243 Military Road SEMAPHORE, SA 5019

Sold on 10 Dec 2014
  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4 Cars

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Superb Seaside Return Verandah Villa

  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 4 Cars

Open Thursday by appointment

The land was originally purchased on 16th February 1880 by Alfred Le Messurier, a shipping agent who specialised in importing timber for local
furniture makers. On the 3rd July of that same year, the property was transferred to Jane Sinclair Neill for her own personal use', whereupon a mere three days later, she married Alfred LeMessurier on 6th July 1880.Perhaps this was a wedding gift to Jane.
The name LeMessurier is synonymous with the timber industry in South Australia and the LeMessurier family are resided prominently in the development of Port Adelaide area introducing an early steam driven saw mill in1868.

The substantial Return Veranda Villa was built of dry creek bluestone around 1890 using the best of all materials available at the time including intricate leadlight windows high timber skirtings, cedar shield back cupboards, marble fireplaces, Baltic pine floors and much more.
The home was sold to the St Bede's Anglican parish on the 30th August 1912, with Canon Swan moving into the rectory two days later on 1st September 1912.This iconic property has a served as the Rectory for St Bede's parish for 102 years, a property which has no less than 12 Rectors of St. Bede's Anglican Parish reside in it from 1912 to 2014.

Grandly positioned on a large corner allotment of approximately 925 m2 the opportunity now exists for an astute purchaser looking for that special home.

Boasting up to five bedrooms, the main with a walk in robe and en suite, two of the others feature shield front cupboards.
A large formal lounge features a marble fire place and high ornate ceilings; there is a separate dining room with French doors leading out to the side veranda and garden.
The feature room of this grand residence is the enormous reception room, again featuring a marble fire place and high ornate ceilings and its own entry.

An updated kitchen features a dishwasher, a large butler's pantry an adjacent air conditioned meals area and much more; other features include a large dry cellar with natural light and ventilation, ducted evaporative air conditioning as well as split system units, gas heating, Baltic pine floor boards and double garaging with a remote controlled roller door.
Situated within walking distance to the Semaphore Foreshore, cosmopolitan Semaphore Road, Schools and transport this home will suit the Family looking to bring back the elegance of this Grand Bluestone.

Arguably one of the Peninsulas Grandest Homes.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Built-In Wardrobes
  • Close To Schools
  • Close To Shops
  • Close To Transport
  • Double Carport
  • Double Garage
  • Fireplace(S)

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