Gilberton 10 James Street
INSPECT TUESDAY 27/10/20 AT 1:00 - 1:30 PM, OR BY APPOINTMENT
OFFERS CLOSE CAMPAIGN CLOSING TUESDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2020 AT 12:00 NOON (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)
"THE COACH HOUSE" Introducing South Australia's most eminent and sympathetically restored Coach House (circa 1898) "Two Titles".
The "Coach House" was originally built for horse stabling for "Aston" - a gracious and substantial mansion located on Edwin Terrace, Gilberton.
The residence was most tastefully and immaculately refurbished, renovated and enhanced, under the watchful eye of renowned Melbourne Heritage Architect, Richard Falkinger AO.
The construction and blended stonework of this masterpiece is stunning, consisting of 19 Century bluestone, sandstone and red brick, creating a most timeless elegance both inside and out.
The masonry features of the Coach House were rejuvenated by leading Stonemason Algernon Van Der Hoeven, and with no expense spared, the Coach House was fully revived and brought back to its former glory, and is now a most elegant residence, that is most liveable throughout all the seasons. (Not only has the residence been beautifully restored on the exterior, but most importantly, has also been re-wired, and re-plumbed throughout).
The charter of this comprehensive transformation was to retain the historic charm of the original character features, as well as sympathetically incorporate current market expectations with contemporary, light filled living environments, in which to exist.
Internally, the home conveys a stylish and elegant ambience with cathedral ceilings, exposed lattice work beams, and of course, you are surrounded by the superbly crafted stonework.
The main and central living area (with gas fire place) is of gallery proportions, and is flooded with natural light from feature windows and boasts stunning vaulted ceilings, with ornate lattice work, all presented on timeless Italian Cross Cut Saturnia stone flooring with underfloor heating.
This most flexible and liveable area overlooks and opens by French doors to the generous courtyard (with generous Plane tree shade), with composite sandstone paving and is surrounded by the glorious botanic garden grounds.
A separate and spacious north facing sitting room is the recipient of abundant winter sun, and is complimented by a beautiful central gas fireplace, creating an ideal and quiet living zone.
The charming study with fireplace and built-in workstation, is also north facing.
The Jag kitchen, with concealed pantry, abundant cabinetry, and granite benchtops, is stylishly presented on Italian Saturnia flooring. This cleverly designed, modern kitchen is also well furnished with excellent appliances, including 2 x St. George ovens, 4 gas hotplates and a new 650 litre electric glass door refrigerator.
A more casual daily eating area is adjacent, and is comforted by a gas fireplace offering a most delightful breakfast spot to capture the morning sun, whilst overlooking the courtyard and reading the morning paper.
The beautiful botanic and particularly private grounds that encompass the residence, offer various settings to enjoy, including chateau style alfresco dining, extensive lawn area, ideal for children, grandchildren, or perhaps a marque, for that special occasion.
A prominent Plane tree provides the ultimate canopy of shade to the charming alfresco dining area in the summer months, then gradually sheds, to allow the winter sun to ideally intrude the residence during those cooler months.
Overall the terrace landscaping is cleverly designed conveying a feeling of great space, yet it is relatively easily maintained.
Accommodation is comfortable and versatile with the very generous master suite, being ideally located on the lower level, and showcases the most glorious garden outlooks from several windows, and with French doors opening to the courtyard.
The master suite also provides a walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom, with floor to ceiling marble tiles.
There is further accommodation upstairs comprising two very independent living wings, both with vaulted ceilings and accessed by their own staircases, allowing for great privacy, and anonymity.
The northern wing bedroom enjoys an ensuite bathroom, with spa bath, shower, toilet and a concealed northern barn window.
The southern bedroom wing is particularly generous in size, and could accommodate more than one bed, or for further living needs, such as a study or sitting area.
There are also Velux roof windows and shutter windows (in this bedroom), which assists in creating a light filled ambience.
This most admired executive or family residence, is like no other in the state, displaying a wealth of inherent, beautifully restored classic features that will only become more apparent over time.
The "Coach House" is also of architectural and historic interest, having associations with one of the original syndicate members of the renowned Kalgoorlie Gold Mines, Charles De Rose.
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- Land area approx 1072sqm