“MOORFIELD” A GRACIOUS VILLA RESIDENCE CIRCA 1863
A rare opportunity to acquire an historic example of Adelaide’s early history, “MOORFIELD” was built in the gracious mid Victorian era, when Adelaide was only 27 years old. This unique and stately residence of immense charm and generous proportions, is set in an extensive native garden on a 3000 sqm (approx.) corner allotment, allowing front and rear entry. Positioned 10 minutes from Adelaide city and 10 minutes from the beach, the location allows time to relax after a busy day.
The house, some would say mansion, has 9 main rooms, with formal rooms of generous proportions. The drawing and dining rooms have original ceiling roses and decor, with French doors leading to a terrace on the eastern side. There is no doubt that this was built as a family home, allowing flexible use of the rooms. The drawing room is graced with a large bay window, and a fireplace which warms the entire room in the coldest of winters.
The updated kitchen has granite bench tops, gas cooktop, two ovens, butler’s pantry, full walk in pantry, and a full sized dry wine cellar.
Outbuildings include stables with hay loft, tack room currently disposed as a studio, large purpose built laundry with extensive storage space, bathroom/change room for the swimming pool, and a distinctive garden shed.
At the corner of the property, is a superb lych gate leading to a colonnaded archway and entertaining pavilion. Other features of the grounds are a walled bird garden, large fish pond and Native Australian shrubs and trees in raised garden beds, which make a wonderful setting for family weddings and other celebrations.
There is potential for a sensitive approach to future development/subdivision of this property, subject to council consent.
This wonderful family home is offered on the market for the first time in 35 years, and is your opportunity to secure this most admired landmark residence.