The unassuming redbrick front of one of Adelaide‘s oldest cottages hides a spectacular modern home.
Built in the late 1840s, ‘Frew Manor’ in Fullarton, just 10 minutes’ drive from the heart of Adelaide, SA, was transformed beyond recognition in a six-month renovation completed by local architecture firm, Glasgow Hart, in 2021.
The four-bedroom home, which was was built for businessman James Frew and his wife, Jane Fullarton, is described as a ‘remarkable triumph of design’ that is ‘truly out of this world’.
Multiple sunlit living spaces are illuminated by clerestory windows, an architectural technique dating back to the temples of ancient Egypt that positions rows of windows above eye level to flood the interior with light, making the space feel bright, airy and considerably larger than its actual floor size.
All four bedrooms are king-sized, with the downstairs master boasting a hotel-inspired ensuite, a dressing room and the original timber herringbone ceiling which was painstakingly preserved in the building works.
The renovation has brilliantly blended historic character and contemporary charm, with state-of-the-art installations built into the heritage-listed features of the house.
The kitchen is kitted out with a walk-in pantry as well as the custom wine cellar that’s sure to impress guests.
Each of the three bathrooms boasts a freestanding tub and statement sinks that look more like something you’d find in a luxury hotel than a private family home.
Outside, a pavilion complete with a second kitchen, heated overheads and a surround sound system overlooks the landscaped garden and swimming pool.
Sprawled across 416 square metres, Frew Manor is more than twice the size of the average house in South Australia, which was 197sqm in 2018, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The house, which sits on 1,131 square metres of land, was one of the first buildings to be constructed in what was later to become the Unley Council area.
Its elevated position set back from the street offers privacy and silence from cars and passersby.
Listing agent Stephanie Williams, who is overseeing the sale of the property for luxury realtor Williams Real Estate, said ‘from the front door you will instantly feel like you’ve stepped into a Vogue magazine shoot’.
An asking price has not been disclosed but Ms Williams will be accepting expressions of interest for Frew Manor until 2pm on Wednesday, May 12.
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