Aldgate 17 Arkaba Road

20 beds 6 baths 2 cars House

Historic St Joseph's Convent (Circa 1902).

Historic St. Joseph’s Convent (Circa 1902) Built for distinguished mid north pastoralist Michael Hawker as his summer residence.
This magnificent mansion is superbly elevated amidst four hectares approximately of stunning terraced gardens and sweeping park grounds.
Several significant outbuildings surround the glorious main residence including a beautifully crafted chapel (Circa 1952) a thirty room dormitory, meeting hall and conference room and several smaller utility outbuildings. Large wine cellar and two tennis courts.
The main residence is breathtaking with many of its original features in place including grand reception hallway, classic fireplaces, ornate ceilings and polished floorboards. Gracious formal living areas encompass the central reception hallway. Gallery size kitchen study and large cellar complete the lower level. Upstairs boasts a stunning circular landing which is surrounded by excellent accommodation and private rooms which overlook the stunning garden estate.
The Chapel (Circa 1952) is character, light filled and generous in dimensions with private priest rooms and a confession room. A substantial thirty room dormitory (Circa 1973) which is in excellent condition with all bedrooms having built in sink/wet areas and robes all enjoying stunning views across the Botanic grounds. There are also excellent bathroom and kitchen facilities on both levels. The meeting hall and conference rooms which are adjoined are perfect for educational or training purposes through to private entertaining functions as there are kitchen facilities on site. A rare residential and/or commercial opportunity to secure one of Adelaide’s most historic and significant estates with enormous potential to further enhance and upgrade the main residence to its former glory as a family estate or perhaps even more suitably utilized in its current state as a convent, given the significant and established outbuildings which are of great added value.

17 Arkaba Road, Aldgate
20 6 2
Sold $100,000

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