Nestled in the heart of Willunga, this property offers buyers a rare opportunity to secure a piece of the town’s history.
The town of Willunga, once referred to as the town of slate, has a special house that pays an ode to its slate quarry trade.
Nestled in the heart of Willunga, the property at 20 St Andrews Tce offers buyers a rare opportunity to secure a piece of the town’s history.
The stunning three-bedroom house was built in 1925 for the manager of the Willunga-Bangor Company, Basil Dunstan. It was said to have been designed by Mr Dunstan’s father and architect, John Dunstan who had purchased the slate quarry in 1917.
The iconic residence, which also features in the popular Willunga Slate Walking Trail, was built as part of a “marketing strategy” to highlight the many uses of slate in a home.
Selling agent Holly Freeland of Harcourts Wine Coast, who is presenting the property to market, said the residence lived up to its name.
“It’s a beautiful home and while slate has been used all over, it’s most prominent in the walls, floors, and even some of the shelving in the cupboards has slate,” Ms Freeland said.
“Unlike some historic homes that are not practical to live in, this one has been tastefully modernised to become a perfect family home. Located in the centre of the town, it has been owned by the same family for over 45 years,” she said.
The home not only boasts two large living spaces, there’s also a study, underground cellar as well as three sheds and a spacious undercover outdoor entertainment area. There’s a fire pit area as well with tiered stonewall seating.
The high ceilings and chandeliers do well to retain the old world charm. The property, which is set on a 2767sqm allotment, has established lawns with plenty of fruit trees.
“We had our first open recently and the response has been encouraging. We have seen a lot of interest from families in Adelaide looking to make a lifestyle change as well as interstate interest,” Ms Freeland said.
Author: Jagmeeta Joy