Don’t be deceived by the modest facade – The surprise is definitely on the inside
It is hard to know where to start when trying to describe this unique and historic home. You will just have to come and inspect to appreciate its charm.
The original structure was one of the first properties built in South Australia and arguably the first in Kensington. We believe this was around 1838/39. In 1853 the home was purchased by Mortimer Burman the sometimes publican of the Robin Hood Hotel and remained with his family and descendants for the next 114 years.
Well enough about the history, there is certainly plenty more of that to be pondered and discussed. Extensive renovations and additions were commenced in 2005 by the current trustees of the property and were carried on and are too many to list here. A detailed list is available on request.
Some of these include new heritage roofing, gutters, and downpipes, new floor joists fitted with Russian Baltic floorboards, salvaged period doors, and windows, fully rewired, new sewer and replumbed, all woodwork and internal walls, floors, and ceilings painted with eco-friendly Porters or Murobond, Danish Morso wood-burning heater and antique cast-iron mantle and the list goes on.
The quality additions were designed by Architect Richard Darroch and are sympathetic to the original structure. The home is currently disposed as 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 completely separate living areas, an open plan kitchen, and dining most of which opens out onto the most beautiful cottage courtyard garden. The property would definitely suit a growing family with its versatile floorplan.
Located on this small picture-perfect tree-lined suburban street just around the corner from Marryatville High, Loreto College, St Ignatius’ College, Pembroke College, and Mary MacKillop College.
Then there is Norwood Parade with its boutiques, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, etc., Burnside Village, what else could you ask for? If you are looking for a truly unique home then this could be the one for you.
There are many more features to discover if you make the effort to inspect this lovely home. It will certainly surprise you.
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