The perfect meeting of highly desirable locale and luxurious living in Glenelg South.
Surrounded by an esteemed pocket of character homes on Penzance Street, this magnificently updated C.1917 Torrens titled character home in a highly sought-after location offers the pinnacle of luxury property moments to the beach in Glenelg South.
Boasting five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three plus living spaces and a study, a generous floor plan and 725m2 allotment allows plenty of versatility to cater to your own needs, whether it's more bedrooms for the large family, or more living spaces for the busy entertainer.
Behind pretty established gardens, a timeless red brick façade, original terracotta 'Marseille' tiled roof, return verandah and striking leadlight make for an ageless street presence.
Step into the large entry hall between lofty ceilings, pendant lighting and original timber floors to be immediately met with a sense of the grandeur to come. To your right, a majestic study with an original fireplace and a wall-to-wall built-in desk creates a fantastic home office base.
Also facing the front of the home, the huge main bedroom suite includes a mood-setting gas log fireplace, a large modern walk-in robe with sensor lighting, and an exceptional ensuite. Enjoy a palette of neutral earthy tones over Terrazzo tiles and underfloor heating, a sleek vanity with a large sink under feature lighting, a heated towel rail and a large walk-in rain shower.
Moving down a lengthy central hallway to uncover a striking formal lounge defined by a tiled original fireplace, decorative leadlight windows, a classic picture rail and a decorative ceiling, plus two further double bedrooms with built-in storage and plantation shutters or more feature leadlight.
Completed in 2009, emerge in the spectacular extension onto hardwood floors to find a wonderful open plan living space and JAG kitchen that seamlessly integrates outdoor living, including a sumptuous mosaic-tiled swimming pool. First, find the fully-tiled main bathroom offering a walk-in shower, a kid-friendly bathtub, louvre windows and heated towel rails, plus a large laundry with plenty of storage.
The open plan living begins with an outstanding gourmet kitchen centring under an artful pendant light around the Caesarstone-topped island breakfast bar.
Set into an abundance of cabinetry and bench space you'll find dual Siemens ovens, a Miele gas cooktop and an integrated Bosch dishwasher, while around the corner, a spacious butler's pantry includes a double sink and tons of storage. You'll find a sneaky wine storage room tucked around the corner, too.
The dining and living space expand under a towering, raked ceiling, with cleverly placed wall-top windows facing both east and ensuring an abundance of natural light all day long. Windows run the length of the north wall overlooking the deck and outdoor living space, with dual sets of glass doors connecting you to the great outdoors – and boy are they great.
An innovative Vergola rises over the outdoor entertaining, allowing you to dine under the sun or seal out the elements at whim. With plenty of room for a long dining table or lounge setting, it's easy to imagine dining Alfresco on weekends while the kids keep themselves entertained in the pool.
Tiled in dark blue mosaic tiles and wrapped in moody granite pavers, the pool area steps it up with an uber stylish pool house and adjacent fourth bedroom or living space. Including a kitchenette and ceiling fan, feature wall panelling and chic Terrazzo tiles, plus a very stylish large bedroom and ensuite, it's the perfect teen retreat, guest's quarters, or summer living space.
Completing the picture for aesthetics and functionality, find a garden area around the side set under three very established trees. Offering a lawn ideal for pets, a lush garden bed and all your service needs, from storage and rainwater tanks to the clothesline. Attention to detail has been paid at every stage of elevating this Glenelg South family home.
Based on Penzance, enjoy enviable access to the seemingly endless dining and boutique shopping options of Pier Street, Broadway and Glenelg's Jetty Road, while there's an easy school commute on offer no matter your preferences.
More features to love:
- Inground mosaic tiled solar-heated swimming pool with waterfall feature and lighting
- Pool house with living space, kitchenette, large bedroom/rumpus room and modern bathroom
- Ducted gas heating throughout solid brick original home, split system A/C to extension and studio plus ceiling fans to most main rooms
- Carport for 1-2 cars and further secure parking on exposed aggregate driveway
- Instant gas hot water system
- 3kW solar system installed 2010
- Extensive rainwater storage of 20,000L plumbed to house and garden plus powered shed
- Zoned to Glenelg Primary and the esteemed Brighton Secondary, walking distance to Sacred Heart College, St Peter's Woodlands Grammar and Our Lady of Grace School and within the catchment area for Somerton Park Kindergarten
- Easy access to Brighton Road and Pier Street bus stops plus Glenelg trams to the CBD
- Just 800m to the Esplanade, 3.7km to Westfield Marion and just over 8km to the Adelaide CBD
Land Size: 725sqm
Year Built: 1917
Council: City of Holdfast Bay
Council Rates: $2,958.80PA
SA Water: $300.61PQ
ES Levy: $273PA
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