17 Martin Road, Hahndorf, SA, 5245
Air Conditioning,Fireplace(s),Security Alarm,Garden,Secure Parking,Formal Lounge,Separate Dining,Terrace-Balcony
A highly desirable property, offering distinctive character, and enviable large acreage. A premium location, just 18 minutes" drive to the Tollgate and less than 40 minutes from the city"s International Airport.
Accessed via a long, sealed driveway, lined with a stand of majestic oaks, East Glen is admired by all who visit the property. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and versatile estate, located on the very doorstep of the Adelaide Hills"s premier tourist township and in the heart of the world class Adelaide Hills wine region. Tightly held during its history, East Glen is coming onto the market for the first time in 20 years.
Featuring two substantial modern homes, each in its own distinctive garden setting and located sufficiently distant apart to ensure maximum privacy. The main residence, was designed by Adelaide architect Robert G Williams. The house is designed in Palladian style, which is noted for its symmetry, proportion and use of classical forms and decorative motifs. The house features double brick cavity walls, 14 ft ceilings, ornate cornices, partial stone flooring and exquisite antique European mantlepieces.
Constructed on the site of the former 19th Century farmhouse, the house displays great attention to detail, with columns and pediments, heritage Palladian interior colours and authentic Palladian-style door furniture/fittings. The lofty ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and elevated arched windows, dressed with luxuriant silk curtains, enhance the light and views from every room.
The main residences" master suite enjoys a wonderful view of the Adelaide Hills escarpment. The ensuite features marble flooring, separate shower an antique claw-footed bathtub retrieved from the original farmhouse. Radiant heating runs throughout and the home remains cool in summer due to the double brick cavity construction. The heart of the house is the huge stone-floored kitchen and informal dining area, which features white marble counter tops and high-quality cabinetry. Two huge adjoining living areas offer large open fireplaces, with 17th and 18th Century French stone and marble mantlepieces.
The house has been augmented with the addition of a conservatory and a magnificent tessellated tile verandah, takes advantage of the garden setting, adding a distinctly Australian touch to this additional entertaining area.
The house enjoys wonderful open views, yet remains private and quiet within its own extensive grounds. Over time, the garden has been transformed to a lower maintenance park setting, all automatically watered by a reticulation system. This is pump fed from two three dams, which can be supplemented by drawing from the property"s bore. The property has a water licence allocation of 3,486KL"s p/a.
The second house at East Glen began life as a dairy and was later extensively redeveloped as a substantial family home. The house also features high quality fittings, with solid timber cabinetry in the kitchen and informal family room and extensive storage space. Underfloor heating and air-conditioning has been installed throughout. The adjoining garden is fenced and private, while the house has a large verandah and paved area for outdoor entertaining. There is also a large three-bay storage shed and a separate carport.
East Glen also offers significant farm shedding, stabling and garaging improvements. The property has a horse training round yard, arena, cattle yards and a hay shed.
A compelling property - a serene rural refuge, captivating and offering an unequalled opportunity for a variety of lifestyle and commercial pursuits. A rare opportunity to acquire a truly tranquil and beautiful rural estate yet closer to the Adelaide CBD than many of its suburban areas. East Glen awaits the next owner privileged to share and shape its evolving history.
- Bedrooms: 6
- Bathrooms: 5
- Cars: 8