course and sporting facilities are all within the town limits.
Of equal appeal to most will be the 10 minute drive to the nearest beach and the fact that its only around 60 minutes to the Adelaide CBD via the Southern Express Way.