Presenting unquestionably South Australia's most significant and substantial residential estate being offered for public sale for the first time in over 160 years.
Bishop's Court has been the residence of every Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide since construction was completed in 1857, and offers a peerless and generational chance of acquisition to secure a magnificent family mansion on sprawling park grounds, overlooking Palmer Gardens, St Peter's Cathedral, the city skyline and Mt Lofty Ranges beyond.
This substantial landmark residence is beautifully balanced, sited on a commanding and unrepeatable landholding of some 5,300sqm (approx.) of prime, blue-chip North Adelaide land, including magnificent stone outbuildings, botanical gardens and boasting two street frontages being Palmer Place and Ward Street, both with vehicular access.
The residence of some seventeen main rooms, has been well maintained and provides for superb formal and gracious living and entertaining on the lower level, including gallery sized drawing room with French doors opening to the stunning gardens, elegant formal sitting room (with slow combustion wood heater) which adjoins the most gracious formal dining room (also with open fireplace), with all of these rooms enjoying splendid garden views.
The mid 19th-century internal features that adorn this historic masterpiece are in magnificent condition, with superb timber panelling, lofty ceilings with ornate cornices, high skirting boards and open fireplaces throughout.
The disposition of the home is mostly and ideally in its original state with superb and gracious living areas on the lower level, along with particularly generous accommodation on the upper level.
The very generous kitchen has been designed to comfortably cater for large scale hosting, whether it be for the adjacent formal dining room and formal sitting room, or the more casual family room to the other side of the kitchen.
There are several other valuable rooms on the lower level, including the meeting room, study and a most beautiful chapel, which was sympathetically added in 1912 to seamlessly blend into the main residence.
Servicing the lower level is a dedicated bathroom and second toilet, which is valuable when entertaining on a large scale.
The upper level of this family home presents seven generous bedrooms (if so desired) and an office, along with three bathrooms in total.
The master suite is most generous in size, has built in robes and a fireplace, as well as a dedicated ensuite bathroom and sitting room, and enjoys absolutely glorious views over Palmer Gardens and the CBD.
The other 6 bedrooms also have picturesque outlooks over your own private and botanic grounds.
Bedrooms 2 through 5 are serviced by the second bathroom located adjacent to the stairwell.
Bedrooms 6 and 7 are conveniently located away from the main bedrooms, and form their own guest suite, complete with dedicated bathroom, providing valuable privacy and space for visiting family and friends.
The garden grounds are sprawling and would comfortably cope with the addition of an international sized north/south tennis court, and large swimming pool without diminishing the beautiful garden grounds.
The impressive landholding also has potential to add further outbuilding amenities such as further substantial garaging, a pool house or the like (subject to council and state heritage consents).
The release of Bishop's Court is not only significant in terms of top end residential real estate in South Australia, but also the premium nature of the position, landholding, magnificent and historic residence, however more so the rareness of an offering of this calibre, condition and size, in the most sought-after and whisper quiet position in North Adelaide.
AGENT: JAMIE BROWN 0413 000 887