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Property Spotlight – Seaside luxury meets historic charm in Semaphore home


Sitting on the coastal strip of LeFevre Peninsula and set on a wide, illustrious street, is one of the finest in the suburb of Semaphore. 19 South Terrace is infused with heritage and seaside charm, without sacrifice of luxury or practicality.

Seaside luxury and historic charm

Constructed in 1898 by a successful LeMessurier Timber Merchant Company manager, the home has since been continually improved, the last overhaul taking place some fifteen years ago. As with many homes with historical roots, the triumph of this home is in its melding of the old and the new.

The first impression is spectacular, as you traverse tessellated tiles with stretches of greenery on either side rippling with the sea breeze, and a vision of iron lacework and stonework lying ahead.

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Within are five bedrooms, four of them king-sized, two of them featuring built in robes. Numerous fireplaces, ornate but functional, with intact chimneys, feature in these rooms.

The formal living and dining rooms, carpeted and timber-floored respectively, benefit from the 15 foot ceilings that feature throughout the home.

So too do the many windows, which alternate between leadlight and sashed. The former infusing the sunlight with vibrant shades, the latter letting in the seaside air at the owner’s discretion.

Endless functionality and convenience

A double arched hallway leads to the northern wing, which can function as an isolated apartment in itself. All the requisite rooms are included, its highlight being the intricate concertina leadlight doors which allow to the kitchen to open up to a picturesque garden and veranda area.

In close proximity to the Esplanade and Semaphore Road, this home is the apex of luxury seaside living, its many treasures waiting to be claimed.

19 South Terrace is on sale for $1.25 million, and is being represented by Megan Rowe and Monica Furniss of Harcourts Real Estate.

Images and floor plan can be viewed here.