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Property Spotlight – Brilliant Blend of Old and New in Prime Location


A modernised villa with prime city location has recently come onto the market. Constructed circa 1910, 1 Roberts Street, Unley, capitalises on all of the many opportunities its location and historical framework have provided, resulting in a luxurious and resplendent property.

What is clear immediately upon sighting the frontage of the home is the respect for and preservation of historical features. An authentic sandstone facade melds appealingly with greenery and black metalwork, the traditional adorned with lavish new touches.

The manicured hedges out the front, though unable to boast of being centenarians, serve to complement the flavour of these remnants of the past.

The interiors, including the four bedrooms, two bathrooms and several large, flowing living spaces benefit from the same balance of old and new.

Inside, a glance upwards rewards the occupant with ornate hallway arches and ceiling roses, a glance down with original Baltic floors. Numerous decorative fireplaces bring radiant grandeur to the main living area and master bedroom.

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These archaic artefacts maintain the character of the home, while modern touches such as kitchen utilities and television outfitted with state-of-the-art Soundwall and Amplifier create a contemporary luxury.

The exterior is an amalgam of tasteful choices, practical decisions and exact execution. Landscaped gardens are watched over by maples, pines and the picture-perfect covered seating area. This space is crisp and inviting by day, and a gleaming, LED-illuminated dreamscape by night.

The Unley location of 1 Roberts Street is not to be understated. The city-fringe location allows for easy tram access to all the city’s attractions, premier schools closeby for the owner with a family, also King William and Unley Roads similarly close, for the professional.

A home which boasted beautiful historic character, but little else, a buyer could say no to. One filled with modern luxuries, but little character, could be passed up in search of better. Certainly, not every property in close proximity to the city would inspire excitement. But a home such as this, which unites the trifecta of historical character, modern luxury, and convenience of location, becomes undeniable.

1 Roberts Street is being auctioned on the 22nd of July, and is being represented by Jason Spagnuolo and Nick Borrelli of Ray White Real Estate.

Image and floor plan can be viewed here.