The beauties of South Australia: The five currently listed homes you have to see

The beauties of South Australia: The five currently listed homes you have to see
The beauties of South Australia: The five currently listed homes you have to see

South Australia isn't a state that always gets a look in, however trawling the listings it's hard to see why. With a huge range of properties, and often with more affordable pricetags, there's no shortage of beautiful homes. From modern, recently-updated homes with every contemporary convenience, to slightly more rambling, crumbling heritage properties with their own quirky charm, it's unlikely you won't see it.

We've also added one extra for you at the end of the list, that's currently under contract, but that we couldn't bear skipping.

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5) 7 Myrtles Court, Medindie

This circa 1890 home 'The Myrtles' is a six-bedroom, four-bathroom home on 2,201 square metres of grounds.

The house itself, approximately 878 square metres, includes a great hall, a presidential study, a billiards room, home theatre, powder room, three connecting wine cellars and a separate au pair wing.

Outside includes a tennis court, heated pool and spa, and outdoor kitchen/barbecue area and secure garages for four cars.

It has been the set for film and television productions, including Golden Fiddles, Shine and McLeod's Daughters.

It last sold in 2007 for $3,900,000, having previously been bought in 2006 for $5,200,000.

The property was formerly home to Myles and Cathy Jayne Pearce who clashed with real estate identity Neil Jenman in the past over investigations into their business dealings.

In 2007, in a mortgagee in possession sale, not a single bid was made on the property despite a crowd of 200 showing up, reported Adelaide Now. 

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4) 329 Belair Road, Lynton

With an open for inspection this Sunday the 8th and Tuesday the 10th of December, this 1950s residence is home to the 'largest swimming pool in Adelaide'. Having been recently renovated to modern finishes, and located on three acres, the resort-style property also has extensive cellars "cut into the bed-rock".

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The pool is solar-heated, and it also comes with a gas-heated spa and a driveway with undercover carport that caters for up to 20 cars.

RP Data notes that the property last transacted in November 2010 for $2,780,000.

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3) 26 Wilsden Street, Walkerville

This home, 'Telowry' was built in 1900 for former-South Australian premier Henry Ayers' grandson.

On 2,670 square metres, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a number of fireplaces and traditional colonial features.

With a basement billiard room, which the listing notes was reported to be the 'original ballroom', a wine cellar and a tasting room, as well as a conservatory, it has a number of extra features worth a look.

The home also has a salt water solar-heated swimming pool and undercover parking for four vehicles.

It is currently asking for $2,900,000 plus. RP Data notes that it last sold for $675,000 in 1994.

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2) 3 Chilton Place, Upper Sturt

Offers closed this week for this $1,150,000 to $1,250,000 four-bedroom, four-bathroom house. It's the first time 'Chilton Estate' will have transacted in 40 years, and is surrounded by one acre of botanic gardens. It is located on five acres of land in total.

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It comes with a tennis court, lagoon inspired pool and four-person spa, a self-contained apartment downstairs, a teenage retreat, undercover parking for five vehicles, a 3,000 bottle wine cellar and wine bar, and a picnic area with a hut.

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1) 419 Glynburn Road, Leabrook

Five-bedroom four-bathroom Dawley was built in 1905 for the Downer family. On a one acre block and 'for sale by tender' closing on December 18, it's not going to be around for long.

Including a swimming pool, rose beds and verandahs outside, as well as an original croquet lawn and sweeping grounds, it is said to have been one of the meeting places for Adelaide's high profile residents.

The home includes a downstairs retreat that was originally built as a servants area, store rooms and a generous cellar. An entertainment area with bi-fold doors, a deck and a cellar are also included, along with a reception room, a cloakroom, a heated spa and a large gazebo.

With land area of 4,092 square metres there are marquees are on the front lawns and garages.

It last sold in 1999 for $1,780,000.

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BONUS PROPERTY: 24 Brougham Place, North Adelaide

Currently under contract, this 1890s beautiful Bluestone home is also known as 'St Margarets' and Adelaide City Heritage notes that the original owner was Arthur Waterhouse, the son of T.G. Waterhouse who owned Waterhouse Chambers. Waterhouse Chambers is the oldest shop in Adelaide.' T.G. Waterhouse was also involved in the establishment of the Bank of Adelaide.

Originally, the roof was made from slate, later to be replaced by corrugated galvanised iron. The heritage site also notes that the porch's mosaic floor is apparently from an excavation in Greece.

Expressions of interest for the seven-bedroom, three-bathroom home ended in October (hence why it is our bonus property).

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Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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