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88 Rangeview Drive, Carey Gully


  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Area
    1.97 acres approx
  • ID 8569
  • Council Adelaide Hills

SOLD by Paul Richards

Tuscan villa style family home


Moments from the freeway and and set on 8000sqm. ‘Jacaranda’ has been a much loved family home.  Built in 1983 this 2 storey rendered double brick residence was designed by award winning and well known Adelaide Hills architect Pauline Hurren.

Features Include:

  • Underfloor heating
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Cloakroom
  • WIR to main & BIR’s to remaining bedrooms
  • Laundry shute
  • Cathedral ceiling in sunken lounge with central fireplace
  • Wooden bench tops and insinkerator
  • Central cooktop with copper rangehood
  • Established beautiful English style gardens
  • 8000sqm allotment
  • Bore and concrete tanks
  • Space for pool
  • Located near bus stop
  • 5 min from Bridgewater on ramp and 10 from Stirling Markets

The property has many exciting features and further investment will only enhance it’s beauty and future value.

As you enter from Rangeview Drive the driveway lined with rhododendrons leads through natural growth changing to established garden including golden maple, wisteria, varieties of conifer and a spectacular Virginia creeper sprawling along the exterior walls.  The home was based on Mediterranean style homes, reminiscent of stone homes in the hills around Tuscany and with the creepers ever changing colours there is also a hint of 1600th century English Cottage.  There is sufficient turning space and parking for multiple cars as well as 2 car garage under the main roof with automatic colour bond roller door.

Bluestone paths lead around the home and become the floor of the entertaining area shaded by a spreading wisteria.  Alongside a large well-kept lawn allows for family fun and frivolity with cover provided from surrounding trees.  Together with the goldfish pond, waterfall and sounds of birdlife this area is not only great for entertaining but lends itself to relaxation as well.

The main entrance is on the southern side of the home through double timber doors protected by a large tiled porch.  Both a cloak room and guest toilet are on the left while the timber staircase, with wine cellar underneath, is on the right.  Glass panels above and to the side of the main entrance doors allow for natural light to fill the area.

The corridor to the left leads to the sunken formal lounge.  Attention is drawn immediately to the central open fireplace with bluestone chimney and slate hearth.  Stretching above is a cathedral roof giving the room a grand feel while ample light enters via multiple picture frame windows and 2 glass doors leading to the garden.

The dining room is situated a step up from the lounge which then leads through to the kitchen.  There is ample room for an 8 seater table, side table and the outside patio is accessible via a glass sliding door allowing the party to flow outside on warm summer evenings.

Storage and ease of use is key to any functioning kitchen and this excels in both.  A timber island bench with hotplates and overhead copper range hood is waiting for your next creation.  Pantry, wall oven, large fridge space, timber bench tops and insinkerator help complete the kitchen which has natural light streaming in through the large windows overlooking the northern garden.

A timber bar helps join the kitchen to family room, below which has more storage, with the low bar helps parents keep a watchful eye on younger family members.  The family room extends the width of the home, North/South, with glass sliding door access at either end to front path and herb garden.  There is a corridor back to the main entrance and access to lower bedroom/study, bathroom, laundry (with built ins, laundry chute and fold out ironing board) and garage door.

Upstairs the four bedrooms, bathroom and walk in lined room are off the central hallway.  The main bedroom has its own air-conditioning unit, WIR and ensuite including shower, toilet, vanity and heated lighting and exhaust fan.  North facing windows overlook the beautiful garden and patio area.

2 of the three remaining bedrooms have BIR’s and air-conditioning units, there is a laundry chute one bedroom as well as one in the hallway.  One bedroom has adsl internet connection.  The linen room has ample shelving and storage space as does the attic which houses the hot water boiler as well.

The ground floor has underfloor hydronic heating which has recently been serviced.  This form of heating provides superior comfort for the whole family allowing for the warmer air to rise from floor to ceiling, from toe to tip.  A solar hot water service keeps heating costs down and a monitored security system gives peace of mind for property but more importantly family.

There is a 10,000 gallon concrete tank which holds rainwater and can be filled via the bore which has been certified drinkable.  The bore water runs throughout the garden with multiple water points for irrigation and protection.  The remainder of the land has terraced paths enabling easy access either by foot or the John Deere ride on lawnmower which is also included in the sale.  A bus service is available at the driveway entrance to Adelaide CBD, 25min car drive, and Stirling, 10 min car drive.

This home has been loved and cherished by the current owners since its inception.  They hope the purchasers of this special property will soon come to make it their home and adore it as they have.


RLA 63301