Hope Valley Cont Historic Home

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Where could we put the wine barrels dear?

Property Summary

PRICE RANGE: $2.4 Million
Category: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Carport: 4
Close to: Adelaide: 14km (direct line)
Features: Inground Pool

This is a pretty amazing house, the original homestead is circa 1892.
The exterior is more reminiscent of a historic home than the inside refurbishment, which is, put simply, very modern! Even comes with an ensuited guest suite, a bit of a luxury in a historic home...

Aluminum windows around the patio, hmmm, interesting historic application there!

I've never seen an entire glass wall (and door) like the above one, well, cept in law firms!

And next time you are completely baffled as to where to put your wine barrels, take inspiration from this home, hang them high on your living room wall, put some feature lighting on them, and call it a feature! Bet you didn't think of that!

The only disappointment to me with this conversion (update - whatever you want to call it) is that the outdoor/indoor living areas don't flow. The door to the outdoor pool etc is up those stairs through that doorway, a bit like Truman's exit!

There's that Truman exit again!

A bath, right plonk in your bedroom (no carpet - ouch)

This is the family bathroom, a bit bare for my liking, if you want to see the website dedicated to this home, check out here.

Notice the timber paneling down the right side of the pic, as it curves to the ground level, very nifti! I like how the pool is half in the sun, and half undercover.

And here's the master plan...

A very modern refurbishment architecturally speaking!

AND what did the agent say - plenty...

Living history, on a grand scale!


  • Inground Pool
In 1892, the Tolley family arrived in Hope Valley with visions of creating a renowned winemaking dynasty. In the verdant landscape and fruitful soil, they also achieved their ambitions. But the Tolleys also passed their torch to a family who would follow 110 years later with their own dreams. The result is a breathtaking re-birth: an historic winery converted into one of Adelaide's most imaginative and spectacular homes - truly the "Toast of the Valley".

On this 2,800 square metre estate, history has evolved into cutting-edge comfort. Its grand scale is evident the moment you enter the main living area. Here is the former Tolleys cellar, restoration and innovation have worked hand in hand. The living and dining room occupies an astonishing 306 square metres - a soaring space where imagination has no limits. Indian graphite tiles with underfloor heating create warmth and cosiness, even in this vast expanse. Painstaking work has removed hundreds of metres of plaster, allowing the building's history to be read in the sandstone walls. Gallery windows, formerly bricked up, are rejuvenated and full of light. A room that once stored rows of wine barrels now has an entirely new life.

Adjacent to the living area, old winery laboratories have been transformed into three of the home's five spacious bedrooms, each with raked ceilings and individual split system air conditioning. The master suite of 75 square metres has a bath made of reconstituted marble, a huge walk-in robe and an opulent ensuite. The room's annexe, with original sliding door, is perfect for a gym or office.

The main bathroom with spa bath and dual vanities is finished to the highest specifications. But perhaps the home's crowning achievement is the award winning custom kitchen. Overlooking the enormous main living area, the kitchen is ingeniously designed to meet the challenge of becoming the focal point of this singular residence. Its stainless steel wet area flows seamlessly into CaeserStone bench tops and a solid jarrah casual meals area. The overall effect is striking yet discreet, with an array of appliances integrated and concealed, servicing two cooking zones. Even the stainless steel exhaust system makes a bold visual statement, soaring towards the six metre ceiling's original timber rafters and with automated skylights.

A mezzanine provides a relaxing space to soak up the splendid view of the living area below. Five sets of baronial double doors are also an impressive sight, leading to 397 square metres of majestic gardens. Six hundred tonnes of earth was trucked in to landscape the grounds, which can also be enjoyed from a fully covered al fresco entertaining area. But for the ultimate entertaining, the former grape crushing house has been converted to a giant party room, with heated pool, original timber fans, a wet bar with dishwasher, and north facing timber deck.

Like the fine wines it once housed, this property has improved with age. A purity of design and a sense of understated glamour set the modern tone for 1,100 square metres of living space. The meticulously crafted complex is grand yet simple, bold yet tasteful, imposing yet inviting. In these vast spaces, every centimetre has been showered with attention, and the result is monumental. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a fascinating building with a new life. A new "living history", ready for you to add your own chapter.

Points of Interest

* Construction began in 1892 with sandstone from a nearby quarry
* Allotment size: 2,800 sqm (3/4 acre)
* Living area (total): 1,100 sqm (approx)
* Living/Dining room: 306 sqm (approx)
* Master bedroom: 90 sqm (approx)
* Huge loft
* Original slate paving outside
* Old port vat (with hydraulic elevator) converted into a huge unique cellar
* Indoor heated swimming pool has automatic cover. Other features in the pool
area include north facing decking and w.c. behind stylish frosted glass
* 20m deep well a feature by the pool
* Master bedroom with hand crafted marble spa and finished to the highest quality
* Automated skylights with block-out blinds and rain sensors
* Award winning kitchen includes: Solid jarrah workbench, 2 x side by side
integrated/concealed fridges/freezer with ice maker, 2 x fan forced underbench
ovens, a convection microwave, steam oven and induction hotplate, dishwasher,
2 x pull out pantries, all is finished to the highest specifications
* 2 x hot water services
* 4 car garaging with remove operated doors
* Fully automated C-Bus system installed
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