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Property spotlight – Breathtaking Scottish mansion blends history and luxury


4 Glenside Road, a Scottish estate located in Crafers and known as ‘Derrymor Estate,’ is the product of three stages of development spanning fifty years, the end result steeped in history, drenched in luxury and bursting with possibilities.

Grant Giordano of Sotheby’s International Realty spoke to SA Real Estate News on this property. Describing the allure of the home is not simple – as Grant attests, “there is no single aspect that attracts buyers the Derrymor Estate.”

Luxury and history

Wrought-iron gates open to reveal expansive botanic gardens and the majesty of the freestone Derrymor Estate – the three-storey Derrymor tower the most immediate spectacle.

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A two-storey lodge renovated by award-winning architect Pauline Hurren sits among the greenery – the sense of historical grandeur is constant.

“The property is intertwined with the history of many prominent old Adelaide families,” says Grant. “The architecture is unique to properties available in Adelaide as it has become a fusion of various architectural styles with the predominant influence being Scottish Baronial.”

For the buyer with development aspirations, “the opportunities presented by two separate dwellings on approx. 8,000 sqm complete with conservatory enclosed pool, tennis court, mature gardens, and two street entries (with potential for another STCC) are almost limitless.”

Best of both worlds

Few properties can balance the merits of rural location with the convenience of proximity – but this home does so.

As Grant says, only in the “tightly held area of The Adelaide Hills are you able to enjoy your country estate as a cool climate escape from the overbearing summer sun yet also remain less than a 20 minute drive from a major economic centre, a pristine coastline, world-renowned wineries and a 30 minute drive from an international airport.”

4 Glenside Road is being represented by Grant Giordano and Graham Bowie of Sotheby’s International Realty, who can be contacted for the selling price.

Images and floor plan can be viewed here.