This prestigious property is an architectural masterpiece that integrates the original heritage-listed 19th century 'White's Row Cottages' and 21st century craftsmanship and luxury. The large 798m2 allotment is in a secluded and quiet rural area between historic Willunga and Aldinga Beach, and mains power and water is connected. It is designed with the flexible use of the spaces in mind; e.g. a family home, a retreat, 2 or 3 partitioned rooms for AirB&B, etc.
The 'White's Row Cottages' have largely stayed in their original condition for over 160 years, since being built in c1841 by Samuel White to accommodate workers at his new flour mill. From 1948 to 2017 the same family had owned the property for use as their private weekend retreat.
In 2017 the current owners, with a vision that is matched by few, purchased the property and set about preserving the historical building and creating something very special.
The owners have reluctantly instructed us to SELL their labour of love, because just prior to the completion of the near 2 year project to build their new home, the owners had to make a permanent move interstate to take up a recent major job opportunity.
The owners' vision was respectfully brought to life through an expert team that consisted of heritage architect (Pippa Buckberry of Anaglypta Architecture), engineers, a master builder, award-winning stone mason, and associated tradespeople. The project started with the conversion and repair of the cottage stone work, and where possible, the original Willunga slate floors were taken up and expertly re-laid.
The row cottage component of the much larger contemporary home has now been transformed into luxurious personal quarters, and this includes the master bedroom, a large walk-in-robe, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, and a snug room.
3 separate hallways connect the original c1841 cottage to the modern additions of this beautiful house, and those additions include a large living room, kitchen, butler's pantry, 2 luxurious modern bathrooms and a laundry.
A comfortable temperature is maintained year round with a split RC air conditioner in each of the master bedroom, lounge, and kitchen/living room; aided by the thick masonry walls in the row cottage section and the double-glazed windows in the new additions.
The house is set in a picturesque rural setting, and the owners were adamant during the planning stages that those surrounding vistas would be visible from the indoor living areas and the large undercover outdoor deck that the living room opens onto. This has been accomplished by the use of vast double glazed glass walls, and this enables family and friends to enjoy the views of the adjacent vineyard, majestic gums and creek bed from anywhere in the living area.
The home includes features that are to be expected in such a prestigious property, including:-
* Under floor heating in wet areas
* High efficiency 5kw solar system
* Cat 6 ethernet cable
* Security system
* 22,500L rainwater tank
* 6.1m x 3.6m carport with concrete floor & remote control roller door
* Fully landscaped around the house
This beautiful property will appeal to anyone who is looking for a unique piece of local history that is beautifully integrated with luxurious modern architecture.
What is sure to be of equal appeal is the fact that this magnificent property is only a short drive to the shopping, schools, services and attractions in Willunga, McLaren Vale and Aldinga Beach, and is only around 45 comfortable minutes to the Adelaide CBD via the Southern Express Way.
This is a unique and special property that anyone would be thrilled to own and share with their family and friends.
Call Ross Coleman for more information or to arrange your inspection.