Aldgate’s ‘Wairoa’; a unique story on some 11 acres, hidden just moments from Stirling’s heart…
A story that started in the late 1800s, when William Austin Horn – a man of considerable energy and fortune – fashioned a stunning home on some 11 enchanting acres, hidden from the world to whisk you away to another time and place…
Welcome to ‘Wairoa’; one of the Adelaide Hills’ last remaining Victorian estates and surely one of the most imposing and impressive, with its heritage listed grounds, two storeys, multiple wings, more than 20 rooms, and guest house for good measure.
Later purchased by the prominent Barr Smith family, it would become their family summer house for two generations, and then a school before lying quiet in all of its untouched, nostalgic glory – standing today as a strong and sturdy prelude to the ultimate project in resurrection.
From the richly decorated and detailed plasterwork and staircase of the impressive entry foyer to the Arts and Crafts style William Morris wallpaper, this epic Queen Anne – with Australian overtones – deserves its feature articles in several South Australian hard cover publications.
As it was in those days, entire wings dedicated to servants and nannies were styled and configured in reserved contrast to the extravagant main home; signaling a divide in status – giving you today countless options across a home with up to 10 bedrooms.
And what a main home it is when ceilings soar in excess of 15-feet high, chandeliers sparkle and fireplaces adorn the main living rooms and so many more.
At the end of a long winding drive flanked by towering pines discover a secluded stately home nestled in its own tranquil romantic botanic garden, just moments from Stirling’s bustling heart,.
It’s time to write the next chapter in Wairoa’s story.
And the story gets better:
– Zoned for both residential and commercial purposes
– Beautifully presented façade of sandstone and prominent gables
– Structurally very sound
– Fully equipped kitchen to upgraded guesthouse – the perfect AirBnB
– Old dairy, woodshed and cellar
– Bore supplying beautifully presented late Victorian gardens
– Picking gardens, 100-year-old trees, and rolling lawns to surrounds
– Terrace balconies to main, upper level bedrooms
– Original William Morris drapes and wallpaper
– Onsite parking for 10+ cars
– And so much more.
CT / 6059/335
Council / City of Adelaide Hills
Zoning / PP’35
Built / 1893
Land / 11 Acres
Council Rates / $4606.75pa
SA Water / $650.09pq
ES Levy / $492.15pa
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