20 Fitzroy Terrace is a bluestone mansion constructed circa 1882, and earns the title of ‘mansion’ to an extent few properties can match.
Not only is this an extremely impressive property, it is one of the most admired landmark residences in the state. This is by virtue of its incredible scale and design, to say nothing of the remarkable man for whom it was built.
Sir Josiah Symon was an extremely influential character in Australia’s history. His touch can be seen in an entire generation of law, literature and politics, as Symon applied his talents also in the professions of lawyer, legislator, lecturer, orator, and author.
He was a man of many talents, just as his home is one of many elements. Grand anachronisms sit alongside modern conveniences, which lie across from luxurious additions. Sprawling natural gardens complement its many man-made marvels.
The fact that this mansion contains a ballroom should leave little doubt as to the extravagance of these marvels. The billiard room, library that doubles as a study, sitting and dining rooms, and grand marble fireplaces only emphasise this grandeur, evoking the property’s historical roots.
More modern areas include the stainless steel commercial kitchen and four luxury bathrooms. Another study, nanny suite, and six bedrooms, including a huge bay-windowed master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, complete the long list of interior spaces spread across its two floors.
Another study, nanny suite, and six bedrooms, including a huge bay-windowed master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, complete the long list of interior spaces spread across its two floors.
This interior is befitting of the residence of such an influential as Symon. If a prospective buyer is partial to more tennis and swimming than Symon may have been, they will be pleased with the additions of lawn tennis court and heated tile pool.
The exterior of 20 Fitzroy Terrace also holds private botanic grounds across 800 square metres and a stately coach house.
Just as Sir Josiah Symon sat at the centre of a generation of Australian discourse, his mansion is in the heart of Adelaide, overlooking the Parklands and CBD. Not only does that afford pleasant views, it allows for quick and easy travel to places of significance.
The property has received expressions of interest, and the price can be obtained by contacting agent Jamie Brown of Bernard Booth Real Estate.
Images and floor plan can be viewed here.