Where a house aspires to greatness, it is especially important to excel at the fundamentals, and 14 Ironstone Road does so. Four bedrooms, an eight-acre block and two multi-winged levels make a lofty promise before the substance of the home has even been considered.
Hand-picked unique materials
The substance does not fall short, thanks to the meticulous craftsmanship of the current owners. Four years were spent amassing and integrating the materials that now comprise the home, striking and diverse components rich with character.
Whether it be Tasmanian Oak infused with the authority of a Port Adelaide courthouse, the aged, reddish hues of red gum from a Hahndorf saw mill, or the pale rural charm of limestone hewn from Western Australia or Monarto, every component adds to the space it inhabits.
High ceilings and immense spaces allow the home to fulfil this potential – most notably, an open-plan living area with fireplace, immense stone feature wall and cavernous ceiling spanned by several rustic timbers is magnificent.
The hand-picked elements fit snugly into place beside more contemporary features – including the sleek stainless steel of the kitchen’s contemporary appliances and bench tops, a luxury spa, and the tall, wide windows that drench the home in sunlight.
Chasing the sunlight are magnificent views and landscaped gardens providing perfect patches of greenery observable from all windows. An unbroken northerly view holds a serene stretch of gum trees, a crisp canvas of sky and a stretch of dam water that provides a rippling mirror of both.
Such idyllic scenes might make the City seem inconveniently remote, but from the green acres of this property it is only three minutes to the freeway and 25 minutes to the City centre.
14 Ironstone Road is on sale for $1.65 million, and is being represented by Arabella Hooper and Sarah Stewart of Harris Real Estate.
Images and floor plan can be viewed here.