Olivecombe: Prestigious Heritage Villa in College Park

16 Marlborough Street College Park SA 5069

bedrooms 4
bathrooms 2 cars 2
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The small, leafy enclave of College Park, where the median house price sits at A$993,000, is regarded as one of Adelaide’s most affluent neighbourhoods. In 2016, more than 70 per cent of all homes in the exclusive postcode were owner-occupied.

Taking its place amongst Marlborough Street’s many elegant heritage homes, this almost 140-year-old residence is befitting of its prestigious residential address.

Built by prominent builder Friedrich Dechert in 1883, this exceptional heritage gem known as ‘Olivecombe’ is a sight to behold.

Set behind a wrought iron fence and sprawling front gardens framed by hedges, this elegant residence commands a stately street presence.

As soon as you enter through the front door, which is embellished with beautiful stained glass, the home continues to reveal its elegant Victorian features. From the original timber floorboards and decorative fireplaces to the classic ceiling roses and servant bells, the home has gracefully retained its heritage grandeur and charm.

Perfect for the large family or avid entertainer, the residence boasts a palatial living room that connects to a classic home library decked out with timber shelving.

Continuing down the sophisticated entry hall, a formal dining room presents the ultimate space to host dinner parties. Crowned with a stunning chandelier that once hung in the Regent Theatre, this showpiece dining room is sure to impress.

Lending itself to more modern, open-plan living is the bright and airy kitchen and living zone. Equipped with Euro appliances and a marble island bench, the kitchen provides a more contemporary haven for the family to enjoy.

Below the light-filled living area, wine lovers will be able to house all of their finest drops in the expansive cellar.

Outside, residents will be able to enjoy an entertainer’s oasis where a solar-heated pool rests beneath towering palm trees. Sitting beside the pool area is a spacious entertaining pavilion boasting a kitchenette, Jetmaster fireplace, TV and speakers. Formerly stables, this poolside haven also incorporates a home gym.

Throughout the expansive Virginia Kennett-designed gardens are stunning dragon trees, ornamental pears, citrus trees and pristine clipped hedges, adding to the sense of prestige that pervades the property.

Back inside, the home offers four generously-sized bedrooms all with fireplaces and built-in wardrobes. Featuring a stylish double ensuite, charming bay window and spacious dressing room, the master bedroom is undoubtedly lavish.

Positioned within walking distance to Adelaide’s Botanical Gardens, Walkerville Terrace shopping and local cafes and pubs, this address could not be better placed for an exclusive and luxurious city lifestyle.

Offers for this College Park home are required by July 25 at 12pm.

ABOUT College Park

Source: RP Data

  • – A$993,000 Median House Price
  • – 70.4% of Homes are Owner-Occupied
  • – 773 Population
  • – 42 Average Age




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