249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


Many South Australian householders add a contemporary extension on the again when renovating their historic character houses.

However Peter and Jen Russell determined to do the exact opposite when increasing their 150-year-old Undalya home, which has hit the market.

The couple, who purchased the 5.97ha property at 249 Kelly Road 32 years in the past, embraced its rustic cottage attraction to make the extension seem as if it had all the time been a part of the home.

“We didn’t need to contact the unique constructing,” Ms Russell stated.

249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


“We actually love the heritage character of it and we wished to retain that so it was a seamless transition from outdated to new.”

The unique home, which is the place the lounge room is, was inbuilt circa 1860 and the 4 bedrooms added a couple of decade later within the 1870s.

The Russells purchased the property from pals within the late Eighties then added the open kitchen, dwelling and eating space in 1997.

Mr Russell, who has been a stonemason for greater than 40 years, constructed it utilizing Clare bluestone and Watervale limestone.

To make sure it matched the remainder of the home, they reused many supplies, together with stone, home windows collected from heritage buildings and repurposed doorways.

249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


249 Kelly Highway, Undalya. Pic: realestate.com.au


“The 1870 half has acquired the gorgeous unique Australian crimson cedar mantels and cabinets,” Ms Russell stated.

“The sort of timber they utilized in it too, you simply can’t get it anymore.”

Whereas they have been reluctant to promote the property that had been a labour of affection and beloved household residence, Ms Russell stated it was time to downsize.

“It’s been a gathering place for our household – we all the time have Christmas right here and we’ve had each sort of birthday you possibly can think about, culminating in our youngest daughter’s marriage ceremony,’ she stated.

“We really feel pleased with what we’ve achieved right here.”

REAL Property Brokers Group’s Andy White is promoting the property, which has a $1.05 million to $1.1 million worth information.

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