To the Manor Born!
An outstanding Gentleman’s Residence of some 600 sqm of beautifully preserved and maintained accommodation of two stories, including a free standing 2 bedroom chauffeur’s cottage, so well situated on some 2,140 sqm (approx.) of land amongst stunning manicured gardens on one of North Adelaide’s most prized tree lined streets.
Buxton Manor, circa 1908/9, was designed by well known Adelaide architect Fredrick Dancker for Adelaide solicitor F.J. Fisher. Other Dancker landmarks included “Adare” at Victor harbour, “Attunga” at Toorak Gardens, Botanical Gardens Headquarters and the Queen Victoria Hospital to name just a few. With its extensive use of decorative brickwork, exotic timbers, French Marseille tiled roof, Buxton Manor is a distinctive example of Adelaide’s Only Arts and Crafts Country house in the manner of William Morris.
Currently disposed of as four massive apartments, plus a 2 bedroom cottage of 76sq metres, the property could continue as it is happily, or be easily re-converted back to the grand single residence it was prior to the second world war.
There is an endless variety of uses that can be made of this amazing, versatile property.
The present Vendors have owned Buxton Manor for over 30 years and lavished detailed care and maintenance on the property whilst keeping it purposely in its very original & pristine condition. It has had an illustrious social and cultural history befitting the grandeur of its built form.
The home is currently configured as follows:
Reception Rooms: 6
There are a myriad of wonderful and original architectural features of the early 1900’s era, including beautiful diamond leadlight windows, incredible plaster work, ornate mantle and over mantles, magnificent light fittings, and wallpaper friezes and hand French polished timber finishes throughout.
The manor sits on massive bluestone foundation with extra thick 4 inch double brick cavity walls.
Enter the property in style via one of the two brick driveways that deliver you into a world of a bygone era.
Imagine your childhood in the beautiful well established gardens complete with delightful trees, standard roses, and expansive lawned areas.
And its only 2km from the CBD!
This is a rare, unique and exciting opportunity to purchase a Landmark property in this tightly held precinct of North Adelaide.
Please call Richard Colley on 0418 827 710 to arrange a viewing.